About us

The CORD PROGRAMME is a collaboration between Centaurs Group and Ta'Moko Lions Rugby Football Club. CORD has been set up as a Non-Profit Organisation, and was awarded its charity status in October 2011.

Established in 2002, Centaurs Group Pte Ltd (“CG”) is the parent company of Centaurs Rugby (“CR”). CR identified demand for youth rugby coaching and by setting up its Pathway Development Programme, filled a gap in the sporting and development market. Over the ensuing years its member base grew to over 650 active boys and girls, aged from 3 to 18, playing rugby and Touch. It also recognised the need to hone the skills learnt in a competitive situation. Having run over 35 rugby tournaments in that time, the members have been able to improve and showcase the whole gambit of life values gleaned from playing rugby. CR’s motto holds firm in this collaboration: An Inspired Child is an Inspirational Child.

Established in 2006, Ta’Moko Lions RFC (“TLRFC”) is a non-profit rugby club providing rugby coaching to less fortunate local Singapore children aged from 12 to 18 years. It is the brainchild of passionate rugby player, coach and mentor Daniel Khor. Since its inception, member numbers have grown six-fold to over 60 players across three age groups: Under 13, Under 14 and Under 16. The club’s coaches integrate strict coaching techniques into an interactive, fun and active sporting environment. Players progress through their age group and the marked improvement in their abilities and character has lead to 7 players (under 16s) and 4 players (under 13s) being selected for the Singapore National Rugby Academy (NRA).

TLRFC has taken part in many local and overseas competitions over the past 5 years, mainly in Malaysia. More recently TLRFC teams competed in the local Barclays Cup 2011 tournament where the club's Under 14s and Under 16 finished as Bowl and Plate champions respectively. In 2011 TLRFC has been invited to participate again in the Iskandar Rugby 10s that will be held in Johor, Malaysia. TLRFC is achieving success with its members on and off the field, never losing sight of its quest to help the less fortunate children and young adults of Singapore.

The CG mantra of Active Inspiration coupled with the TLRFC ethos of community outreach and assistance, cements the teamwork behind the CORD programme.

CG together with TLRFC will expose less fortunate children and young adults from broken homes, low income families, troubled academic and lawless backgrounds here in Singapore to the five core social and emotional concepts, outlined above, through rugby. Our combined vision for these individuals is to be able to turn around their lives in order to ultimately turnout confident, well-rounded, team-orientated and capable young people who will contribute to the Singapore community.