Claire Devine
Head Coach

Claire Devine has coached touch for the past ten years. Coaching rugby for Centaurs Rugby Club for two years, then joining Royals Touch (formerly - Centaurs Touch) to develop their programme and to ensure gender equality. Claire coached Tanglin Trust School for two years helping them to achieve their only SEASAC victory to date. Claire is a Level 2 FIT referee and Intermediate Level FIT Coach. Claire has competed locally and internationally for Bucks Touch, Centaurs Touch as well as Royals Touch, and has managed the Singapore Mixed 30’s team at the 2015 World Cup. Claire is part of the Singapore Women's U20s coaching team for the Youth Touch World Cup 2018.


In real life, Claire is the Artistic Director of charity Buds Theatre, Director of The Playtent, a space for emerging artists, a Consultant with the National Institute of Education and leading Mentor for the National Arts Council driven STAR programme with the Ministry of Education.


Published by Greenwich University Press in 2007, by Kanes Rajah PhD: Chapter 2 Stagecraft – The Key to Effective Communication, Presentation and Public Speaking. 

Robert Devine
Head of Royals

Rob Devine has coached touch for almost 15 years having set up Royals Touch (formerly - Centaurs Touch) in 2004. Rob is a FIT Level 3 Referee, Intermediate Level FIT Coach, and L1 Coach Educator & is the Chairman of the FIT Youth and Children's Commission. Rob is also a member of the Touch Singapore Coaching Commission and was part of the Singapore Men's U20s, Youth World Cup 2018 coaching team. Rob was also Head Coach of the Singapore Men's Open team (FIT Touch World Cup 2019).


Rob has played and reffed all over the world and has represented Singapore (Men's 40s) at 2015 Touch World Cup and has played Men's and Mixed at the highest level in Singapore.

When not on a touch pitch, Rob is a creativity and leadership development consultant and is founder and director of Singapore charity (CORD) Community Outreach Rugby Development, that uses sport to provide less fortunate children and young adults the means to transform their lives.

Julia Poquet

Profile coming soon...


Coaching: Royals Touch U16's and U18's


Our Coaches

Thani Greco

Thani is a FIT Level 1 Referee and Coach who currently plays for Royals Touch Ladies and Mixed Open Squads, as well as for the Singapore American School Varsity Touch Team. Thani has also been selected to play for Singapore U18s at the Youth Touch World Cup 2018.


Coaching U10's & U12's

Tian Devine

Tian began her sporting career at the age of five, joining the Centaurs Rugby programme. She moved to touch at the age of eight where she has played locally and internationally with Centaurs Touch for the past eight years. Tian has coached U10/12’s for the two years with Centaurs and U12/14 at UWCSEA in 2015. Tian is a Level 1 FIT referee and a Level 1 FIT Coach. Tian has also been selected to play for Singapore U18s at the Youth Touch World Cup 2018.

Crystal le Roux
U10 & U12

Crystal has played touch at the highest level in Singapore, competing in the Women's Premiership category and is a FIT Level 1 Referee. Crystal plays for UWC Dover Prems and has represented them around Asia and in Australia. Crystal has recently been selected to captain the Singapore Women's U20s squad at the Youth Touch World Cup 2018 in Malaysia.


Coaching: Royals U10 and U12s

Lou Ann Beneton

Profile coming soon...

Coaching: U12s

Aina Brudy

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Coaching: U12s

As one of Singapore's most senior refs, Simon is the Royals Touch Referee mentor. Simon is a FIT Level 5 Ref and travels all over Asia and Australia to ref at some of the top competitions and provides up to date coaching and mentoring to our pool of qualified

referees. Simon has represented Singapore Refs across Asia, Australia, and New Zealand

Coaching: Royals Touch Refs

Simon Bernie
Ref Mentor

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