Calls for Expressions of Interest in Proposed Junior Rugby Tournament in Bali, Indonesia, in March, 2017

The Jakarta Komodos Junior Rugby Club and the Bali Rugby Club are calling for expressions of interest for a proposed Bali Youth Rugby Tournament in Bali on March 18, 2017. The inaugural event would represent a huge step forward in the development of rugby in Indonesia, among both boys and girls, and provide a great excuse for a fun-filled family holiday on the resort island of Bali.

Johannes Spies, a member of the Jakarta Komodos committee and coach of the Under 12s, said the event, to be held at premier entertainment and sporting venue Canggu Club Bali, was a joint initiative of the Komodos and Bali Rugby Club.

“Being our inaugural tournament, we are seeking expressions of interest at this stage to check if there is sufficient interest from youth rugby teams in Indonesia and throughout Southeast Asia,” Johan said. “Your expression of interest at present will help us to make a decision to proceed with plans and is on a non-commitment basis.”

Depending on the response, a decision would be made to proceed to a formal registration phase.

Johan said the Komodos had a strong and rapidly growing junior rugby programme, but competitive matches were largely limited to overseas tours to Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

“The proposed Bali tournament would provide our teams in Indonesia with another chance for some on-field action and an opportunity for regional teams, including from Australia, for a hit-out also. We would love to host them,” he said. “he Komodos are very much about developing rugby in Indonesia and this represents another step forward for promoting a game that has some many positive effects on players and communities.”

The Komodos hosted their inaugural junior tournament at the Jakarta 10s earlier this year, which attracted teams from throughout Indonesia, as well as Malaysia.

Tournament Format:
This is a Ruby-10s tournament on Round-robin basis where the top scoring teams will play in the finals.

Age Groups:
Mixed teams: U8, U10 and U12
Boys only teams: U14 and U16
Girls only teams: U16.

Event Programme:

Morning Session:
Breakfast (optional, available at club)
Junior matches, U8, U10 and U12.

Afternoon Session:
Lunch (optional, available at club)
Senior matches (U14 and U16)
Swimming and waterslides for juniors (optional at club).

Early Evening Session:
Final matches (all age groups)
Awards ceremony
BBQ by the pool.

Other Activities:
Canggu Club Bali has a variety of sports-related facilities, including a spa and swimming pool that could be used by participants/attendees. We will encourage families to make use of the swimming pools, waterslides and trampoline facilities. The club also has restaurants, bars and cafes. In particular, it would be good to watch Super Rugby together at the sports bar.

Following our Saturday programme, we will also have informal beach rugby games in the Canggu area on Sunday morning, 19 March.

The tournament will be jointly hosted by the Jakarta Komodos Rugby Football Club and the Bali Rugby Club.

Please send expressions of interest via e-mail to Ms Cindee Spies at by mid-November.