Jakarta Komodos Junior Rugby Club Launch 2017 Season
The Jakarta Komodos Junior Rugby Club are pleased to announce that the new 2017 season will kick off with a morning of fun, rugby-based games, activities and a BBQ at the club’s training grounds at the Jagorawi Golf and Country Club on the outskirts of Jakarta on September 3, 2016.
Despite a decline in the number of expatriate families working and living in Indonesia, the Jakarta Komodos Junior Rugby Club (JKJR) were able to maintain numbers throughout the 2015/2016 season and record some impressive results in Southeast Asia regional rugby competitions, particularly in Singapore.
In addition, the club is proud of its record of developing grassroots girls’ and women’s rugby, as well as developing the game among more marginalised groups in Indonesia, particularly in the village of Kranggan near our training grounds. We are proud of our achievements in this area and something we hope to build on in the coming season.
JKJR chairwoman Jess Djamhoer said the club was looking forward to the return of last season’s players and the arrival of a number of newcomers.
“Our numbers are looking good but it would be excellent if JKJR parents help spread the word about the season-opening event on September 3 and try and encourage as many new players as possible to give rugby a try,” she said. “It’s a great Saturday morning activity and we have touch rugby at JIS on Tuesdays for Under 9s and above.”
Jess said she could emailed for copies of a new advertising poster for the 2017 rugby season. “If any parent or supporter can print it off and post at their children’s school or sport club to help publicise the new season, that would be greatly appreciated. Rugby is an affordable, exciting sport and we are a passionate club that believes in having fun and giving back to the community.”
Cameron Bates, coach of the Under 8s team, said a new Under 7s/Under 6s non-contact team was taking shape, which was suitable for girls and boys aged from the age of about 5. “It’s ideal for new players who want to learn the basics of rugby, including passing, catching and running with the ball in a safe, supervised outdoors environment,” he said. “It’s a great introduction to the game and we have a number of new players starting out, about half of whom are girls.”
He said the Under 8s as well as the Under 9s/Under 10s age groups were particularly promising, given the development of the Kranggan boys and girls alongside the expatriate players. “The Under 8s finished fourth in Singapore last season and the players are really enjoying their rugby. Combined with the strength of the local players, the season should be an excellent one and would encourage any potential players to come out and give it a shot. They won’t be disappointed.”
Johannes Spies, coach of the young teens age groups, said players were looking forward to resuming their training after the summer break.
“The Jakarta Inter-School Tournament begins in October and runs to the end of January, and we will get our first taste of regional action at the Centaurs Tournament in Singapore in early December,” Johannes said. “We are also looking at tournaments in Bangkok and Bali early next year, as well as the Jakarta 10s in May, 2017.”
Age groupings are as follows:
U7s touch: born in 2009 or after
U8s contact: born in 2008
U9/U10s: born in 2007 and 2006
U11/U12s: born in 2005 and 2004
U13/U14s: born in 2003 and 2002
U15/U16s: born in 2001 and 2000
U17/U18s: born in 1999 and 1998
Womens U18: born in 1998 – 2001
We welcome girls and boys
Training will be held as follows:
Saturdays: Jagorawi Golf and Country Club (Exit 24 on the Jagorawi toll Road and take the right fork at the exit) – from 9am to 10:30am for Under 8s and below, and 9am to 11:30am for older age groups
Tuesdays: Only for U9s and up – JIS, Field 1, from 5:45pm to 7 – 7:30pm max
Fees will be as follows:
The fees this year for the whole season (September 3 to May 6) will be:
U8s and below: Rp2,5 million
U9s and above: Rp3 million
A discount of Rp500,000 will be offered to siblings
Fees include equipment, field rental, full kit and domestic and international tournament registration
Registration date is yet to be confirmed but will be processed through the JIS Academy website, which can be accessed by both JIS and Non-JIS children
Likely or potential tours this season:
Jakarta Inter-Schools Tournament: October to the end of January (High school-aged players)
Centaurs tournament, Singapore: December 3 and 4 (All ages)
Bangkok 10s tournament, Thailand – 24th to the 26th February (All ages)
Possible Bali tournament in March or April (All ages)
Jakarta 10s tournament, Jakarta – 6th May (All ages)