Alan Nye


On May 16, 2015, at the age of just 67, long-time club supporter and fitness enthusiast Alan Nye passed away following a short battle with a bacterial infection caught during a hiking expedition on the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea.

Jakarta Komodos Junior Rugby Club chairwoman Jess Djamhoerm said Alan was a terrific supporter of the Komodos, rugby development among marginalised groups in Indonesia, youth rugby development, women’s rugby and the national team, donating many tens of thousands of dollars to the cause through sponsorship by Britmindo, a respected mining services company that he established 11 years ago. Jess, who noted that Alan had suffered a number of injuries during his playing career, including a broken neck, will be remembered by some for his rugby, and by others for his “enthusiasm for life.” Alan, whose most cherished rugby quote was “the older we get, the better we were,” is survived by six children, including his two eldest, David and Stephen Nye, who are both long-tmer Komodos fixtures and supporters of grassroots rugby. And in true Britmindo fashion, the company recently announced it was providing financial assistance to the Karangan Kids from the community near the Komodos training grounds in Jagorawi.