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The most diverse of teams in Jakarta, JBRC welcomes all and refuses none. From local to foreign, young to old, inexperienced to lifers, and men to women, we have fostered a diverse, yet tightly-knit rugby community that represents the global game of rugby on a smaller scale.
Whether it manifests itself as a series of hard hits, gritty cleanouts, or a scintillating piece of backline play, the passion in the JBRC family is truly tops. And while this passion displays itself naturally in-game and has led us to, or near, the top of the table in recent years, the passion we share for our community off the pitch as teammates, brothers, sisters, friends, and above all, family, is something that any Banteng can be proud of.
The game of rugby is one of respect, and at JBRC you can expect to find that respect any which way you turn. Regardless of whether we are introducing a group of newcomers to the game, locked in a bruiser with old rivals, or even sharing dinner together off of the pitch, respecting people from all walks of life is a way that we hope to continue to further both rugby and Indonesian values within our community.
The game of rugby is instrumental in teaching those engage to maintain balance within their lives, and we firmly believe the same applies within our community. Espousing the tenets of integrity, solidarity, intensity and discipline on the field, we strive to focus on things like fun, friendship, inclusion and support off the pitch. Maintaining this balance not only results in a quality product on the pitch, but a quality experience, and individuals, off of it.
Message from the chairman
2016 has been a great year for Indonesia Rugby and Jakarta Banteng Rugby Club. First of all, we have witnessed tremendous growth on Interest in Rugby at Indonesia. This year, Rugby has become an official National Games (PON XIX - 2016) and participated by 7 Provinces. It is also worth to note that the tournament hosted for both Men and Women’s team. Indonesia National Rugby Team development also took a step forward, with this year participating at Thailand in the Asia Rugby Championship Division 3 East competing against Chinese Taipei, Brunei and Laos. Indonesia also participate in Chennai 7’s Tournament in India and Langkawi 10’s in Malaysia. One of the most exciting development in Rugby Indonesia would be the junior level development. Through “Get Into Rugby” Campaign (GIR), Indonesia has produced 9 School team which competed for the first time on Nusantara 7’s. With the Jakarta Bantengs we have had one of our best seasons ever. Jakarta Bantengs won our first trophy in 2016 at Nusantara 7’s tournament, by outclass Komodos in the Final. In the Jakarta 15’s Series we came close again in the final. Unfortunately the more experienced Komodos came back to clinch it, although we were locked 7-7 on the half time. At the Bali 10’s, Banteng Men’s won the Open Bowl category, while one of our female player went on to win MVP of the tournament As a club we have never been on a better footing. At the start of the year we established our very first Jakarta Banteng Women’s squad and competed in Nusantara 7’s, Srikandi 7’s and Bali 10’s. Our club also send 10 players to represent Indonesia National team. We also have a new coach and our membership is strong with more than 30 players regularly turning up for training. With these achievement, I’m looking forward for much more exciting year in 2017.
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We are excited to start our Women Rugby team, and we welcome any girls from any sporting background to join the family. We promise a thorough introduction to women’s rugby for new players, a great time on and off the pitch with a wide variety of socials and plenty of opportunities to get involve with[…]
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