About Jakarta Banteng Rugby Club
Founded in 2004, the Jakarta Banteng Rugby Club (JBRC) is the rugby pioneer in Jakarta and have quickly become a rugby icon across the nation.
JBRC has seen great success in recent years as we are the defending Rugby 7’s National Champs since its inaugural competition in 2010.
JBRC competes in local tournaments across Indonesia and a considerable number of our players have been consistently been selected for the Indonesian National Teams.
We are currently over 70 members strong with members ranging from 15 to 40 years old coming from a wide variety of backgrounds.
JBRC is also actively promoting rugby in Jakarta as we become more committed to the development of rugby mostly by introducing rugby and organizing rugby events for high school rugby clubs and players throughout the Jakarta region.
Banteng practice every Monday at Hockey field,Senayan, 7-9 PM. These sessions are open to anyone who would like to play rugby in Indonesia.
Our aim is to promote rugby by creating a safe and fun environment in playing rugby for all ages and genders.
We aim to be recognized as the leading club in Indonesia and we will strive for excellence not only on the pitch but also through our coaching, volunteering, involvement with schools and reaching out to the local community.
Chairman/Treasury: Marco Sebastian
Team Managers: Tito Vau & Darius Sadeli
Training & Development Captains: Teguh Setiawan & Yudha Ramon
Social & Marketing Managers: Romario Risakotta & Ari Yudha Pramono
Grassroot Development Manager : Fikri Al-Azhar
Head Coach: James Johnston
Grass Roots Rugby
• Our special effort will go towards grass roots rugby which focuses in providing the opportunity for children to learn, play and enjoy the game.
• Our target this year will to start offering rugby as an extracurricular sport in high schools in the greater Jakarta region.
• Our IRB-qualified coaches are willing to coach for the development of grass roots rugby
• Grass roots sponsorship will be reserve exclusively for rugby development outside JBRC
• Sponsorship funds will be utilize to compensate coaches, training balls, kits, as well as to fund high-school tournaments during the year.
Rugby in Indonesia
Rugby has never been as popular as it is today. It was announced, that the summer Olympics in 2016, Rugby Sevens will make its Olympic Debut. Rugby sevens is one of the modified version of the game which features 7 players a side instead of the traditionally 15.
Persatuan Rugby Union Indonesia (PRUI) was formed in May 2004 and has since been a Full Member of the Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) in 2005 & an Associate Member of the International Rugby Board (IRB) in 2008.
In Indonesia, rugby is currently played by 16 teams spread across 12 provinces in the Indonesian archipelago and continue to grow exponentially with more than 700 Indonesians currently involved in the Game.
Indonesian rugby is represented on the international playing field by 3 national teams: Men’s National 15’s (Rhinos), Men’s National 7’s (Harimau), and the Women’s National 7’s (Cendrawasih).
Rugby Development Manager
Head Coach Indonesia (Asian 5 Nations)
Coach Jakarta Banteng (Bali 7s Champions 2011)
Head Coach National U14 & U16 XVs tour to Canada,
Head Coach Mexico National XV & 7s (Shield Finalists IRB 7s Los Angeles 2005),
Head Coach Wallabies FC (National Champions 2002,2003,2004),
Head Coach Kenya 7s,
Head Coach Kenya Schools,
Head Coach Hillcrest School (Kenya Cup Finalists)
Nick has been a player and coach for over 40 years starting in Junior school in England and representing the Isle of Wight and Sussex at junior levels then moving to London and joining London Welsh. After immigrating to Australia in 1985, a neck injury stopped all ambitions of playing representative rugby though he then managed to rack up 150 caps for Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia.
Now a level II ARU coach, Nick went on to coach at a number of senior clubs in Western Australia as well as coaching the State U15s and U16s. Work commitments overseas stopped his ability to coach in Australia, though he maintains the passion for the game watching his three sons play at State and International levels and coming out of retirement for a run at the 2012 Bali 10’s.
Moving to Jakarta this year and watching a recent training session of the Bantengs, Nick is excited by the skills and enthusiasm on display and is looking forward to helping the current coaching staff with developing the club and players in 2013.