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SEASON ENDS WITH 1000th GAME AND GALA BONANZA
Close to 2,500 players and parents crowded into the BIS World Theatre on May 31st to witness the end of season Coca-Cola League and Greenfields Cup Award ceremonies in what was another momentous occasion for the League. Earlier in the afternoon, when the final whistle blew on Open All Girls Cup Final played out between BIS Red and Dragons FC, the League notched-up its 1,000 game of the season and brought a new landmark conclusion to the 2014 campaign.
There were total of 11 finals played on Sunday with the cups and medals being awarded on stage by TV celebrity PJ Roberts and professional footballers from Persib binding. The morning session saw 2 penalty shoot-outs with Deutsche International School the U8 C/D/E trophy after a nail-biting 1-1 draw in regulation time against National High Jakarta School. In U8 A/B SD Al Fath took the Greenfields Cup trophy for the first time with another penalty shoot-out and victory over a disappointed Dragons PIE from Jakarta International School. In the U10 A/B division, BIS Red continued their unbeaten and double-winning season by lifting the Greenfields Cup alongside the Coca-Cola league trophy when they beat Avicenna School comfortably on the day. And in U10 C/D/E Binus Serpong beat a reorganized JJC Blue team to also record their first Greenfileds Cup victory after 5 years in the league.
The U12’s went pretty much according to form in both sections with wins for Bogor Raya in C/D/E over Tunas Muda and Dragons FC over JJC-A Samurai in the blue ribbon A/B divisional championship.
The U12 All Girls division saw BIS Red lift the trophy after beating arch-rivals JIS Dragons in an exciting 2-1 win.
In U14, Ibnu Sina went down to a successful SIS United in the C/D competition and Muhammadiyah, as anticipated, maintained their unbeaten season and lifted the Greenfields Cup against Dragons FC.
The U16’s final provided a shock result when B division runners-up Santa Laurensia toppled U16A runners-up BIS Red in a penalty shoot-out after a 1-1 draw. A late equalizer from BIS after trailing for most of the game went down to a sudden death outcome after each side scored 4 out of 5 in the first phase. A massive crowd was present to watch the Laurensia goalkeeper save the 4th penalty of the shoot-out to the delight of the Laurensia supporters.
BIS Red had better luck however in the All Girls open final when they reserved finally beat Dragons Blue by 3 goals to 1 after 2 draws in the League competition, to take the Greenfields Cup title. And it was this game which fittingly became the celebrated 1,000th game of the 2014 JSFA playing program which started back in January 7th this year.
The 2014 Sportsmanship Awards for outstanding contribution to the League for reliability, good attitude and community awareness went to the following schools:
Under 8’s - Beacon Academy
Under 10’s - Sinar Mas World Academy
Under 12’s - Singapore International School-Kelapa Gading
Under 14’s - Macan Perigi - Charity Team
Under 16’s and above - Bunda Mulia International School
Congratulations to everyone who has participated and particularly to the hard working committee who made it all happen.
Next season in the League’s 10th Anniversary year and are planning a series of special events to commensurate the occasion. Stay tuned to the website for further comments.
And lastly, congratulations to everyone involved in the League’s charity campaign with Football-For-Life who raised over Rp 25,000,000 on Gala day which will go towards our medical support program for children in need in Jakarta. Please read the FFL section on this website for more details.
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About 2014 League
The Jakarta Schools Football League was founded in 1995 by a small group of British International School
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0811836172 students with the sole aim to organize and deliver quality inter-schools association football in the Jakarta area. The JSFA or ‘Coca-Cola’ League as it has become known due to the continued involvement of Coca-Cola as lead sponsor from that time, has grown from 6 schools and 12 teams in 1995 to what it is today as perhaps one of the largest schools football competitions in the world with 210 teams from 65 schools fielding a total of 3,500 students over 4 playing months between January and April every year.
The 2014 Season will see the League organize and manage close to 1000 matches for students between the ages of 7 to 18 years old operating over 11 different venues, mostly host schools, as detailed in the venues section of this website.
The League is totally non-profit making and raises its operating cost requirements from its major supporting sponsors Coca-Cola and Greenfields Milk, who support The Greenfields Challenge Cup competition in which all teams in the various age categories participate plus annual subscription fees. All monies raised by the League are spent on venues, trophies, referees, Gala Day events and media.
The Leagues finances are managed exclusively within the British International School Foundation that is the legal entity within which the JSFA is housed and who control all receipts and payments on the League’s behalf.
FOOTBALL FOR LIFE
The ‘Football for Life’ campaign seeks to deliver an outreach programme to children in need in Jakarta. The League has always coordinated and encouraged charity teams to participate in the League targeted at children from orphanages and street kids who are organized under the auspices of The British International School Community Action Service programme and participating Students.
The Football For Life initiative however is an extension of this important role and seeks to embrace a wider cross section of children in need in Jakarta through financial support and the active participation by JSFA members in assisting worthy child related causes. The ‘FFL’ campaign raises independent funds via various fund raising initiatives to enable this to happen.
Full details are available under the ‘FFL’ banner on this site or by contacting any member of the main committee.
The JSFA main committee is always looking for additional members to participate in what is a positive and exciting experience for all concerned. Should you wish to support the objective of the League, please feel free to contact us at any time.
Jakarta Schools Football Association