Bri­tish School Jakarta Opens State-of-the-Art Sports Fa­cil­i­ties

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Bri­tish School Jakarta’s (BSJ) new Sports Centre forms the cen­tre­piece of the School’s East Cam­pus re­de­vel­op­ment, which also in­cludes two all-weather foot­ball fields.

These new fa­cil­i­ties make the School one of the best-re­sourced for sport in south­east Asia, and con­sid­er­ably en­hance its well- es­tab­lished sports and so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity pro­grammes.

In its main hall, the Sports Centre has three full-size bas­ket­ball courts, with the wall-mounted back­boards and an elec­tric shot- clock. Us­ing sound-proof cur­tain­ing, these courts con­vert into three sep­a­rate play­ing ar­eas, which can de­liver six vol­ley­ball or 12 bad­minton courts. This en­ables a fully-flex­i­ble sports pro­gramme for all age-groups.

On the mez­za­nine floor, there is a gym, dance stu­dio and class­room, and a rock climb­ing wall will soon be in­stalled. Down­stairs, the build­ing houses a café, and there are ob­ser­va­tion points through­out.

Out­side, the new foot­ball fields are flood­lit and use the lat­est ar­ti­fi­cial turf tech­nol­ogy. When com­pared to nat­u­ral sur­faces, ar­ti­fi­cial turf has many ben­e­fits: the most im­por­tant be­ing dura­bil­ity, par­tic­u­larly dur­ing heavy rain, lead­ing to in­creased playa­bil­ity without any com­pro­mises on safety. Set up pri­mar­ily as two seven-a-side pitches, the fields will con­vert to 11-a-side size, with play­ing di­men­sions of 80m x 55m. There will be a shel­tered view­ing area for spec­ta­tors.

BSJ has re­viewed its sports and activities pro­gramme to cap­i­talise on these new fa­cil­i­ties. The School con­tin­ues to embrace its re­spon­si­bil­i­ties to­wards the city of Jakarta and its res­i­dents, so, when not used by stu­dents, these new fa­cil­i­ties will one day be avail­able for the wider com­mu­nity to hire.

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