LOOKING FORWARD TO 2018 AND BEYOND
Most of this supplement is a glance back down memory lane and the GKSC journey so far. But we now have sustaining interests in girls’ rugby development in partnership with the Komodos and the Priscilla Hall Memorial Foundation. Some of these activities bring new kids into rugby. Some is aimed at the development of kids that have been under our umbrella for a few years.
We are also delighted to be working with initiatives outside Greater Jakarta. On January 14, 2018 we will launch a new initiative in East Java. This is a collaboration with Federasi Hockey Indonesia, East Java with the full support of the Surabaya Mayor’s office and the Regency of Sidoardjo. FHI-PJT has selected two schools from each of Surabaya and Siduardjo. Twenty 8-10 year olds from each will commence a one-year hockey induction. The programme design is from Vikneswaren, who has just designed and launched a new national hockey programme in Malaysia. Vik is a former Malaysian international player and national coach. Says Vik, “I am so pleased to be helping out with kids hockey development in Indonesia. I have many senior hockey friends in the country. I am particularly impressed with the commitment and vision of the FHI-PJT. The support of a partner like BritCham opens new opportunities for kids in East Java. Hockey is a sport that many can hope to have a real opportunity to excel”. The FHI-PJT Chairman, Donnie Gunawan, is “Excited that an international association is committing resources to children in East Java. Thank you BritCham and Giving Kids A Sporting Chance”.