Mario Saroy’s dream, 12 years, the end was reached. A boy who has Serui bloodline from his father and West Javanese blood from his mother has been happy lately. Cheerful faces often adorn the day. Mario the goalkeeper at the Bhinneka Tunggal Ika Soccer School (SSB Batik) Papua together with 11 other players, will represent Papua Province in the Final Round of the 2018 Aqua Danone National Cup (DNC) Competition in Jakarta.
“This is empirically flying outside Papua once. Sa (me) is very happy. Moreover, flying out of Papua, to play football with friends, “said Mario, who has joined 2.5 years at SSB Batik Papua. Friday July 13 2018, SSB Batik players are legally released by the Mayor of Jayapura, Benhur Tomi Mano, to represent Papua in the national Danone Competition held July 21-22 2018. The success of the Batik SSB in the Danone competition has been held three times since 2014, 2016 and 2018. SSB Batik has succeeded in becoming the best team in Papua, after surpassing 42 teams in the qualifying round for the Papua Regional Danone.
“I am most proud of SSB Batik’s achievements. Thank you for all the coaches who have sharpened the talents of children in Papua in football, “said Benhur. Jayapura Mayor claimed that early age training at ball schools in Jayapura City had given birth to not a few gold talented players who had played in many professional soccer clubs in Indonesia.
Bhinneka Tunggal Ika Ball School
The Bhineka Tunggal Ika Ball School (SSB Batik) is among football in Jayapura City that educates children without separating ethnicity, race and religion. All children can play football at this school.
SSB Batik was founded by Herlina Rosa Papare, a woman born in Serui on October 19, 1952. Herlina or commonly called Grandma Ai has started ball recognition activities for early childhood since 2007. But the activeness of Batik SSB began to be felt in 2011 with more and more children children who practice soccer at the school.
Grandma Ai pops up from a family that has a line of football players from the father. His talent also spread to his child and as much as his grandchildren. Assisted by four trainers, SSB Batik now has hundreds of students who practice soccer at the Cigombong Putra Field each day, except Sundays.
SSB Batik’s work has never failed. Since 2014, Papua has represented the National Danone Nation Cup for the U-12 series. SSB Batik Achievements when it ranks first in the eastern Indonesia region in the early childhood soccer event.
Establishment of Batik SSB aims to educate young people on positive matters. As the name implies, Bhineka Tunggal Ika, children in SSB Batik come from all ethnic groups and religions.
“These children are Papuan assets. Not just knowledge about the ball being taught, but how children know diversity and tolerance for other friends in SSB Batik, “said Grandma Ai.
Because of its achievements, SSB Batik does not get a lot of invitations from as many regencies in Papua, then different provinces in Indonesia, even as many neighboring countries, like Malaysia and Singapore, use the friendly league. The trusted and the biggest Agen Bola in Indonesia will also attend this soccer match. See how the best seeds from Papua are.