|The UMM SSB team received the trophy as the first winner of UMM 2018 Rector Cup U-11 Football Competition. (Photo: Mirza / UMM Public Relations)|
THE EVENT of UMM 2018 Rector Cup U-11 Football Competition was held on Sunday (10/21). This biennial competition was closed with the victory of 2 teams Football School (SSB) of University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM).
From the 96 teams that competed, the 1st place was taken by BM UMM Team and the 2nd place by UMM Team. Besides being the general champion, the 2 UMM teams also won a number of categories, namely the Best Player by Ruben Asoka and Top Scorer by Farhan.
"Alhamdulillah, it has been held on schedule. No one backs up. Java-Bali, 1 from Makassar. From a total of 212 matches, this competition has been won by 3 teams from Malang. The rest are Sidoarjo, Kediri and Jember," explained the chief executive, Dr. Haris Tofly, S.H., M.Hum.
The spread of soccer coaching is quite even. However, continued Haris, Malang remains the best. The activity that will be held for the next 2 years is expected to be facilitated by UMM on a larger scale.
Haris continued, this competition was more interesting with the presence of parents and supporters who faithfully supported the champion team.
"The presence of parents, grandfather and grandmother made this competition more festive. The SSB of Kediri Regency, based on the committee's assessment, is the best supporter," said Haris.
UMM Rector, Dr. Fauzan, M.Pd. stated that this tournament was held to bring Indonesian children to have more organized and quality skills.
"Hopefully in the future they will become reliable players in the national and international arena," said Fauzan in his speech as well closed the event.
In the next two years, said Fauzan, UMM Rector Cup will be held on a larger scale. He hopes the SSB can prepare his team better. This first event is expected to spur the upcoming event.
The competition also confirmed rank 3, Pendowo FC Sidoarjo; rank 4, Jember Pordes; rank 5, Buana Putera Kediri; ranked 6, LJS Gresik; ranked 7, Putera Berlian of Kediri Regency; ranked 8, LCB Education and Training Malang Regency.
All teams received coaching money from sponsors who support the organization of this competition. They were BNI, Bank Jatim, Aqua, Radar Malang, and Sport Store_23. (ard)