16 January 2017 – Kolej Vokasional Batu Pahat (KVBP) produced wonderful display and created their own history at the MSSD Batu Pahat Under 18 rugby 15’s when they were crowned the Cup Champion. It is the first championship since the collage was formed back in 1986. In that thrilling final cup match, KVBP overcame the past year champion, Sekolah Menengah Sains Batu Pahat (SEHEBAT). The final cup match score was 15 – 0.
Both team did everything they could but the score remained 0 – 0 in the first half. KVBP kept their high attacking intensity in the second half and it paid off when their forward finally broke SEHEBAT well discipline defensive line. KVBP forward managed to get 2 tries while their third came from SEHEBAT high tackle foul, 8 minutes from the full time. The 50 minutes final match ended with 15 – 0 score in favour of KVBP, which made them as the champion for the very first time in the 31 years history.
According to Tuan Haji Abdul Rashid Ahmad, KV Batu Pahat Director;
“This championship is what they are waiting for especially after they start the rugby development programme under the KVBP Rugby Academy started in the April 2015”
En. Mohd Syamsul Salleh, the head coach cum the KVBP Rugby Academy coordinator also said;
“Our effort after 3 years of developing this team finally produced the result that we dreamt off in this year. This came with support from the collage administration, collage management, coaching team as well as parents which boost our players to play with a great spirit to the game. They kept training through out the year and all their efforts come to fruition.”
He did added that “the ability to make KV Batu Pahat as the MSSD Batu Pahat champion could be the turning point for the other KV in Johor to create history at their own MSSD championship. This will also be a proof that KV students also have the talent and potential to be successful in any sports that they joined.
Before they reached final, KV Batu Pahat overcame SMK Tun Ismail, one of the school under the National Rugby Development Programme (NRDP) 12 – 5. In the other semi final, SM Sains Batu Pahat disappointed the host, SM Tinggi Batu Pahat 5 – 3.
2017 MSSD Batu Pahat Rugby 15’s Championship Under 18
Group stage :
SM SAINS BATU PAHAT (48) vs (5) SMK SRI GADING
SMK TUN ISMAIL (41) vs (0) SMK PENGHULU SAAD
SM SAINS BATU PAHAT (12) vs (24) SMK TUN ISMAIL
SMK SRI GADING (0) vs (0)SMK PENGHULU SAAD
SMK TUN ISMAIL (48) vs (0) SMK SRI GADING
SMK PENGHULU SAAD (0) vs (52) SM SAINS BATU PAHAT
SM TINGGI BP (52) vs (0) SMK SRI MEDAN
SMK SRI MEDAN (0) vs (42) MRSM BP
MRSM BP (5) vs (18) SM TINGGI BP
SMK MUNSHI SULAIMAN (19) vs (5) SMK YONG PENG
SMK YONG PENG (5) vs (58) KV BATU PAHAT
KV BATU PAHAT (38) vs (0) SMK MUNSHI SULAIMAN
Separuh Akhir 1
KV BATU PAHAT (12) vs (5) SMK TUN ISMAIL
Separuh Akhir 2
SM TINGGI BP (3) vs (5) SM SAINS BATU PAHAT
Penentuan Ketiga Dan Keempat :
SMK TUN ISMAIL (34) vs (5) SM TINGGI BP
KV BATU PAHAT (15) vs (0) SM SAINS BATU PAHAT