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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Rivalry Games 2009 - St. John's Institution vs. Victoria Institution

Venue: St. John's Institution, Kuala Lumpur.

It was a special day for current students and ex-students of two of Kuala Lumpur's premier schools and sworn rivals, St. John's Institution (SJI) and Victoria Institution (VI) who were there at the St. John's Institution grounds to witness the soft launch of the inaugural Rivalry Games between the two schools.

The idea for the games was mooted by alumni association of both schools, St. John's Institution Alumni Association (SJIAA) and Victoria Institution Old Boys' Association (VIOBA) and over the coming months five events have been scheduled to be played out between these two great institutions.

Football is the first event of the games and the present boys of SJI and VI took the field to kick start Rivalry Games 2009. And of course, the VI boys came out winners (as usual!) with a 5-0 scoreline over the SJI boys.

Next up, presidents of both alumni associations, Dato' Zulkifli Ishak of SJIAA and Encik Amrul Zeflin Anim of VIOBA gave brief speeches and officially launched Rivalry Games 2009. The committee members of both association then faced-off in a penalty shootout which acted as a launch gambit for the games and VIOBA won 4-2.

Highlight of the day came next when ex-Johannians and ex-Victorians played out an interesting and closely fought match. The ex-Johannians took an early lead but in the end ex-Victorians won the match with a 3-2 scoreline.

The day ended with the prize giving ceremony for the winners on the day, but the icing on the cake was the singing of the school songs by students and ex-students of both school. The next event for Rivalry Games 2009 is badminton which is scheduled on 4 July 2009 at St. John's Institution.

Stay tuned...and come join the fun! Viva Victoria!