April 28, 2011

Goal For Charity Futsal Tournament Details

Assalamualaikum and Hello all,

Tomorrow BSSMelbourne will take to the pitch, competing in the 'Goal For Charity' Futsal Tournament organised by the International Commerce Student Society (ICSS Melb Uni). This time around, the proceeds from the tournament will be donated to the Withcott Soccer Club. Withcott is a humble township of approximately nine hundred people located in Southeast Queensland and had suffered severe damage during the floods in January.

We would appreciate tremendously, if you could spare a moment of your free time to come down and support us throughout the tournament!!!

Date: Friday 29th April 2011

Time: 9am to 4pm

Location: Melbourne University Hockey Pitch. Campus Map Reference: B 16 (see second map below)

How to get there:
Catch the number 16 tram on  Swanston St to the Melbourne University tram stop (Stop 1) and walk up to the Tin Alley entrance (Gate 1). Walk down Tin Alley and turn right towards the Hockey Pitch.
Catch the number 19 tram on Royal Parade and alight at Stop 12 on Morrah St., in front of Trinity College.  Take a left and walk down Tin Alley, the pitch will be on your left.

Players please take note of the following details on the time and location of where we will meet tomorrow morning.  We have been advised to arrive early for registration purposes. 

Time: 8.30am 

Location: Hockey Pitch, as above

It is IMPERATIVE that you bring TWO jerseys: one BLACK and one RED

ICSS will be informing us of the game fixtures and other further details by tonight, of which we will relay to you ASAP via our blog.  

Hope to see you lot tomorrow!


April 21, 2011

BSSMelb Potluck Family Gathering

Assalamualaikum & Salam Sejahtera fellow Bruneians of Victoria,

Hope everyone is doing great in their first semester of 2011! As you all know, this weekend is the beginning of the long-awaited Easter break and I'm sure everyone is looking forward to taking a breather and chillax for a bit... SO!

Brunei Student Society Melbourne (BSSMelb) is having a Family Gathering this Saturday, 23rd April 2011 hosted by Ketua Kampung of Caulfie...ld East, Abg Idris and Ka Rospah. This is just a casual, informal potluck lunch as well as a joint birthday celebration for Abang Idris and Abang Bismil's respective kids, Iman and Irfaan. There will be homemade Bruneian delicacies as well as plenty of cake to go around so please come with a bite to share and an empty tummy!

Date: Saturday, 23rd April 2011
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Venue: Abang Idris's place,
1/23 Tattenham St Caulfield East


By Train: Take the Pakenham/Cranbourne/Frankston train and get off at Caulfield (Platform 1). Walk down Normandy Road, then on Queens Avenue and Tattenham Street is to your left :)

or click on the link below for the map...


If you get lost or you are unsure of the location, feel free to contact us below:-

Izzat: 0433404206
Bismil: 0430770878
Kamaliah: 0412277613

We hope that we see you all there! :D

Kinds regards and Wassalam,
BSSMelb Gang

April 15, 2011

ICSS Goal For Charity: Rules and Regulations

Please take note of the Rules & Regulations and Terms & Conditions of participating in the ICSS Goal For Charity Futsal Tournament.  The following details have been sent to us by the ICSS event organisers. 

Rules & Regulations

  1. Each of the preliminary group stage, quarter-final and semi-final matches are 20 minutes long.  These will not be split into halves.
  2. Each team is only permitted FIVE players on the pitch at any time during a match.
  3. Each team is allowed THREE substitutes.
  4. Each team is permitted an unlimited amount of substitutions.  However, substitutes must inform the referee prior to making the change.
  5. Substitutions can only take place while play is interrupted (e.g. when the ball is kicked out or fouls are committed).
  6. The offside rule will NOT apply in this competition.
  7. The back pass rule DOES apply.  Goalkeepers are not permitted to pick up back-passes.  
  8. Sliding tackles are NOT permitted.
  9. Rough conduct will be penalised.
  10. Unsportsmanlike behaviour (e.g. swearing, fighting, racists remarks) will be penalised.
  11. Fouls called will be up to the discretion of the referees.
  12. Players will be penalised for dissent against referees.
  13. All players MUST be present at their respective pitches prior to the start of their match to get ready.  The timing of game WILL commence regardless of whether or not anyone is missing.
  14. The preliminary group stages will follow a point system: 3pts for a win, 1pt for a draw and 0pts for a loss.
  15. The top 2 teams of each group that advance from the preliminary group stages will enter the elimination round. 
  16. Elimination round will follow a knockout system.  In the event of a draw the game will go immediately into a penalty shoot-out.
  17. The final match will be 30 minutes long, comprising of two 15 minute halves.

Terms & Conditions
  1. Each team must elect a team captain and submit a team name.
  2. Each team can be all male, all female, or a combination of any of the two.  However, all teams will compete together equally.
  3. Each team will be required to bring TWO DIFFERENT sets of matching coloured jerseys.  (e.g. one set of blue AND one set of red).
  4. The organising committee will not be held responsible for any loss of and/or damage to property.
  5. The organising committee will not be held responsible for any injuries and/or death suffered by the players during the course of the competition.  
  6. The organising committee reserves the right to request any team to leave the competition as they see fit.
  7. In the event of extreme weather causing dangerous and unsuitable conditions, the organising committee reserves the right to refund each team to the extent of which the costs of the venue hire is covered.
  8. There will be NO REFUNDS for confirmed (signed) teams who withdraw from the competition for any personal reasons.


April 14, 2011


Assalamualaikum and Hello all,

Apologies for the late notice but BSSMelb have only just heard back from the University of Melbourne International Commerce Student Society (ICSS) with regards to the upcoming 'ICSS Goal For Charity' futsal competition.  We are registering a team tomorrow at 10am, pending on the response from our fellow Bruneians.  

If you are keen in participating and being part of the team, please contact us either through twitter or emailing us directly at bssmelb@gmail.com to confirm your spot on the team preferably by 9am.  The sooner the better.  There are only eight players able to be registered per team and it is whoever the first eight that gets back to us first that will secure a spot.  The cost per person is $12.50 ($100 per team), Not refundable. 


Hope to hear from the lucky eight soon!

April 7, 2011

RMIT Futsal Challenge 2011

Assalamualaikum and Good Morning all,

Last Sunday BSSMelbourne competed in the RMIT Futsal Challenge.  Captained by Saf and managed by Izzat, our team and supporters had an awesome Sunday!  Although we did not walk away with a winning trophy, we definitely had a great deal of fun cheering our team on and the competition likewise. 

BSSMelbourne's team comprised of:
Safarul - Captain
Ah Peng - Imported all the way from Shah Alam, Malaysia!  Thanks again Peng!
Min Morni - Goalie

A big thankyou goes out to our cheerleaders, Lai and Naasirah for coming out on the day and supporting the team! 

More pictures from the Futsal Challenge are on our snapshots page

On that note, have you got your tickets to the Melbourne Jazz Festival???  Best not to leave it too late.  'Fly me to the moon- Australian Premiere' on the opening night has an all star cast of Australian vocalists lined up!  Lucky for us, concession priced tickets are available and several free events you can look up on the festival program too.

Also, there are Festival Volunteer positions throughout the Festival period, if interested.  Further details are available on the Melbourne Jazz Festival website.