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International students go in to bat with the police

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16 March 2009

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International students go in to bat with the police

The pitch for Safety Week at Victoria University this year is different - it's a cricket pitch.

International students and Victoria Police will come together to form mixed teams for a social cricket match on Friday, 20 March, ahead of Safety Week starting the following Monday.

The cricket match has been organised by staff at VU International as a way of increasing awareness about student safety and familiarisation with the way police operate in Victoria.

The event will be co-hosted by Cricket Victoria (CV), under its Harmony in Cricket theme. CV will also hold a fastest bowl competition.

The event kicks off with a halal barbecue at 2.30pm.

Where: Footscray Park, adjacent to the VU Campus alongside the Maribyrnong River (Melway ref: 2S G4). Parking is available on Maribyrnong Boulevard.

When: Friday, 20 March

Time: Barbecue 2.30pm, Cricket match 3.00pm

Who: Police officers from the Footscray Multicultural Liaison Unit, international students from Victoria University and their friends, and Cricket Victoria.


Media contact: Jim Buckell, A/Senior Media Officer
Marketing and Communications Department, Victoria University
Ph: (03) 9919 4243; mobile: 0400 465 459; email: [email protected]


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