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CV reaches out to state's most vulnerable children

Cricket Victoria and Cricket Australia staff gave Parkville College students a taste of the summer of cricket this week with fun clinics to aid in skill development, collaboration and communication.

Parkville College operates within the Melbourne Youth Justice Centre, educating some of Victoria's most neglected, traumatised and less fortunate students, some as young as 12 years old.

The college and Youth Justice Precinct staff operate with an inclusive, supportive and therapeutic approach towards providing positive relationships, life skills and education.

Students from a range of cultural backgrounds were involved and given the chance to lead, participate and coach their peers in learning the game.

CV Field Force Manager - Renegades Chris Harris attended the session with CV's Multicultural Participation Officer Waddington Mwayenga and said it was an incredible experience.

"It was a real privilege and an eye-opener. It's certainly something we'd look to do again in the future. It is a great upskilling opportunity for staff and it also goes hand in hand with our responsibility to enhance the community through use of cricket as a team sport," Harris said.

"Hopefully we made a positive impact on the students and they enjoyed their opportunity to have a bat and bowl and learn some of the skills and enjoy each other's company."

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