Going in to bat for India

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Associate Professor Shane Pill and Sattick Roy, right, talking cricket with students from La Martiniere for Boys school first XII in India.

Students from the Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity will be making runs in Indian schools this year.

Up to 45 BSHAPA students will have the chance to participate in sport development projects in Indian schools and sporting clubs from November 2016 through to 2018 under a New Colombo Plan Mobility Program grant.

They will have the chance to participate in a diverse range of study, industry projects and possibly research efforts.

The travel grants will offer the BSHAPA students a “life enriching experience with valuable global work experience which is highly appreciated in the sport industry”, says Associate Professor Shane Pill.

The Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy (DLCA) in Adelaide is partnering with the Flinders School of Education program.

Late last year Sattick Roy, from DLCA, joined School of Education representatives Associate Professor Pill, Dr Deb Agnew and Associate Professor Kerry Bissaker on a five-day visit to Mumbai and Kolkata to develop relationships with schools and sporting clubs.

Among 12 schools visited, the Flinders staff showed physical education and sport teachers the Australian “Game Sense” approach for sport coaching and teaching, and conducted Australian Kanga Cricket sessions.

In Kolkata, they visited urban and rural schools,  including the Bhagawatipur Village Project School and the YMWS Community School for the poor run out of St Lawrence School.

“There is tremendous scope for our  students to run fundamental sport skill programs, like Auskick and NettaNetball programs, and other sport development projects in these schools,” said Dr Agnew.

The trip was also supported by IDM Sport and the Children’s Foundation School Network.

The New Colombo Plan Mobility Program offers financial assistance to Australian undergraduate students to undertake specific international experiences as part of a Flinders University degree.

For more information go to the Flinders University website here.

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