Monday, March 19th, 2012
A budding relationship between Australian and Japanese school children has highlighted the role Revolver Cricket can play in helping break down cultural barriers.
Brisbane’s St Ambrose’s School will this week play host to a group of young students from Chiba, the capital city of Chiba Prefecture, about 40km east of Tokyo.
The tour group is headed by Yumi Ishimoto, a Japan Cricket Association development officer who was introduced to Revolver Cricket during a brief fact-finding visit to Brisbane in May last year.
“Being able to watch a demonstration game of Revolver Cricket while she was here did more than arm Yumi with a new development tool to take back to Japan,” said Revolver Cricket’s Peter Thomson.
“She was also keen to assess the possibilities of a cultural exchange program with a school that embraced Japanese studies. As it happens, Richard de Waal, one of our Revolver team, has a strong association with St Ambrose’s School, which fitted the bill perfectly, so it’s all come together from there.”
A highlight of the Japanese students’ Brisbane visit will be a “mini international” Revolver cricket match on Friday. They will be staying with St Ambrose’s families.