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Australia Day - Samoa style

Jan 27, 2012

The APTC Samoa students, staff and their families celebrated the Australia Day and dedicated it with fun game of cricket in the afternoon. The group of students who participated on the fun day were the School of Trade & Technology students, who had just started classes a week earlier. These students are from PNG, Solomon Islands, Fiji Islands, Niue, Vanuatu, Kiribati, and Samoa. Most of them had never played cricket before and displayed their abilities during this outing.

The Samoa Cricket Association provided the cricket gear and the 60 players were divided into 2 teams with everyone having a bowl and a bat. There were many breaches of the rules, samples of underarm bowling and much booing of the umpires all considering the casual atmosphere. The teams were the "Weldunnies" (Welders & Plumbers) who defeated the "Fritters" (Fridgies and Fitters). This was followed by an Australian style barbie which everyone was more than ready for.

APTC is an Australian Government initiative in partnership with the Pacific and Timor-Leste.

APTC is implemented by TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275)

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