CANBERRA, Afghanistan, November 17, 2015
Further to the 11 November media advisory in respect of the visit to Cape Town by the Australian Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour (see southafrica.embassy.gov.au/pret/01.html), below follows detail of media opportunities between 18 and 21 November.
Following its anticipated arrival at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town at 10am on Wednesday 18 November (subject to sailing conditions), media representatives are invited to visit the ship (at its berth at Jetty No. 2 at the V&A Waterfront) at 3pm on 18 November. Media interested in viewing the ship and meeting Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Gavin Dawe and his crew are requested to confirm this in advance via the Australian High Commission contact points listed below.
A group of 24 youth sailors from the Young Endeavour will participate in a development clinic hosted by the Cricket School of Excellence (CSE) at the Khayelitsha Cricket Club (Steve Biko Road, Khayelitsha, Cape Town) on Thursday 19 November from 1.30 to 3.30pm. The Australian High Commission, through its Direct Aid Program, is helping support CSE’s development program, providing funding for community clinics over the next year. As part of CSE’s ongoing development work, this clinic will host 100 boys and girls from the local cricket club, surrounding schools and previously disadvantaged backgrounds who have shown an interest and aptitude for the game. The cricket will be supplemented by life skills and nutrition talks which aim to promote a healthy, active and educated lifestyle. For more information regarding the ongoing CSE Development initiatives, see: cricketschool.co.za/page/corporate-social-responsibility
The Young Endeavour will host an Open Day from 10am to 3pm on Saturday 21 November (at its Jetty No. 2 V&A berth), when members of the public are encouraged to take advantage of the rare opportunity to view this spectacular vessel in all its glory.
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade