Deniliquin Police are ready to do battle with local Indigenous youth... on the basketball court.CASS SAVELLIS February 1, 2013 4:54am
Senior Constable Paul Ebsworth, Jake Parsons, Inspector Robert Tunks and Joel Mitchell prepare for the basketball match on Saturday.
Some would label it ‘street ball’, some would call it a ‘basketball friendly’.
Whichever term you choose, tomorrow’s police versus indigenous youth basketball match is a positive initiative.
The aim of the game is to improve communication between the two combatants.
Twenty-two indigenous youth have signed up for the spectacle, which is being held at the Deniliquin Sports Stadium from noon.
It has been organised by the Yarkuwa Indigenous Knowledge Centre in conjunction with Deniliquin Police Youth Liaison Officer (YLO), Senior Constable Paul Ebsworth.
Yarkuwa’s Caren Bux said events such as these ‘‘are about closing the gap between indigenous locals and police.’’
She hopes the tournament will become an annual event.
‘‘I want indigenous youth to feel they can come to us,’’ Snr Const Ebsworth said.
Yarkuwa will hold a presentation tonight to give the team members their uniforms.
Tomorrow’s event will run from noon until 4pm and there will also be a barbecue lunch.
All interested community members are invited to attend.
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