The Road Ahead : April May 2009
Never be left in the dark again are among his favourite places. Touring other countries, though, has had a big infl uence on him. “It’s only when you start looking outside your own social structure that you cross-pollinate with other cultures,” he said. “It starts to eliminate prejudice. “Sport has an amazing capacity to heal as well, country to country. It has an enormous capacity in Australia to include other cultures. For example, starting to embrace and recognise the importance of the indigenous community,” he said. Now that he’s retired from fi rst class cricket, Matt has said that he wants to fi nd Australia’s next indigenous cricketer. “I’d like to be involved in strategies to keep communities interested in cricket, and to me, the link will definitely be to education,” he said. “There’s no point in having sport if you can’t link it back into things like literacy and numeracy skills, which will stand people in good stead forever. More than anything, it can create function rather than isolation. “I can really see myself developing an interest with the strong association that the Aboriginal community has got with our beautiful country.” racq.com | 13 1905 | 24 hours every day visit roadahead.com.au MORE INFO APR/MAY 2009 THE ROAD AHEAD 23 *conditions apply and are available at racq.com/competitions Valid until 31st May 2009. Prom 376. Actual size 100x60mm. Receive your free kinetic torchr free kinetic torch* when you introduce a new member or buy a gift membership This clever kinetic torch generates power from the handle pump so there’s no need for batteries. Compact in size, the torch is perfect to store in your glove box, handbag or just keep in a handy position around the house. Visit your nearest branch or call us for more information.
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