Jake lands volunteer role for World Cup

Volunteer Jake Batterick is looking forward to his role as a volunteer at the at the World Cup.
Volunteer Jake Batterick is looking forward to his role as a volunteer at the at the World Cup.

Perth is set to host to three games, including India playing United Arab Emirates on Saturday.

It has been 23 years since this major sporting event has been played in Australia and New Zealand.

Batterick, who is studying broadcasting and journalism, will take on the role of broadcasting assistant.

More than a million people are expected to attend matches across the two host countries, and over one billion people will be watching the global broadcast.

‘I will be lending a hand to whoever is doing the broadcasting, whether it is radio or television,’ the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) student said.

‘One of my teachers from university forwarded an email calling for volunteers for the Cricket World Cup and I decided to go for it.

‘At that stage I didn’t know whether I had been accepted into WAAPA yet ” I ended up getting both, so was pretty happy.

With a passion for sport and broadcasting, Batterick said he was looking forward to putting his skills into practice.

‘I’m also looking forward to watching Australia play. I didn’t think they would make it over here, but they will be playing Afghanistan on March 4, and it should be a good game,’ he said.

Cup chief executive John Harnden said volunteers from all walks of life and all communities would be supporting the tournament in a variety of roles.

‘This is one of the biggest sporting events in the world and it would not be possible without the efforts of the thousands of volunteers involved,’ he said.

For tickets, visit cricketworldcup.com.