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Unique IDSU0202
Application Details
Entrant Club(s):Cantabs- Student Supporters Army
Entry completed by:Aki Shimahara
Club Role:President
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Category SelectionReminder that events and initiatives must have occurred in the eligible period: 7 September 2020 to 12 September 2021
Which category is this nomination for?Best New Initiative or Event 2021
Name of event or initiative:Cantabs: Blackcaps T-20 against Australia
Brief overview of the event or initiative:

Transport and student experience to the sold-out Blackcaps T-20 game against Australia.

What were the aims of the event or initiative?

Cantabs has been seen as the Crusaders club recently and we wanted to be able to provide more to the students and accommodate every kind of student, not just rugby lovers. Therefore, our first initiative was to provide tickets for the cricket and then the basketball. This event aimed to bring students together to support our national cricket team. However, as students, this is hard to do with issues such as transport and finances. Therefore, our motive is to make it as easy and affordable to our UC students.

How did you make it happen?

To make this happen, we had to get in. contact with New Zealand Cricket in early December 2020, so as soon as the new executive had been elected. This game was played in late February, so, many of the organising was done during the Summer break. We had to organise with NZ cricket including them allowing us to give away an NZ ODI shirt as part of our marketing strategy. NZ Cricket was able to support us through the event which allowed us to sell out our new event.

How did you make it better?

We made this event the best by getting onto it early! The knowledge of having done the Crusaders student experience game made it easier to know what we needed to organise. Helping us know what to organise guided us in not blowing our budget in an event new event that may not be successful.

How did you show your commitment to sustainability?

Sustainability factored in by sending a bus for all the students going to the game. This means that fewer carbon emissions were made as we only had one bus.

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