Beyond the Boundary - Elyse Villani

4 April, 2012
Vic Spirit and Brunswick Park opener Elyse Villani is currently undergoing a work placement with the Victoria Police, as a part of the ACA and CA's 'Beyond the Boundary' program.

The program focuses on providing cricketers with work experience opportunities in a range of different environments outside the sport.

Having already completed a day with the Victorian Police Academy in Glen Waverley, the ACA caught up with Elyse for a chat during the second day of her placement at the St Kilda Police station.

Elyse is already learning what it is to be a Police Officer.

"Today I've been at the St Kilda Police station looking at fingerprints and also having a ride in the squad car, looking at the streets and where the crime happens."

The Victorian has been overwhelmed by the whole experience.

"(It's been) really interesting and to be honest, quite overwhelming. There's just so much to know and I'm getting just the tiniest insight, which has been fantastic, but there's definitely a lot of information (to take in)."

Elyse told of how she was approached to partake in the program.

"They (ACA) came to speak to us (Vic Spirit) about what the program is and how it can assist us in a career after sport," Elyse revealed.

"I've always been interested in perhaps joining the police force after cricket's done. So, they gathered my interests and from there I had a lot of correspondence from Beyond the Boundary, the ACA and the Victorian Police."

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