Sunshine Coast Community News


The AP&ES Games Torch is on it's way !

Sat 08 October 2016 - Sat 15 October 2016
Source: Sunshine Coast Venues & Events

First held in 1984, the inaugural Australian National Police Games were founded with the intention of bringing Police Service personnel together under the common banner of sport. This spirit of friendly competition has been expanded to embrace competitors from New Zealand and other Pacific nations. From 1999, all full-time Emergency Services personnel were also invited to compete. 

Like no other event on the Emergency Services calendar, the Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games builds camaraderie and promotes a healthy life style through the participation in sport, while heightening the public's awareness of Police and Emergency Services. The games are conducted every second year at a new location which also provides competitors the opportunity to travel and enjoy a holiday at numerous locations throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Competitors at the Games also contribute points from specific events towards two trophies which are awarded by the Federation. The Australia New Zealand Police Games Federation Trophy, and the Emergency Services Shield. These respective trophies are retained by the winning jurisdiction for the period between each games, when once again they are up for grabs.

This major event is spread out over several different venues with Sunshine Coast Stadium being the home base (Games Hub). 

Sunshine Coast Stadium
Indoor Rowing
Rugby 7's
Soccer - field (Western Precinct Fields)
Touch Football
League 9's

Kawana Sports Precinct
Cycling - Criterium 
Cycling - Road
Cycling - Time Trial
Road Race - 10km Half Marathon

Lake Kawana
Dragon Boats
Stand-up Paddleboard

All pool swimming will be held at Kawana Aquatic Centre

Over the 7 day event, all games will be FREE for spectators! Stay tuned for more specific game times.

Information is courtesy of AP&ES Games. Visit their website for more details!
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