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).
Kawana Sports Precinct:
Over the 7 day event, all games will be FREE for spectators! Stay tuned for more specific game times.
Eligible agencies include police and other Government agencies with a law enforcement role or investigative function; fire services (both full-time and volunteer); ambulance and other volunteer emergency services agencies. Eligibility to participate in the AP&ES Games is at the discretion of the Australia & New Zealand Police Games Federation(ANZPGF). Other Emergency Service agencies can make application to the ANZPGF Eligibility Sub-Committee for consideration of their eligibility. The ANZPGF reserves the right to refuse entries from any individual or agency.
Eligible competitors are full-time and part-time employees (sworn and unsworn); registered volunteers or retired personnel from eligible agencies from Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands. Competitors must be 18 years or over at the time of the Games.
An invitation to compete is extended to all eligible personnel from eligible agencies throughout Australasia.
Creation of teams close on Friday 9 September 2016.
Entries Close on Friday 23 September 2016.
Some sports may accept late entries, however this will be at the discretion of Games Management in consulation with the respective Sports Coordinator.
Visit their website for more details! www.apandesgames.com.au
Australian Police & Emergency Services Games
8 October to 15 October 2016
Sunshine Coast Stadium | Kawana Sports Precint | Lake Kawana
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