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Heading to the Gong – 2015 NSW Police Games

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The NSW Police (& Emergency Services) Games, for the first time in the events 31 year history, heads to regional New South Wales, with the event being contested in Wollongong from Saturday, 14th March to Thursday, 19th March, 2015.

Wollongong is proud to boast a diverse range of sporting facilities, all of an excellent standard.  The Illawarra Sports Stadium at Berkeley provides a great indoor facility, whilst the area has also recently held the NSW Touch Country Championships, the Eastern University Games, the Oz Tag Junior and Senior State Cups as well as the Clubs NSW Academy Games.

Destination Wollongong General Manager Mark Sleigh said the city looks forward to welcoming the participants of the 2015 NSW Police & Emergency Services Games next March.

“Wollongong boasts an array of exciting attractions, stunning beaches and a fabulous food scene, all only an hour from Sydney. Along with great sporting facilities, Wollongong has a variety of accommodation options, so whether participants wish to splash out on 4 star luxury or get close to nature at one of our beautiful beachside holiday parks there’s something to suit everyone,” Mr Sleigh said. 

The 2015 NSW Police Games is open to all NSW Police Force employees (sworn, unsworn or retired) (including Volunteers In Policing) and full time employees of government agencies with a law enforcement role – NSW Fire and Rescue, Ambulance NSW, Customs, NSW Department of Corrections, Australian Protective Service, SES, the Sheriffs Department, Rural Fire Service, Australian Federal Police, as well as Police Bank employees within NSW. Retired and family members from each of these agencies are also encouraged to take part.

Deputy Commissioner David Hudson, APM – Director of Corporate Services and Chairman of the NSW Police Games states “These games are all about competition.  I encourage all NSW Police Force personnel and other Emergency Services to embrace these games, enjoy the competition, renew acquaintances and make new friends.  These games will be a good release from the difficult and challenging jobs that Police and other Emergency Services do every day”.

The 42 sports offered in 2015 are – Angling, Aquathon, Basketball (Mixed), Basketball (Men’s), Biathlon, Boxing, Clay Target, Cross Fit, Cycling, Equestrian, Fun Run/Walk, Golf, 000 Half Marathon, Hockey (Mixed), Indoor Cricket, Indoor Rowing, Indoor Soccer (Men’s), Indoor Soccer (Mixed), Lawn Bowls, Mountain Bike Racing (Cross Country), Mountain Bike Racing (All Mountain Race), Netball (Women’s), Open Water Swimming, Oz Tag, Petanque (French Bowls), Paintball, Pistol, Rifle (Small Bore), Sailing, Soccer (Field Men), Soccer Field (Women), Softball (Mixed Slow Pitch), Squash, Surfing, Swimming (Pool), Table Tennis, Tennis, Ten Pin Bowling, Touch Football, Track and Field and Triathlon.

To find out more head to the Games Official website – www.nswpolicegames.com.au

For media inquiries please contact the NSW Police Council of Sport (NSW PCoS) Marketing Manager, Penni Wallington on penni08@bigpond.com or 0418.394.998.


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