Public transport officers set to shine at Police and Emergency Services Games

Transit officers are ready to roll at the Police and Emergency Services Games.
Transit officers are ready to roll at the Police and Emergency Services Games.

YOU might see Public Transport Authority transit officers bouncing a basketball or doing a stretch at the train station over the next month as they prepare to participate in Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games for the first time.

The games will be held from October 28 to November 2 in the Mandurah area and aim to create a bond between emergency services workers from Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific islands.

Byford resident and Armadale line senior transit officer Roi said he was excited to be playing basketball and rugby in the games which he had already started training for.

“This is our debut appearance so I’m hoping we’ll have a good number of people,” he said.

“I’m working on spreading the word and getting as many colleagues as I can involved.

“I’ve had colleagues contacting me on a regular basis wanting to participate – the support so far has been amazing.”

About 50 transit officers are expected to participate in the 54 events including cycling, track and field, swimming, marksmanship, marathon, squash, soccer, netball and mixed touch football.

The tournament is held every two years in different locations around Australia and New Zealand.