247 days until Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games in Mandurah

Games organiser Dianne Finlay, volunteer firefighter James Foster, Kerry French from WA Police, Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams, Matt Marstall from Mandurah SES and organiser Charlie Lennon under the countdown clock.
Games organiser Dianne Finlay, volunteer firefighter James Foster, Kerry French from WA Police, Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams, Matt Marstall from Mandurah SES and organiser Charlie Lennon under the countdown clock.

IT’S just 247 days to the 2018 Australasian Police and Emergency Services (APES) Games in Mandurah in October.

And passers-by will be in no doubt about the timing of the games after the installation of a countdown clock on the eastern foreshore.

The APES Games, which include about 50 individual and team sports, is expected to attract more than 3000 athletes representing the major emergency service providers of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands.

Competitors are expected to include members of the Police Service, Prison Service, Crime Commission, Aviation Security, Fire and Emergency Services, Royal Life Saving Society, St John Ambulance, Coast Guard and Royal Flying Doctor Service.

On the first day, competitors will march from Mandjar Square under the clock and along the foreshore.

In recent years, the City has hosted and secured a number of high profile events which bring positive benefits and attention to the area.

The games will use a number of sporting facilities including Rushton Park, Peelwood Sports Facility and Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre.

The games are held every two years.

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