Police, local indigenous players battle it out on the field for Gold Coast Titans NAIDOC Day

Qld officers and local indigenous players have taken to the field for a bit of friendly rivalry in a bid to promote liaison and form relationships between police and the Indigenous community.

The touch football match took place at the Gold Coast Titans NAIDOC event at Firth Park in Mudgeeraba on Wednesday, and saw the two sides bond over sport.

Police and officers from the Cross Cultural Liaison Unit and Indigenous players from the Preston Campbell Foundation, Kalwun and Krurungal health services all joined in on the match.


Whilst it was a tight game, played in joyful spirits and with big laughs, Queensland police ended up taking home the cup!

PHOTO: Supplied

Gold Coast officers also joined in on the celebrations, showcasing their new uniforms featuring the QPS Look to the Stars artwork’, which is a piece of art designed to “break down barriers and build relationships, trust and respect.”

Overall, more than 60 organisations attended the Gold Coast Titans NAIDOC Day, which had activities, performers and information stalls all coming together to celebrate Australia’s rich Indigenous heritage and culture.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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