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