Police, firies honour NAIDOC week with touch footy game

Officers from Macquarie Fields police swapped the uniform for a jersey this morning in honour of NAIDOC Week.

The police officers joined forces with Fire and Rescue NSW officers, Wests Tigers players, Aboriginal Pathways Centre representatives, Westside workers and more in a game of touch football at Minto’s Benham Reserve.

NAIDOC Week is a celebration of Aboriginal culture, history and achievement and is designed to foster greater relationships between indigenous and non-indigenous communities.

Acting Superintendent Craig Ireland said it was a perfect chance to break down barriers.

“This is a great opportunity to develop and build on the relationship between police and the Aboriginal community,” he said.

A range of kids activities were also run throughout the day and prizes, donated by local businesses, were drawn.

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