Games History

History:

First held in 1984, the inaugural Australian National Police Games were founded with the intention of bringing Police Service personnel together under the common banner of sport. This spirit of friendly competition has been expanded to embrace competitors from New Zealand and other Pacific nations. From 1999, all full-time Emergency Services personnel were also invited to compete.

The Australasian Police and Emergency Service Games is the property of the Australia New Zealand Police Games Federation. The Federation is managed by a Chairman and Board of Directors, Administration, Finance, Marketing, Operations and Sport. The Board is supported by a Committee which is made of delegates from the sporting bodies in each jurisdiction.

Like no other event on the Emergency Services calendar, the Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games builds camaraderie and promotes a healthy life style through the participation in sport, while heightening the public's awareness of Police and Emergency Services. The games are conducted every second year at a new location which also provides competitors the opportunity to travel and enjoy a holiday at numerous locations throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Competitors at the Games also contribute points from specific events towards two trophies which are awarded by the Federation. The Australia New Zealand Police Games Federation Trophy, and the Emergency Services Shield. These respective trophies are retained by the winning jurisdiction for the period between each games, when once again they are up for grabs.

Previous Hosts:

Sunshine Coast 2016 / Melbourne 2014 / Lower Hutt 2012 / Hobart 2010 / Coffs Harbour 2008 / Adelaide 2005 / Perth 2004 / Gold Coast 2001 / Melbourne 1999 / Canberra 1997 / Wanganui 1996 / Perth 1993 / Brisbane 1991 / Adelaide 1990 / Wanganui 1988 / Sydney 1986 / Melbourne 1984

 

 

Trophy Recipients

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND POLICE GAMES FEDERATION TROPHY

2016 Queensland

2014 New South Wales

2012 New Zealand

2010 Western Australia

2008 Queensland

2005 South Australia

2004 Western Australia

2001 Western Australia

1999 New South Wales

1997 Victoria

1996 New Zealand

1993 Western Australia

1991 Queensland

1990 New South Wales

1988 New Zealand

1986 New South WALES

1984 Victoria

EMERGENCY SERVICES SHIELD

2016 Queensland - Fire and Emergency Services

2014 Victoria - Ambulance Service

2012 New Zealand

2010 Western Australia

2008 Queensland

2005 South Australia

2004 Western Australia

How the Trophies are awarded

ANZPG Trophy (Police only)

3 fastest times Male and 3 fastest times Female, any age group in the following events:

100m Track

1500m Track

100m Freestyle

400m Freestyle

5 points for first, 3 points for second and 1 point for third.

Emergency Services Trophy (All emergency services eligible)

3 fastest times Male and 3 fastest times Female, any age group in the following events:

100m Track

10km Road Race

100m Freestyle

Triathlon

5 points for first, 3 points for second and 1 point for third.

DAYS UNTIL THE GAMES

278 days 0 hours 34 mins

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