Countdown to APES Games

Countdown to APES Games

What: Countdown to Australasian Police and Emergency Service Games

When: Tuesday, February 20 at 11.30am

Where: At the recently installed countdown clock on Mandurah’s Eastern Foreshore, near Dome carpark

Contact person: Kellie Revett or Holly Sutton, Media and Public Relations Consultants on 9550 3727 or 0417 506 995.

The City is proud to host the 2018 Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games (APES Games) from October 28 to November 2 bringing a boost to tourism and the local economy.

To help create awareness and build the lead-up excitement to the 17th Games, a countdown clock has been installed on Mandurah’s Eastern Foreshore.

The APES Games which consist of around 50 individual and team sports is expected to attract more than 3,000 athletes to Mandurah 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’s Ambulance, Coast Guard and Royal Flying Doctor Service.

The City of Mandurah works hard to attract major events and actively seeks to increase the local sports tourism.

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

The games will utilise a number of the City’s premier sporting facilities including the Rushton Park Sports Facility, Meadow Springs Sports Facility, Peelwood Sports Facility and the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre (MARC).

The APES Games take place every two years. The City of Melbourne hosted the 2014 event with the 2016 games to be held on the Sunshine Coast. Perth last hosted the games in 2004.

Please advise of your availability to join us for the photo opportunity with Mayor Rhys Williams, Jeremy Petersen - APES Games Director (WA Police) and a WA Police Deputy Commissioner (Specialist Services) representative as they countdown to the APES Games.

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