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Police rugby teams compete in inaugural Bryson Anderson Memorial Shield - Bathurst

Friday, 24 March 2017 04:51:23 AM

The NSW Police Rugby Union Wedgetails City and Country teams will kick off against one another this weekend in the inaugural Bryson Anderson Memorial Shield match to raise money for families of fallen officers.

The teams will compete – mate against mate – at Ashwood Park on Hereford Street at 4.30pm in Bathurst tomorrow (Saturday 25 March 2017), while a number of NSW Police women’s rugby games will also be played throughout the afternoon.

Raffles will take place with all funds raised going toward NSW Police Legacy, an organisation that supports more than 20,000 serving and retired police officers and their families during times of tragedy and need.

Members of the policing family from across the organisation as well as Police Dog Bryson, named in honour of Detective Inspector Bryson Anderson, will attend to cheer on the competing sides.

Chifley Local Area Commander, Acting Superintendent Peter McKenna, invited the community to attend and show their support for NSW Police Legacy and the Anderson family.

“The match promises to be a fun family-friendly event with all money raised going toward policing families who may be doing it tough,” A/Supt McKenna said.

“This is a fun way to lend a helping hand while also honouring the memory of a beloved colleague lost under the worst of circumstances.

“Det Insp Anderson was tragically killed on duty in December 2012 while responding to an incident in Oakville, and this weekend we pay tribute – alongside his family members – to his life and the incredible bravery he showed in serving the community of NSW,” A/Supt McKenna said.

“I encourage everyone to come along tomorrow in your team’s colours for a great day out – I look forward to seeing you there.”

Visit the event’s Facebook page to find out more about tomorrow’s matches: https://www.facebook.com/events/400558220278601/?active_tab=discussion

Find further details on NSW Police Legacy, or make a donation, by visiting: http://www.policelegacynsw.org.au/