Clash of the 000 titans to honour September 11
Queensland Fire and Rescue Commissioner Lee Johnson and Police Commissioner Bob Atkinson will watch from the sidelines as the Queensland Police Service goes head-to-head with the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service in a commemorative rugby league match.
The game will be played in remembrance of the American service members who were killed in the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre. This tragic loss included 343 fire-fighters and 27 police officers.
This family orientated event allows everyone to be part of the action, but organisers urge everyone to secure a prime seat, as this is sure to be one hot contest.
Commissioner Atkinson said the QPS has a long and proud history not only with Rugby League but also with the QFRS.
“The Queensland Police Service Rugby League Association has been involved in competitive state-wide competitions since 1998,” Commissioner Atkinson said.
Queensland Fire and Rescue Commissioner Lee Johnson said the match was a chance to acknowledge the close working relationship the Queensland Police Service has had with the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service over the years.
“It will also act as a remembrance of those who died serving their county with bravery after the events of September 11,” Commissioner Johnson said.
“I am certain this match will be played with courage and mateship not only in the spirit of the game but also in the spirit of those whose lives were lost 10 years ago.”
The QPS wishes the team the best of luck on the day!
When: Sunday September 11
Commemorative service will commence at 2pm
Game kickoff at 2:30pm
Where: East Carina Junior Rugby League Club, 1390 Creek Road, Carina
Cost: $5 for adults, free entry for children
All money raised will be donated to the Royal Brisbane Children’s Hospital.
The QPS representative squad:
1. Constable Ben Forbes (Toowoomba Station)
2. Constable James Bartholomew (Mackay Station)
3. Constable Ben Schroeder (Fortitude Valley Station)
4. Sergeant Steve Tillet (Cairns Station)
5. Constable Ash Shepherd (Rockhampton Station)
6. Constable John Borland (Rockhampton Station)
7. Senior Constable Eamon Bailey (SERT)
8. Constable Martyn Benson (Rockhampton Station)
9. Constable Andrew McKie (Caloundra Station)
10. Constable Joe Alofipo (Logan Central Station)
11. Constable Andrew Fullagar (Dalby Station)
12. Senior Constable Nick Paterson (Sunshine Coast Tactical Crime Squad)
13. Recruit Wallace Solomona (Townsville Police Academy)
14. Detective Senior Constable Brad Williams (Upper Mt Gravatt CIB)
15. Constable Tyson Seumanu (Ipswich Station)
16. Constable Paul Renouf (Loganholme Station)
17. Constable Daniel McMah(Burpengary Station)
18. Detective Sergeant Dan Nikas (Child Safety Unit)
The QFRS representative squad:
1. Matty Templemen (Bundaberg)
2. Doug Allom (Enogerra)
3. Graham Kemp (Hendra)
4. Troy Thernakauf (Karana Downs)
5. Ben Wieczorek (Roma Street)
6. Matt Keating (Rocklea)
7. Justin Tyson (Chermside)
8. Clint LeStrange (Rockhampton)
9. Jason Burnhim (Annerley)
10. Dan Backo (Surfers Paradise)
11. Chris Beasley (Cairns)
12. Cameron MacKenzie (Roma Street)
13. Chris Meguirk (Wynymn)
14. Storm Richter (Rocklea)
15. John Spencer (Kemp Place)
16. Tommy Eyles (Roma Street)
17. Paul Mullens (Kemp Place)
18. Darren Glase (Rural)
19. Kane Tumahi (Durack)
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