Earlier this month seven NT Police officers travelled to Adelaide to compete in the Annual Police Affiliated States Rugby League Carnival.
The competition consisted of thee teams, New South Wales Police, Queensland Police and the Affiliated States Police (ASP) involving members from the Northern Territory, South Australia, Victoria and Australian Federal Police.
The ASP first game was against NSW, the Affiliates jumped out to an early lead 6-nil at the 15 minute mark. However NSW were too strong in the end running out 36-6 winners.
Their second game against Queensland was a hotly contested match, with Territory Constable Daniel Keelan kicking a goal from the sideline to secure a 10 all draw.
Senior Constable David Brauns said it was the first time in the history of the competition that the Affiliated States side had a result other than a loss at the carnival.
New South Wales Police defeated Queensland 24-10 in the other game and took out the overall competition winning the Police State of Origin Shield.
Congratulations to Senior Constable Alex McDonald and Constable First Class David O’Riordan who were selected for the Australian Police side. Constable Daniel Keelan was also selected in the side as a reserve.
The Affiliated States and Territories Side would like to thank the businesses and organisations who came on board to sponsor the team.
“Without their support the team would not be able to travel to Adelaide and participate in the Championship,” Constable Brauns said.
Next years Competition is scheduled for Brisbane in time for the third State of Origin Game.
If you are interested in playing next year or would like to sponsor the team please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com