In the spirit of community relationship building an Ashfield Police football team tackled a group of Year 12 students in a friendly football match at Trinity Grammar School this week, but the boys in blue were no match for Trinity speed and agility! While they put up a valiant fight, Ashfield Police failed to find the back of the net going down 5-0 to the Trinity XI Football side.
The annual event, now in its fourth year, saw soccer enthusiasts from the Ashfield Police Station pit their talents against the Trinity Open XI Football Team at the School’s Summer Hill campus. Watched by hundreds of students and teachers during their lunch break, the Trinity boys didn’t disappoint.
Youth Liaison Officer at Ashfield Police, Constable James Bottalico said he initially approached Trinity about a friendly match four years ago, and since then the game has become an annual event that has grown in popularity, with Trinity being undefeated so far. “It’s a really good exercise in community relations – it helps the boys to realise that we’re normal human beings, and it gives them the opportunity to meet Police in an environment where we are all equal,” said Constable Bottalico.
Ashfield Police were no match for their younger rivals who underwent a rigorous training regime overseen by Director of Football Coaching, Luke Gray. “Our team was made up of boys from Year 12 who really appreciate this fixture and it carried extra weight as it was their last football game representing Trinity.”
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