Officers from the Cairns Police Cross Cultural Liaison Unit (CCLU) headed to Mossman last week to take part in an arranged event between the Scottish Rugby League team and youths of the Mossman Gorge community.
The Scottish Rugby League team are currently in Cairns for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup and took time out of their busy training schedule to enjoy a friendly game of football with the kids at the Mossman football oval.
The community put on a BBQ to welcome the players and to thank them for their time.
Acting Sergeant Karen Shannon said it was a rare opportunity for the Mossman community.
“The Scottish players and the local children relished the opportunity to come together on the football oval and enjoyed a wonderful afternoon together,’ said Acting Sergeant Shannon.
“Intermittent rain did not stall anyone’s enthusiasm during the game.
“The event was also a great opportunity for police to also engage with the community. We had QPS Indigenous Employment Officer from Brisbane Adrian Coolwell on hand to encourage the youths to consider a career in policing.
“We also had Detective Senior Constable Tod Dodson from the Child Protection Unit there to promote the Speak Up, Be Strong, Be Heard program which focusses on reducing child abuse through its awareness programs.”
This event was sponsored by Bamanga Bubu, Cape York Partnerships and Apunipima.