Police Prevail in Mt Barker

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The Inaugural Plantagenet Games

The Inaugural Plantagenet Games provided an excellent weekend which boosted physical activity, mental wellbeing and community connection in Mount Barker.

The Games saw eight emergency service, college and community teams compete in six sporting disciplines while hundreds of spectators watched on.

Day one saw police take out the mixed soccer and mixed volleyball gold, with college students claiming the mixed basketball gold.

There was action in the pool on Day two with police claiming five medals to finish second behind the firies in the combined swimming event, college staff took out the mountain bike race and police swept the field in the mixed Tug-of-War to claim the Plantagenet Games Trophy, with college staff second and firies finishing third in the overall standings.

Mt Barker OIC Sergeant Wayne Byram said the overwhelming feedback has been that The Games now become an annual event. “Across the two days, the Games showcased excellence in sport within the emergency services and volunteer agencies and in particular among the female competitors,” he said. “It was an incredible weekend.”