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Vicfire Hockey Club
A beautiful sunny day awaited the participants in the Field Hockey section of the Victorian Police and Emergency Services Games on Friday 15 April 2016.
Held at the Footscray Hockey Club, where the Victorian competition has been held for over 10 years, participants played games on the two synthetic turfs.
Eight teams were registered to play in the 9 a side competition, with a games record of over 90 participants putting in entries. Showing interoperability at its finest, the Fire Services were represented by a club called the Vicfire Hockey Club, which draws on members from CFA career and volunteer ranks (from locations including Hamilton, Nhill, Warrnambool, Traralgon, Greater Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula), MFB personnel, personnel from partner agencies such as DELWP and smaller entities such as Vicforests.
Other teams registered in the 8 team competition include Victoria Police, DELWP, Ambulance Victoria, and Corrections.
The two Vicfire teams entered placed 4th and 6th .
The Vicfire Hockey club will celebrate it’s 10 year anniversary in 2017, first coming together for the World Police and Fire Games in Adelaide 2007. Since then, the club has attended the Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games in Hobart, Wellington NZ, and Melbourne, and will soon be attending the 2016 Games on the Sunshine Coast in October. Some Vicfire members also attended the World Police and Fire Games held in Belfast, Ireland in 203.
The Vicfire Hockey Club welcomes all skills levels, and aims to enjoy the sport of hockey in the emergency services environment.
For those interested in playing for the Vicfire Hockey Club, please contact Leading Firefighter Paula Treacy at the Rosebud Fire Brigade, or look up the Vic Fire Hockey Club Facebook page.