On Saturday October 6, at the Mary Narin Fields at Redcliffe, this years match was contested between the Redcliffe Red Shwars team (including Brett’s brothers Chris and Luke), and a Queensland Police and Emergency Services team.
Whilst the rain made a brief appearance, there was a great turn out from friends and family for the match, which was held on the back of the Queensland Police and Emergency Services Games, which take place every second year, with the inaugural event being held at Easts Tiger Turf Carina.
The event was a huge success with the Red Schwars taking out the win and raising over $4,000. At the end of the event it was abundantly clear from all involved that this match needed to become an annual event.
Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski attended the match to show his support and address the troops both before and after the game which was again, a strongly contested match played in great spirits.
The game started strong with the Queensland Police and Emergency Services team launching into a two nil lead. Redcliffe however showed their fighting spirit and at the final whistle, once again took out the match winning five to three.
Stuart and Heather Forte, Brett’s parents, were once again at the event and presented the shield to the winning team. They also drew out the raffle prizes which were generously donated by a number of sponsors.
A big thank you to the entire Forte family and everyone who helped put the event together this year.
A special thank you to Chris Hambling for allowing the event to be held at Redcliffe, and to the sponsors who helped raise money for Queensland Police Legacy, including Cash Converters, Office Works, Easts JDH Hockey Store, Rebel Sports, Lillipollen Florists, Morgos Marine Welding and Andrew Peace Wines.
I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that I can’t wait until next year to once again participate in this amazing event.