Nottinghamshire Police to compete in UK Corporate Games 2017

137 athletes are set to represent Nottinghamshire Police this weekend in a host of different sports in the UK Corporate Games 2017 in Nottingham.

Officers and staff will be competing in 14 different sports including rugby sevens, dragon boat racing, swimming, netball and football.

Inspector Paul Harris, Notts Police Team Captain is eagerly anticipating the start of the games on Friday 7 July. He said: “We are delighted to be to competing in the largest team and individual corporate sports event in Europe.

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“What’s significant for me is the games ethos which is based on participation, rather than qualifying standards, and by its nature, it encourages relationship building with communities and corporations alike.

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Dragon Boats“It also carries huge morale and team building benefits, as well as a chance to do something positive for our colleagues, many of which have never considered playing sport for Nottinghamshire Police.

“We originally aimed to get close to 100 athletes, but we’ve managed to attract some people who may never have played competitive sport, or even felt confident enough to try team sports. The Force’s Sports and Social membership has also grown because of this and that can only be a positive in terms of healthy lifestyle for everyone that takes part.

“I’d like to thank everyone for their support so far and I’d like to wish all our athletes all the very best in their respective events.”

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The Police Federation, our friends at PMAS and Nottinghamshire Police Sports and Social club have also made a significant investments, to ensure competitors can not only take part, but ‘look the part’ as well.

Notable competitors include: Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping (Dragon Boat), Superintendent Matt McFarlane (Dragon Boat) and Superintendent Steve Cartwright (Dragon Boat).