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Weekly Edition - Published  28 December 2015


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National Police and Fire Services Tugby Union Teams to play in Charity Game

THE British Police Rugby team are getting set to turn up the heat as they train for a bluelight battle royal against the British Fire and Rescue Service at Firwood Waterloo Rugby Club in memory of PC Dave Phillips.

The game, supported by Merseyside Police Federation, is set to take place at 6pm on Wednesday, 27 January 2016, and spectators can expect an action packed game as the 2 teams battle it out on the pitch.

Tickets for the game are available from the club (Firwood Waterloo Rugby Club, St Anthony's Road, Blundellsands), or on the gate on the day, and are available for a £5 donation. All money raised will go to the PC Dave Phillips Memorial Fund. Tickets are available before hand from the club, contact via their website.

There will be a hog roast on the night provided for by Firwood Waterloo sponsors Hatfield Land Rover, all proceeds will go to the family.

Chief Constable David Shaw of West Mercia Police, Chief Constable David Shaw of West Mercia Police, Chair of British Police Rugby:- "It is a fitting tribute to the life and work of PC David Phillips that emergency service colleagues are coming together through the medium of sport for this event. We celebrate his life and acknowledge with his family the huge sacrifice given in service of the local community of Liverpool. Rugby is a great means to build friendship and respect and we ask that people offer their support as in the heat of competition we naturally pause and reflect."

George Moore, Director of Firwood Waterloo Rugby Club added:- "Firwood Waterloo Rugby club are honoured to be hosting the rugby match between the British Police and Fire and Rescue service in memory of PC David Philips and to have the opportunity to show our support for his family. We have members in the emergency services and the event will allow us all to remember a hero and recognise those who are putting their lives at risk every day to protect our community."

Peter Singleton, Chair of Merseyside Police Federation, said:- "On behalf of Dave's family, friends and colleagues, I would like to thank everyone at British Police Rugby, British Fire and Rescue and Firwood Waterloo Rugby Club for organising this game. The support shown by everyone, not only within the Police family, but from our emergency service colleagues, and not least the public, has been quite incredible and truly humbling. I am sure the event will be fantastic and everyone who attends will have an enjoyable night. Finally, I am sure the whole occasion will be a fitting tribute to remember an exceptional Police officer, and a loving and much missed husband, father, son and brother."

Station Manager Dave Scully, Great Britain Director of Fire Service Rugby, said:- "This is the annual fixture we always look forward to. We are proud to support our colleagues in the Police Service by honouring PC Dave Phillips and supporting his family. We are sure the game will be an exciting event and an excellent tribute to PC Dave Phillips."


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