Police host a pool party for Fitzroy Valley community

20 October 2020

Children pushing police officers into the Fitzroy Crossing Remote PoolOur Remote Aboriginal Swimming Pools are well and truly into the swing of the new season, with children and families in the eight communities making the most of these facilities for their enjoyment! It’s always a highlight to see the local community come together for parties at the pool and this happened recently at Fitzroy Crossing.Community Members swimming in the pool at Fitzroy Crossing with the sun setting in the background

Fitzroy Pool Manager Trevor Caporn says the local police hosted a party for the community which was enjoyed by all! “The kids got to push a police officer in unform into the which is always a big event! The police officers then stayed in the water and played water polo for about 2 hours with the kids.”

Familiess gathering on the grassed area by the Fitzroy Crossing pool at night timeAround 85 children and 45 adults took part in the event, which ran throughout the afternoon and evening. Trevor says they locals enjoyed not just pool fun but music, and a massive sausage sizzle supplied by Royal Life Saving WA. “The police officers did the cooking and everyone enjoyed a big feed! We also had some help on the night from Garnduwa and Fair Game staff who did a fantastic job! It was really good to see the local service providers come together and put on a big event for the youth in the Fitzroy Valley.”

We look forward to seeing all the fun and education that happens at all of our Remote Aboriginal Swimming Pools as the season progresses. The program is supported by the Department of Communities with additional funding from BHP. You can read more at the link below.

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