The Rirratjingu Football Program hosted members of the NT Police as officers from Nhulunbuy Police Station joined in a fitness session and also shared education surrounding community safety, what a day as a member of the NT Police may look like and also how to apply to join the NT Police in a number of roles including the Aboriginal Community Police Officer role.
NT Police Officer Csaba Boja engaged with program participants and shared how policing in community is an interesting and rewarding career. Aboriginal Community Police Officer Trudy Grenfell explained her duties as an ACPO and how long the process takes to complete training for the role. Both officers cited former ACPO Mr Donga Mununggurritj as a community member that had a successful and rewarding career in the force.
RFP Coach Hayden Rickard delivered a fitness session and games to complement the educational aspect. Officers Jerrifus Dare and Bentley Holmes stood out in the contested games between Team Alpha and Team Beta. Program participants Shem Williams and Justin Burarrwanga dominated the Pyramid Fitness Drill.
Rickard was highly appreciative of the visit. He said "It was a pleasure for the program to host the NT Police. Csaba and his crew were really approachable and shared how interesting and diverse their career is. We have some young and impressionable participants and I'm sure this session resonated with the guys".
This was the last official training for Rirratjingu Football Program for 2016. Only Cameron Stokes will play this weekend with Division 1 having a bye round. Premier League will meet Palmerston Magpies at 4:30 at TIO Stadium on Saturday and the Buffaloes will be seeking a back to back win before a two week break over the festive period.