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Epworth hospital family day

Epworth hospital family day

Wednesday, 4 October 2006 10:42 AM

On Sunday 1st October, the Victoria Police Soccer Club held a Family Day at Bob Jane Stadium, to assist the Epworth Hospital Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Unit. The day featured two matches – South Melbourne FC under 11’s versus Richmond SC under 11’s, with South winning the inaugural ABI Junior Cup 4-0. In the game for the ABI Cup, VPSC defeated Team Epworth HealthCare 3-0, with PSO Tony Sortino, A/Sgt Mark Amos and S/C Dean Kelly scoring for the VPSC. ABI patient Scot Richardson presented the Junior Cup to South’s captain, Chris, while A/Snr Sgt Tim Hansen of South Melbourne Police presented both junior teams with players medals. Judy Reddish (John & Lyla Harris Charitable Foundation) presented VPSC with the ABI Cup.

Police displays included a ‘Smart’ Car, Bike and Motorbike Patrol, Water Police, Mounted Branch and the Dog Squad. The highlight for kids of all ages was the arrival of the Police Airwing on the pitch where spectators were allowed to get up close and personal with the helicopter for photos. VPSC’s version of ‘Footballers’ Wives’ staffed a very popular sausage sizzle.

The day raised over $3,500.00 for the ABI Unit. During the presentations, VPSC captain, Senior Detective Ange Miljesic, confirmed this would definitely be an annual event. VPSC President, Senior Sergeant Ron Sinclair, thanked George Koukoulas and South Melbourne FC for once again generously supporting a community charitable event.

VPSC/Team Epworth HealthCare

Presentation of the Junior Cup to Chris

Chris in the Police Helicopter with the Junior ABI Cup.

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