South Yorkshire Police lead the way in police rugby

Date published: 20 May 2019 16:02
Dated: 20 May 2019 16:54:49

Chief Constable, Stephen Watson and police officers from Rotherham are leading the way in Police Rugby across the country- soon to be the world!

PC David Pattimore and PC Oliver Stirling from Rotherham were both selected to play for the Yorkshire Police Rugby Union Team following their success in trials.

The team consists of players selected from across four forces, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and Humberside.

On Friday 3 May the team competed against Northern Police at the Newcastle Falcons ground ,the competition was high but team ‘Yorkshire’ won their victory with a score of 20 to 14.

PC Pattimore’s enthusiasm and passion for rugby has also led to him being selected for the England Police Rugby FC, who are playing a police world cup tournament in Hong Kong later this year in September. This is an opportunity of a lifetime, with only 32 players from across the UK participating.

Continuing with rugby celebrations, we are also congratulating our Chief Constable Stephen Watson for being elected as chairman of the England Police RUFC. CC Watson attended the SYP v Welsh Police game on Wednesday 20 March at Cheltenham, where he was presented with a club tie by Secretary of the England Police RUFC, Dick Pattimore and Deputy Chair of the club, John Whitworth to welcome him to the team.

The England Police RUFC is financed through private sponsorship and does not use public funding.

The team hold trials at the start of each season and play around seven games a year against Irish, Welsh and Scottish police forces, along with the fire service and armed forces.

Yorkshire Police Rugby Team

Yorkshire Police Rugby Team

England Police RUFC

England Police RUFC

Chief Constable Stephen Watson being welcomed as chairman

Chief Constable Stephen Watson being welcomed as chairman

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