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Kids vs cops street basketball competition is making a return at Mt Barker’s Wilson Park

Jacob Morgan-de LaineAlbany Advertiser
The first Kids vs Cops tournament.
Camera IconThe first Kids vs Cops tournament. Credit: Supplied

The Kids vs Cops street basketball tournament is back for its second year in Mt Barker this week.

The popular three-on-three competition run by the Mt Barker Police with support from the Shire of Plantagenet sees teams of two kids and a police officer from the Mt Barker police station compete against each other to be crowned champions.

The event will run at Wilson Park Basketball Courts on January 25.

In addition to friendly competition with their friends and Mt Barker’s police officers, participants will be able to enjoy free pizza and music after the grand final game.

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Shire of Plantagenet Manager of Community and Recreation Services David Johnson said the Shire of Plantagenet was delighted to support the now annual Kids versus Cops Street Basketball Tournament.

“The inaugural tournament was a great success and well supported by our youth,” he said.

“As a former police officer, I recognise the importance of positive and respectful relationships between police and the community, which build safer and more liveable communities.”

Contact the Shire of Plantagenet by email info@sop.wa.gov.au or phone 9892 1111 for registration and enquiries.

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