McKevitt urges community to get involved in World Police and Fire Games 2013

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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
SDLP sports spokesperson Karen McKevitt has urged councils, companies, communities and individuals to get involved in the 2013 World Police and Fire Games. Speaking to Newry Times, she said: “We have just seen what joint efforts and community buy-in could achieve in the Olympics and Paralympics. Next year we will have the World Police and Fire Games right here on our doorstep and that same sort of involvement could mean a great deal, particularly for the long-term development of sports tourism and indeed tourism in general.” “I would like to see every council across the north pledging support for the games and I have asked the Assembly Culture Arts and Leisure Committee to write to them. Newry and Mourne has led the way as we are hosting the mountain bike component of the Games in Rostrevor whilst canoeing event is also planned for Castlewellan. McKevitt continued, “I would like to see companies across the north coming in to offer appropriate sponsorship. And most of all, I would like to see ordinary people applying to volunteer as so many did for the Games in London.” “Securing these Games for Northern Ireland was a great achievement which involved hard work by a lot of people. We now need to make them a huge success so that we can host more and even bigger events in the future.” The World Police and Fire Games 2013 organisers are recruiting volunteers through its website and the VolunTour Roadshow. To find out more information about how you can be part of the games go to
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