THE Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games were held in Victoria and Hamilton firefighter Sam Cuttler brought a little piece of gold back with him.
Cuttler, who has dual registration with the Hamilton and Tarrington Country Fire Authority branches, competed in the 25 Target Trap Shooting event, where he finished second overall and won the gold medal for A grade.
The games have been held every two years since its inception in 1984 when it was known as the National Police Games, and has since evolved to become available for all emergency services
This year there were 38 sports on offer for competition, including half marathons, 10-pin bowling, volleyball, soccer, equestrian, cricket, badminton, angling and many more, with competitors coming from right around the country and New Zealand.
The majority of the events were staged in Melbourne, but Cuttler had to travel elsewhere to take part in his event.
“I had to go to Bendigo … the shooting part of it was in Bendigo, but the rest of the sports were in Melbourne,” Cuttler said.
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