Women’s match for Re­gan game

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

WA Po­lice will wear a uni­form of a dif­fer­ent kind when they take to East Fre­man­tle Oval for the 11th An­nual Con Re­gan Me­mo­rial Foot­ball Game.

Af­ter rais­ing more than $14,500 for WA Po­lice Legacy last year, this year’s Con Re­gan game is ex­pected to be big­ger and bet­ter with a women’s match on the pro­gram for the first time.

Fre­man­tle Po­lice Se­nior Sergeant Brad War­bur­ton said of­fi­cers from the South Met­ro­pol­i­tan po­lice dis­trict would take on the WA Po­lice All Stars for both games.

“Over 50 male play­ers are in­volved in play­ing in the men’s game and over 40 women have shown in­ter­est in the in­au­gu­ral women’s game,” he said. “Last year we raised $14,509.75 for WA Po­lice Legacy, bring­ing the to­tal raised over the last 10 years to nearly $80,000.”

The Con Re­gan Me­mo­rial Foot­ball Game is at East Fre­man­tle Oval on Oc­to­ber 27, with the women’s match from 5pm and the men’s from 6pm. Who was Con Re­gan? Con Re­gan was a po­lice of­fi­cer turned foot­baller who played more than 250 games for East Fre­man­tle in the ’50s and ’60s.

He was the first team man­ager for the Fre­man­tle Dock­ers.

He died in 2007 age 72, while on a cruise in Canada.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son d475065

Con­sta­ble Natasha Haynes and Snr Sgt Brad War­bur­ton pos­ing with a framed col­lage of Con Re­gan mem­o­ra­bilia.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.