The sixth annual East Kimberley Clontarf Academy versus emergency services football game got a little intense at times out on the Kununurra Town Oval.
Originally, the match featured students from the academy playing against a team of adults, but in recent years the teams have been made up of players from both demographics.
There were some big hits by police on their fellow officers and some nifty skills from the students.
Jai Long Farquharson from Halls Creek was one of the best on ground for the game as was a player from a visiting Queensland Clontarf Academy.
Sergeant Ian Morris provided some entertainment with his diving marks, often going horizontal like a plank of wood perpendicular to the the ground as he grabbed the ball around the goal square.
East Kimberley academy director James Castles said it was his first time being involved with the game and he was amazed by the contributions and attendance of community members.
“It’s something we want to grow,” he said.
“It was really pleasing to see community come to an important event like that.
“Particularly when there is a layer of recognising the RU OK message and the issues around depression and anxiety and men’s health. It’s a good opportunity to come together as a community and celebrate the great strength of our community.”
Police, St John Ambulance, Kununurra Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and school teachers all took part in the game.