Chief Constable welcomes Police Sport UK Track and Field Championship to Northern Constabulary

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Northern Constabulary Chief Constable George Graham says he is delighted to be welcoming the Police Sport UK Track and Field and Tug O’ War Championship to the Highlands for the first time ever.

Over 160 Police officers will descend on Inverness at the end of May to take part in the prestigious national event, which has never before been held in the Northern Constabulary force area.

The event has only ever been held in Scotland once previously and is expected to provide a welcome boost to the local economy, with many of the competitors bringing their families and staying for a short break in the Highland capital.

The PSUK championships is being held at the Queens Park athletics stadium in Inverness on May 30, just a week before the official Olympic torch arrives in the Highlands and Islands.

Over 40 athletes from Northern Constabulary will be competing against colleagues the length and breadth of the country.

The event will feature track and field events in many disciplines for both male and female officers including long jump, hurdles and javelin as well as a tug of war competition.

The event has been organised by Inspector David Ogilvie, who has competed in previous competitions all over the UK including Portsmouth, London, Birmingham and Doncaster.

Chief Constable George Graham said: “It is my pleasure to welcome our colleagues from across the UK to the Northern Constabulary force area for this prestigious event.

“Undoubtedly Olympic fever will be in the air with the torch due in the Highlands the week after the championships and we hope members of the public take the opportunity to come along, watch the event and support the Northern Constabulary competitors.”

If there are any local businesses or organisations who wish to promote themselves to attendees during the event, please get in touch with Championship Organiser Inspector David Ogilvie. Simply mark your email for his attention and send it to mail@northern.pnn.police.uk