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North Wales Police Win UK Emergency Services Football League

THE NORTH WALES POLICE men’s football team won its first ever national league title at the weekend.

Contested by off-duty officers on Sunday, 4 June at FC United of Manchester’s Broadhurst Park Stadium, NWP faced Thames Valley Police in the Emergency Services Football League final.

A fine strike from PC Toby Jones midway through the second half proved decisive for NWP, who clinched a battling 1-0 victory on the day.

NWP coach Adam Bailey said: “The UK Emergency services league is the biggest competition that we could win, as it included teams from ambulance service, fire service and the prison service so to win it in the first season we have entered is a fantastic achievement from everyone involved.”

The North Wales side have now set their sights on more silverware and will face South Wales Police in the Welsh Police Cup semi-final next week.

The force’s football teams, which also includes a women’s side, are among the many supported by the NWP Sports Association.

Run by police officers and staff, all NWP employees (serving or retired) are eligible to join.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Improved lifestyle and fitness
  • Improved mental health
  • A sense of pride and accomplishment
  • Teamwork and camaraderie outside of the office
  • Networking opportunities
  • Financial savings

If you’re interested in pursuing a role with North Wales Police, please visit our recruitment page to view our current vacancies.