Cadets from all disciplines across Queensland are converging at PCYC Sandgate for the 7th Brisbane Cadet Games, an annual event celebrating the physical skills, problem-solving abilities and camaraderie of the different Police-Citizens Youth Clubs in the region.
Happening on Saturday, 19 June 2021, on Kemper Street, the Brisbane Cadet Games will include participants from the PCYC Queensland Emergency Services Cadets, Rural Fire Service, Surf Life Saving Queensland, Australian Army Cadets, Royal Australian Air Force Cadets, Australian Navy Cadets and Military Cadets. Hundreds of cadets will be competing for the title of the Ultimate Cadet Crew.
A separate Cadet Games will also take place in Townsville on Saturday, 17 July 2021. The competitions expect to welcome 246 cadets at both events, whilst 60 personnel from the emergency and defence services have volunteered to judge the games.
“The Cadet Games represent the ultimate gathering of cadets from all disciplines, many of whom travel from all over Queensland. At this year’s Townsville Games we even have our first all-female team coming from Thursday Island!” PCYC Queensland Emergency Services Cadets Program Manager, Storm Richter, said.
PCYC Emergency Services Cadets (ESC) Wolffdene Coordinator, Suzanne Bernard, said that the cadet program gives young people a safe and inclusive space where they can develop their leadership abilities and life skills.
“A lot of cadets go on to pursue a career in the Emergency Services, so it is really exciting to see them interacting with the very people they aspire to be!” Ms Bernard said.