World Police and Fire Games, Belfast

Belfast recently hosted The World Police and Fire Games, from the 1st to the 10th August almost 7000 competitors competed across 56 sports including Squash.
Ireland celebrated success in the squash with Shaun McKee -Gold in Men’s Open, John Dulligan -Gold in Mens over 40’s, Mike Ellis- Gold in Mens over 50’s and Keith Flynn (pictured on the right) winning a silver medal in the over 30’s category. Well done to them all!


The Games is a biennial event consisting of a wide range of individual and team sports.The concept of promoting sport and fraternity within the police and fire fighting communities began in 1967, with the staging of the first ever California Police Olympics. This concept grew and led to the establishment of the World Police & Fire Games Federation (WPFGF) in 1983, with the first Games taking place in San Jose in 1985.

WPFGF is made up of serving and retired fire, police and prison officers from across the world. Their mission is to create community interaction and awareness, educate children on the benefits of sport, and develop camaraderie between members of the emergency services from around the world.