Sport can transcend difference and unite.(firefighters)

My wife's family live in Brisbane, Australia and, after a 15-year gap, I have just returned from the pleasure of re-visiting them. Australia is a country which relishes its climate and its culture. Its people celebrate its outdoor lifestyle and also celebrate their sporting success. In swimming the 'Thorpedo' continues to break world records in all the disciplines, in tennis Leyton Hewitt regularly thrashes our feeble hitters.

They also excel at both the rugby codes and at so much else in sport. They have a passion for their sports and a discipline and application to their training which sets them apart from almost every other nation.

I, along with countless other firefighters demonstrate a similar passion for Fire Service sport. …

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