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There was also someone much closer to home doing Queensland proud that night.

Proserpine police officer Luke Polson has been selected to represent Australia, in the Police Rugby League team.

On Wednesday (June 8), Luke ran out onto the pitch in a maroons’ jersey in front of an 80,000-strong crowd at Accor Stadium, Sydney, in the curtain-raiser to the State of Origin match.

Although the Queensland team didn’t win the police prelude game, it was a very special day that Luke will remember for the rest of his life. 

“Running out onto Accor Stadium before the State of Origin was such a surreal experience and one that I definitely won’t forget,” said Luke, 23.

“To have the chance to represent your state in any capacity is always a massive privilege and, although we didn’t get the result we wanted against NSW, the team can be proud of their effort.”

Luke grew up in Taree, NSW, and has played rugby league since he was six years old and throughout his school years. He also played on the Gold Coast for four years.

Constable Luke Polson started his police career at the Townsville Police Academy, on January 4, 2021.

“I graduated, on June 24, 2021, and was allocated Proserpine as my training/probationary first year station,” he said.

“I’ve since completed my training year and have been told I’m being sent to the Mackay Northern Beaches Police Station for the next two years, as of late July.”

Luke was selected to represent Australia in the Police Rugby League team last Friday (June 10, 2022).

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IT WAS not just the winning side pulling on the maroons’ jersey, in last Wednesday’s State of Origin.

There was also someone much closer to home doing Queensland proud that night.

Proserpine police officer Luke Polson has been selected to represent Australia, in the Police Rugby League team.

On Wednesday (June 8), Luke ran out onto the pitch in a maroons’ jersey in front of an 80,000-strong crowd at Accor Stadium, Sydney, in the curtain-raiser to the State of Origin match.

Although the Queensland team didn’t win the police prelude game, it was a very special day that Luke will remember for the rest of his life. 

“Running out onto Accor Stadium before the State of Origin was such a surreal experience and one that I definitely won’t forget,” said Luke, 23.

“To have the chance to represent your state in any capacity is always a massive privilege and, although we didn’t get the result we wanted against NSW, the team can be proud of their effort.”

Luke grew up in Taree, NSW, and has played rugby league since he was six years old and throughout his school years. He also played on the Gold Coast for four years.

Constable Luke Polson started his police career at the Townsville Police Academy, on January 4, 2021.

“I graduated, on June 24, 2021, and was allocated Proserpine as my training/probationary first year station,” he said.

“I’ve since completed my training year and have been told I’m being sent to the Mackay Northern Beaches Police Station for the next two years, as of late July.”

Luke was selected to represent Australia in the Police Rugby League team last Friday (June 10, 2022).

Do you have a sports story to share with our readers?

Send information to sport@whitsundaynews.net.au

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