The international games for personnel of the police, fire brigade, customs, and corrections services personnel will be held in the Netherlands for the first time in history. Rotterdam will be very safe for ten days as 10.000 participants from all over the world are expected at the World Police & Fire Games from July 22.
The World Police & Fire Games will start with a spectacular opening ceremony in Stadium Feijenoord (De Kuip). This sensational opening will be presented by program maker and ambassador Ellie Lust and TV presenter Jan Versteegh. The official start of the WPFG Rotterdam will take place on Friday 22 July. From 7 PM in De Kuip in Rotterdam.
Ten thousand participants from seventy different countries are brought in and welcomed in the stadium. More than 1,300 participants have already registered from the Netherlands. Prior to the opening, the Dutch delegation will walk through the center of Rotterdam in an Orange March. Before entering the stadium where they will be welcomed by tens of thousands of spectators. In addition to the official opening, there will be performances by Chris Deluxe, drummer Koen Autumn and singer Matt Simons.
The World Police & Fire Games is a unique and international sporting event
Ellie Lust: ‘It is a great honor for me to be so closely associated with this great event as a former policewoman. I am looking forward to a fantastic sports week. Full of encounters and great sports performances and of course to the grand opening ceremony that I can present together with Jan Versteegh in the Feyenoord stadium. It promises to be an incredibly beautiful evening and week, so if you can; come to Rotterdam!’
Jan Versteegh: ‘The World Police & Fire Games is a unique and international sporting event to put people who are always ready to guarantee our safety in the limelight for ten days. I am very much looking forward to being able to present this great event together with TV colleague Ellie Lust!’
The participants of the World Police & Fire Games will compete with each other in over 60 sports at 40 different venues like De Kuip and Ahoy. Binnenrotte is the backdrop for Muster, a typical sport for firemen including a hose cart & bucket brigade. Of course, the public can attend most games and support the first responders in action.
At Willemsplein, next to the Erasmus Bridge, the Athletes Village is the place to be. Competitors, supporters, volunteers, and partners can all meet. This is where some of the awards ceremonies will take place. All competitions can be followed live via the video wall. All kinds of open and closed sessions will take place and there will be musical entertainment.