Each year members of the NSW police community compete in the annual Bill Crews Cup, held in honour of Detective Constable William “Bill” Crews, who died on 9 September, 2010. Throughout the years the Bill Crews Cup has successfully raised in excess of $35,000 for NSW Police Legacy, helping support the wider NSW Police family and establishing the Detective Constable William Crews VA Memorial Scholarship.
2017's festivities included four sporting events, kicking off with the Chris Plummer Shield soccer match between Bankstown Police officers and officers from the MacArthur area, with the Bankstown Giants FC taking a 3-1 win over the MacArthur All Stars. The second match of the day was a friendly game of Ladies Oztag played between our female officers from Bankstown and Campsie, with the Bankstown Buzzards taking a 4-3 win. The third match was yet again won by Bankstown over Campsie. And the centrepiece event, a game of League featuring officers from Bankstown Local Area Command against officers from the Campsie Local Area Command & Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad (MEOCS), ended with the Campsie Camels as reigning champions, with a 20-18 victory over the Bankstown Giants PRL. NSW Police Commissioner Michael Fuller APM presented them with the day’s highly coveted Bill Crews Cup.
The day’s festivities continued with a post-match function held at the Bankstown Sports Club where players were able to come together and unwind from the day’s competition alongside friends and family.