There was a different type of shoot-out at Kapooka on Thursday afternoon.
But this time, a soccer ball was the weapon of choice.
A section of staff and recruits from Blamey Barracks took to the field to play a friendly match against the Wagga’s Football4All team.
The team’s founder and committee chair Michael Standley said the game had given players a chance to verse other members of the community and to work as a team.
In the past, the Football4All members have played against comp teams when they were having the bye.
“That hasn’t happened this year,” Mr Standley said. “It’s a shame, but there are enough members they can play each other.”
He said playing against the soldiers was something fun and different.
“It helps build that interaction with other people from different groups in the community,” Mr Standley said. “It gets that inclusion happening too.”
Team member and long-time soccer enthusiast Jacqui Meyers said the game was “just about having fun”.
“It’s really good to come and play,” Ms Meyers said. “I love it.”
Kiara Vella said she joined the team to meet different people and to have fun.