Soccer fun for ESC students
THE sun was out and great skills were on show as almost 200 Perth students with special needs competed in an inaugural soccer carnival last week.
Hosted by the Cannington Community Education Support Centre at Coker Park, the inaugural Education Support South Network (ESSN) Soccer Carnival invited students from seven different ESCs to participate in a day full of inclusive soccer fun.
Cannington Community ESC student support co-ordinator Bernardo Dewey said with basketball and athletics carnivals
on the calendar, organisers wanted to give students another chance to take part in these fun inter-school events.
“We want to integrate students into the soccer through social inclusion and by creating new bonds and friendships, and we also wanted to give an opportunity to students with high needs to be involved in a range of sport and active
recreation in a variety of settings,” he said.
Representatives from Football West, Perth Glory, SEDA and the Lynwood Soccer Academy were all on hand to help run the event.
Cannington Community ESC won Division 1, Canning Vale College won Division 2 and Castlereagh took the WADSA Award.
William Tondut (Kenwick School), Malachi Johns (Cannington Community ESC), Seth Watkins (Armadale SHS), Riley Bickle (Canning Vale College) and James Robinson (Malibu School) at the carnival.