Soc­cer fun for ESC stu­dents

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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.

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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.

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