Col­lege girls show their soc­cer skills

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - COMMUNITY CLASSIFIEDS | SPORT -

A COM­MU­NITY part­ner­ship be­tween Can­ning’s Com­mu­ni­care and the Beck­en­ham An­gels Women’s Soc­cer Club has cul­mi­nated in the first soc­cer derby be­tween fe­male stu­dents of the Thorn­lie and Kew­dale Aus­tralian Is­lamic Col­leges (AIC).

On Thurs­day, Septem­ber 22, the af­ter­noon com­pe­ti­tion drew 62 young peo­ple from cul­tur­ally and lin­guis­ti­cally di­verse (CaLD) back­grounds to par­tic­i­pate ea­gerly in a new ex­pe­ri­ence to test out soc­cer skills they had learnt over six weeks as part of the Ac­tive Schools pro­gram fa­cil­i­tated by the Com­mu­ni­care Get Ac­tive Project.

Funded by the De­part­ment of Sport and Re­cre­ation, the af­ter­school-hours soc­cer clin­ics aimed to build the ca­pac­ity of fe­male sec­ondary school stu­dents to pro­mote the im­por­tance of phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity and the ben­e­fits of be­ing part of team sports.

The clin­ics, coached by the Beck­en­ham An­gels, pro­vided the op­por­tu­nity for years 5 to 11 fe­male stu­dents to learn ba­sic soc­cer skills, field po­si­tion­ing as well as game tac­tics.

Stu­dents on the day said they were very happy to be in­volved as they be­lieved they also de­vel­oped sig­nif­i­cant life skills such as re­silience, per­se­ver­ance and lead­er­ship in ad­di­tion to build­ing their strengths and knowl­edge of soc­cer for their im­pend­ing match up.

Of­fi­ci­ated by Foot­ball West at the newly built Mills Park Cen­tre in the City of Gos­nells, the game was won by AIC Kew­dale 4-1.

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AIC Thorn­lie stu­dents donned red while the vic­tors wore white for the big match re­cently.

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