Atwell College crowned champions at soccer tournament

Hayden Saunders (John Tonkin College ESC), Holly Gildersleve (Canning Vale College), Michael Bennett (Armadale SHS ESC), Liam Ford (Leeming SHS), Tarkin Baker (Leeming SHS) and Kristian De Abreu (Atwell College). FRONT L-R: Matthew Gutteridge (Castlereagh School) and Stacey Northcott (Cannington Community ESC) participated in the ESSN Soccer Carnival at Coker Park in Cannington.
Hayden Saunders (John Tonkin College ESC), Holly Gildersleve (Canning Vale College), Michael Bennett (Armadale SHS ESC), Liam Ford (Leeming SHS), Tarkin Baker (Leeming SHS) and Kristian De Abreu (Atwell College). FRONT L-R: Matthew Gutteridge (Castlereagh School) and Stacey Northcott (Cannington Community ESC) participated in the ESSN Soccer Carnival at Coker Park in Cannington.

ATWELL College Education Support Centre students have earned a new piece of silverware for their school after taking out an interschool soccer competition.

The Atwell team was crowned division 2 champions after a dominant performance at the recent 2018 Education Support South Network (ESSN) Soccer Carnival in Cannington.

Cannington Community ESC student support coordinator and event organiser Bernardo Dewey said a successful inaugural competition in 2017 meant it had returned bigger and better, with a dozen teams representing seven schools in three divisions.

“It was a fun day where all the students were interacting and supporting each other in a positive and inclusive manner and the feedback from staff, students and parents was fantastic, so this drew us to run it again in 2018,” he said.

“The major improvement this year was to have the opportunity of enjoying the day with students from education support centres that didn’t participate last year.

“Atwell College and John Tonkin College ESC had the chance this year to be part of the soccer competition and they actually won the division 1 and division 2 trophy.

“Every student, regardless of their gender, ability, or ethnicity was encouraged to have a go.”

The WA Disabled Sports Association (WADSA) was also at the event running inclusive games for students with higher needs.

 

Division 1 Winner: John Tonkin College ESC

Division 2 Winner: Atwell College ESC

WADSA Winner: Castlereagh College

Participating Schools

Leeming SHS ESC

Armadale ESC

Cannington ESC

John Tonkin College ESC

Canning Vale College

Atwell College

Castlereagh School