Sunderland College Foundation Learning students recently took part in the AoC North East Pan-Disability Football Tournament, competing against three other colleges in our region for a spot at the national tournament next year.
The tournament gave the foundation learning students the opportunity to play and represent the college at a higher standard, alongside Tyne Met College, East Durham College and New College Durham. Along with our foundation learning students, four of the colleges Public Services students also volunteered to help out running the tournament, giving them a chance to enhance their skills and practical development.
Lewis Pye, Sunderland College Sports Activator said:
“It was fantastic to host the tournament here at the college, it was great to spend some time with other colleges in our region and the tournament was played in good spirit. It was a great chance for our learners to take part in a regional event gaining great life skills and experience.”
Jasmine Stenton, Sunderland College Volunteer and Level 3 Uniformed Public Services Student added:
“It was a pleasure to be working alongside the staff & volunteer for this tournament. There was great spirit and energy from all the players and supporters.”
Grace McCatty, AoC Sport North East Regional Development Officer continued:
“This year’s AoC Sport North East Pan-Disability Regional Tournament was a fantastic event and the football on display was really competitive. It was great to see the teams come together to play in what was a closely contested competition, with the final winners clinching qualification on goal difference. Thank you to the student volunteers and staff at Sunderland College for their help in making the day a success.”
The team narrowly missed out on the chance to compete nationally by finishing second on goal difference, however there will be further opportunities for the students to compete in the Ability Counts League in the future.