Football tournament at Ayrshire College kicked off National Care Experience Week 2018

Football tournament at Ayrshire College kicked off National Care Experience Week 2018

A football tournament organised to start the National Care Experience Week (24-31 October) celebrations took place at Ayrshire College.

The Corporate Parent Football Tournament 2018 at the Kilmarnock Campus brought together teams from all over Scotland, with over 100 people taking part in the tournament.

East Ayrshire Deputy Provost Claire Leitch was in attendance to open the tournament supported by Jodie McEwan, a former Scotland player at the Homeless World Cup, and coach.

Kilmarnock Ladies star and Scottish Building Society SWPL Player of the Month for September 2018 Lisa Swanson - a former Ayrshire College student - was in attendance to present the trophy to the eventual winners.

Sport & Fitness students from Ayrshire College were on hand to assist the smooth running of the matches, while representatives from external agencies including Kilmarnock Football Club, Vibrant Communities, Who Cares Scotland, Skills Development Scotland, Police Scotland, NHS Ayrshire & Arran and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service provided support and information at the event.

Event organiser Jamie Turnbull, Family Support Practitioner at East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership, said “The event was a chance for young people and professionals to work together in achieving their goals whilst celebrating National Care Experience Week 2018.

“We had over 110 players signed up to the competitive tournament which was contested to a high level. Thanks to Ayrshire College, in particular John McTaggart [Curriculum Manager for Sport & Fitness] and Alan Johnston [Lecturer for Sport & Fitness] for their ‘what can we do to help’ attitude and support over the past two years.

“This is a fantastic venue for our young people and professionals to showcase their talents working together. We would also like to thank the four students who supported the tournament and wider staff within the Kilmarnock Campus for their hospitality.”

5 November 2018

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