On Thursday, Souths Cares Liverpool Opportunity Hub hosted their inaugural Touch Football Carnival at Hillier Oval in Liverpool. The event brought together over 50 Indigenous school students from Ashcroft Public School, Miller Public School, Sadleir Public School, Casula High School and Lurnera High School.

The Touch Football Carnival aimed to build connections between students attending different schools within the Liverpool LGA, promote teamwork and provide opportunities for physical activity. Throughout the day teams competed in a fun and inclusive atmosphere alongside Souths Cares mentors, with plenty of great skills on display.

Touch Football games were refereed by senior students from GOAL College, with Lurnea High School taking out the high school competition and Ashcroft Public School taking out the primary school competition. The Carnival also included a cultural weaving activity, a big BBQ lunch provided by Souths Cares and awards for demonstrating teamwork and leadership.

Rhys Wesser, Careers and Education Pathways Advisor with the Liverpool Opportunity Hub paid tribute to the group that made the event a success.

Rhys Wesser, Careers and Education Pathways Advisor

We are grateful for our schools, GOAL college volunteers and parents who supported our first Touch Football Carnival. We are looking forward to hosting our next Carnival and building upon the success of this year's event.

Tara Roberts is the Aboriginal Education Officer at Ashcroft Public School and supported her students throughout the day. Tara explained the opportunity for students to build new connections was a great outcome from the event.

"The Carnival provided a wonderful opportunity for local schools to come together and connect through Touch Football. I loved seeing our students get out of their comfort zones, work as a team and create some new friendships", Tara said.

The Liverpool Opportunity Hub is proudly supported by Training Services NSW.

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