Cheshire Services top unified football comp

Sports
Source:
The National, Thursday July 7th, 2016

By HENRY MORABANG
CHESHIRE Services top the competition ladder after round 2 of the Special Olympic PNG’s Unified Football competition played at Don Bosco Technological Institute, Taurama, over the weekend.
Gabagaba 2 came second while Red Cross are on third spot and Hohola Dem finished in fourth place.
Gabagaba 1 are in fifth spot while Callan Service (6) and SOPNG (7) bring up the rear.
Unified Football programme coordinator Willie Vaira said 10 teams are involved in the competition.
Apart from the teams who took part, Wardstrip Primary and Bavaroko Primary did not attend the challenge over the weekend and were not included in the competition ladder.
Vaira said the aim of the competition was to create awareness among young people in schools to include, understand and respect people with intellectual disabilities in their community, circle of friends and peer groups.
SOPNG president Takale Tuna encouraged athletes, coaches and volunteers and especially young people to be aware of people with disabilities and include them in their activities instead of ignoring them.
“Besides creating awareness for persons with disabilities and having them intereact in the community, this competition aims to create respect among the young,” Tuna said.