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Special Olympics Edmonton Soccer Tournament

Edmonton Croatia Soccer Clubs Hosts Special Olympics Tournament!


Special Olympics athletes from across Alberta gathered at the Edmonton Croatia Soccer Club (ECSC) for a day filled with friendly and fun competition.This tournament is like no other! Thanks to the generous donation from ECSC for their facility and volunteers, Special Olympics Edmonton was able host a high level, inclusive tournament for athletes with intellectual disabilities. Peter Sekulic, President of ECSC along with SOE head coaches Amanda Trenchard and Conrad Clement worked tirelessly to ensure that all athletes at the tournament received a world class tournament experience!

                                                                                                                                                                                         Photo: Edmonton & West Central Recreation Division

We caught up with Rochelle Chamczuk, head coach of West Central and asked her what she thought about the tournament.This tournament is great! I am so happy with the turn out and how all athletes of all abilities are able to compete”

Athletes, coaches and volunteers were all smiles rain or shine! No matter the weather, athletes, coaches, officials and coaches were out there giving it their all with smiles on their faces. No way rain was going to stop this tournament for being a success! According to athlete Glenda Tarapaski, “I am having the most fun… EVER”. 

Photo: Team Calgary                                                                                       Photo: Fans cheering on our athletes!

Through out the day, athletes and coaches enjoyed games, lunch and a BBQ after the tournament to celebrate. Thank you to ECSC for hosting the BBQ! Everyone had a wonderful time and we cannot thank you enough!

For more information about Edmonton Croatia Soccer Club please visit their website by clicking here !


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