On Wednesday 25th March 2015, Attlee Centre, CORE Project and Bangladeshi Football Association (BFA) hosted its first adult SEN football tournament at Attlee Centre. The tournament has been co-ordinated by three organisations realising the need of sporting event within SEN community. Over 60 people took part on a one day five-a-side football tournament.

The player represented various London Boroughs, including Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Newham and Redbridge. The tournament provided SEN to engage with new people in a friendly but very competitive tournament.

The final was hosted by CORE Sports and APASENTH, both teams displayed an incredible final for the fans. It was an intense game where in the first half both teams were in a deadlock. But straight into the second half game, APASENTH Juber scored a cracker from the half way line. APASENTH keeper then saved couple of shots on the rebound, keeping his team 1-0 lead. Eventually, at the very last minute to the game APASENTH scored two quick goals, as APASENTH beat CORE Sports 3-0.

The award was then handed out by Attlee Centre Trustee; Richard Henchley, Director of CORE Project; Dawud Marsh, and, Trustee of BFA; Jamal Hussain.
Charles, project worker of Mildmay said, “It was a wonderful day organised by Abul Bashar and Sazzad Miah with great support from the BFA. Well done to APASENTH and all those who participated.”

Hena Bibi from BPCA who took part in the event said, “It’s amazing to see an event that has given us an opportunity to participate in football. Hopefully, there should be another event like this at Attlee”

Abul Basher from CORE Project said, “It was such fun organising and seeing everyone enjoying themselves on the day. It has made me more motivated and excited to plan the next SEN tournament.”

Sazzad Miah, from Attlee Centre said, “We would like to thank everyone for taking part in the first Attlee Cup tournament, and would like to extend our appreciation to CORE Project and BFA for supporting us in this event.”

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