Soccer Enrichment Program
The Soccer Enrichment Program at Dianella Secondary provides students with an opportunity to expand their skills and knowledge of the game in a friendly and enjoyable environment. With each year group there is a strong focus on teamwork and interpersonal skills. Each year the students expand their knowledge, technical skills and understanding of soccer tactics and strategies. The comprehensive coaching program ensures that by Year 10 they will have learnt game strategies, tactics, laws of the game, refereeing, fitness and physiology requirements for soccer.
Dianella Secondary College has an excellent after school soccer program. We manage five Interschool Soccer teams: Junior, Intermediate and Senior Boys and Junior and Senior Girls, which compete against other school teams in the state. Our Senior Boys team has been very competitive in recent years making the Northern Semi-Finals in four of the last five years and the Northern Final on one occasion in the State Cup competition.
In each year group, boys and girls team compete in regional Lightning Carnivals soccer competition as well as friendly matches against schools as far away as Rockingham. The Year 10 year group has the opportunity to qualify for the finals which includes the top two schools from each region. Dianella Secondary College has qualified almost every year. In 2014 both boys and girls teams contested the finals competition.
The Lower school program is open to both boys and girls of all skill levels, from which the most enthusiastic and hardworking students are selected for the Year 7 program and beyond. The overall aim of the program is for students to learn about the world’s most popular game, while creating healthy habits for life, in a fun, enjoyable team based atmosphere.
HEAD OF LEARNING AREA
MR MARK THOMPSON
SOCCER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM TEACHER
Mr Joe Wright