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Staff vs Students vs Police Football Tournament

Staff vs Students vs Police Football Tournament

Date: 18 October 2023

East Surrey College Football Tournament scores big, bridging gaps between students and the Police

Community Engagement Highlighted at the Staff vs Students vs Police Event

In an exhilarating display of camaraderie and unity, the recent Staff vs Students vs Police Football Tournament held at on campus showcased remarkable athletic skills and exemplified the power of community engagement.

The event brought together students, police officers, and dedicated staff members for a spirited competition and bonding event. The sports hall was transformed into a symbol of togetherness, where everyone was a teammate, and titles and roles were set aside.

Rob Staplehurst, Police Sergeant for the Safer Neighbourhoods Team on Reigate and Banstead commented “The football tournament arranged between the students and staff of East Surrey College and the police was a great success. It was a fantastic opportunity to break down barriers and support positive engagement from all sides. There was a really good turn out of students, both playing and supporting. Participating in events like these really help to strengthen the bonds in our communities and encourages two way conversation. I look forward to further such events in the future and hope to see as many of the students and staff there as possible.”

The tournament demonstrated that beyond their professional roles and student status, the participants were part of a broader community. They exhibited the true spirit of sportsmanship, embodying the college's commitment to inclusivity and cooperation.

The atmosphere was electric, with enthusiastic supporters cheering on their favourite teams. This event serves as a testament to our diverse community's shared values and unity.

Organisers, participants, and supporters deserve heartfelt thanks for making this event successful. The tournament has gone beyond merely being a football competition; it has highlighted the significance of mutual respect, collaboration, and understanding in building a harmonious community.

Events like these underline the college's commitment to community engagement, reinforcing the notion that we are truly "Stronger Together."

Stay tuned for more exciting community initiatives and events celebrating our college community.

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