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2 December 2014

Students from thirteen Wigan schools compete to represent Latics.

Thirteen local secondary schools sent teams of girls to compete in a football tournament last week that was organised by Wigan Athletic Community Trust.

The competition winners came from St Marys, Astley, who will now have the opportunity to represent Wigan Athletic in the Kinder+Sport Girls Cup, which is organised by the Football League.

Following their win, the girls were presented with the competition trophy and a signed Latics shirt.

Earlier in the day, Wigan Athletic Development Squad players Tim Chow, Jordan Flores, Matty Hamilton and Joey Johnson also visited the Powerleague Soccerdome where the competition took place, refereeing some of the group stage games.

Jordan Flores said: ‘It’s been great to see the girls enjoying themselves here today, coming with their schools and having fun.’

Matty Hamilton said: ‘It was different being the ones refereeing but there were some really good players taking part, which was brilliant to see.’


Watch more from the Girls Cup competition here:

Wigan Athletic Community Trust have been helping to improve female participation in football and sport in the Wigan area, with girls now making up 34% of the participants across all of the Trust’s projects.

The winners from last week’s competition will now have the chance to go on and represent Wigan Athletic in area, regional and national levels of the tournament, with the national final taking place at Wembley Stadium, before the final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

To find out more about any of the Community Trust’s projects for girls, please phone 01942 488 530 or email

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