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4 November 2014

A round up of all of the October half term activities provided by the Community Trust

Wigan Athletic Community Trust provided a variety of activities and sports camps for boys and girls aged 6-14 over the October half term, throughout Wigan and the surrounding areas.

More than 300 youngsters attended the half term camps, with dance and football sessions available throughout the week.

Latics Soccer School

The Latics Soccer School ran throughout half term, providing high quality football coaching sessions to those who attended.

The youngsters also got the opportunity to take part in an exclusive session alongside Wigan Athletic duo Adam Forshaw and Oriol Riera, who showed off their kick-up skills and joined in with some 5-a-side games of football.

Participants rounded off their week with a tour of the DW Stadium, seeing the FA Cup replica and getting a behind the scenes look at the Wigan Athletic dressing room.

Watch more from the player’s appearance here:

Latics Dance Camps

New for October 2014, the Latics Dance Camps provided dance sessions to over 30 children in two different locations.

Those who attended the sessions were introduced to new moves, practiced their dance skills and learnt a routine in just two days.

The routine was then performed on the pitch in front of the crowd before Wigan Athletic’s home game against Fulham in the Sky Bet Championship.

Pay As You Play Football

The Pay As You Play camps ran in four different locations throughout half term, with a new session at Holy Cross Catholic High School, Chorley, providing football coaching sessions to over 30 youngsters.

Sessions also ran at Wigan Youth Zone, providing fun football games and tournaments alongside high quality football coaching, exclusively to the Youth Zone members.

Winter Pay As You Play football sessions have been arranged for 22nd and 23rd December at Standish High School, with further details to be confirmed in due course.

And also…

Community Trust coaches took two teams to Scotland for the Coalfields Regeneration Trust’s Game On Home Internationals tournament, representing England in the competition.

One team reached the final round of the tournament, competing against Wales and making it as far as sudden death penalties before being knocked out.

The team’s came from the Shakerley Common Midnight League sessions that the Community Trust run in partnership with Coalfield Regeneration Trust and Wigan and Leigh Housing.

For more details on future Community Trust camps, please contact 01942 488 530 or email

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