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19 November 2014

Community Trust are winners at North West Football Awards 2014

Wigan Athletic Community Trust were the proud winners of Community Club of the Year at the 2014 North West Football Awards, at the Lancashire County Cricket Ground on 18 November.

The Community Trust won the award following a highly successful year, in which they delivered sessions to over 8,000 young people throughout the Wigan community.

Phillip Williams, Chairman of Trustees, said:

“This award is a fantastic achievement and a testament to the hard work and commitment of everyone at Wigan Athletic Community Trust.

"Every year the Trust is expanding its reach in schools and across the community and for us to be recognised this way is something we are very proud of.”

Amongst its achievements in the last 12 months, the Community Trust has worked with 75% of all Wigan schools, engaged with over 300 young people with disabilities, provided opportunities for 124 people to achieve sports qualifications and helped to reduce anti-social behaviour by half in select Wigan communities through the Latics Kicks.

Jonathan Jackson, Chief Executive of Wigan Athletic, said:

“As a football club Wigan Athletic is very proud of our position within the community and our relationship with supporters in the town.

"The Community Trust does a fantastic job in helping to maintain these relationships and to win an award like this is brilliant.”

Tom Flower, Head of Community, said:

“To be named North West Community Club of the Year is a fantastic achievement, and I would like to thank all of the coaches and staff at the Trust for their continued hard work and also, all of our partners and funders for their ongoing support.”

To find out more about the Community Trust, please contact 01942 488 530 or email, or for the 2014 Community Impact Report [click here].

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