Two Latics Kicks teams represent Wigan Athletic Community Trust at Kicks CupTwo teams representing Wigan Athletic Community Trust were amongst over 600 young people from 47 professional football clubs, who travelled to Hackney Marshes last weekend to play in the 2014 Premier League Kicks Cup competition.
The Latics Kicks girls put in a brilliant performance, progressing through the group stages and making it as far as the quarter finals before being knocked out of the competition. The boys won three, drew one and lost two of their games in the group stages, playing against teams including Cardiff City and Notts County.
The tournament was the first of its kind where every football club in the country running a Kicks programme sent a team to participate in the competition.
Tom Drake, Community Cohesion co-ordinator, said: ‘The competition provided a great opportunity for some of the Latics Kicks participants to travel to London and to meet and take part in a tournament alongside youngsters from all over the country.’
‘The whole day was excellent for the participants and coaches from Wigan Athletic, with lots of football being played and skills being put into practice. We’d like to thank the Premier League for organising a fantastic tournament and experience.’
The overall winners of the tournament came from West Ham in the under-16s category and Millwall in the under-18s.
Latics Kicks, which is supported by the Premier League, Sport England and locally by Wigan & Leigh Housing, provide evening football and sports opportunities for 12-19 year olds.
A full timetable of Wigan Athletic Community Trust activities, including Latics Kicks, is available by [clicking here].
For more information about the Latics Kicks sessions, please contact Tom on 01942 488 530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.