Restart dates for Community Trust sessions confirmed.
Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s session restart dates for the new year have been confirmed, with all due to return from the week commencing Monday 4th January 2016.
Details about all of the sessions can be found in the Community Trust’s Winter Activity Timetable.
Since September, over 600 12-19 year olds have joined in with the Trust’s Latics Kicks programme, which aims to get more youngsters playing football in a safe and monitored environment.
Earlier in the year, Latics Kicks player Nathan Randell was signed by Wigan Athletic’s Academy as a scholar, after being spotted playing in a Latics Kicks tournament.
Two new Latics Kicks Dance sessions were introduced and a Kicks Dance team was created, who performed together for the first time at the Team Latics Christmas party.
All of the Kicks sessions will restart from the week commencing 4th January 2016.
PREMIER LEAGUE 4 SPORT
All eight sports included in the Trust’s Premier League 4 Sport programme will return from the week commencing 4th January 2015.
The Wigan Athletic players supported the programme throughout the year, as well as 800m athlete Jenny Meadows, Leigh MP Andy Burnham and Judy Murray.
Over 800 youngsters have got involved with sport through the programme since September 2015, with several players representing Wigan Athletic in various sports competitions throughout the year.
Over 150 girls have played football through the Trust’s Girls Football programme since September 2015 and after winning the Wigan Athletic heats of the Football League Girls Cup earlier this year, girls from St Mary’s High School, Aspull will represent Wigan Athletic in the North West finals of the competition at Preston North End.
Wigan Athletic Development Squad players helped referee at the tournament, plus Chris McCann and Haris Vuckic showed support for the Girls Football programme earlier in the year when they joined in with a Soccercise session at Abraham Guest Academy.
All sessions will return the week commencing 4th January.
Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s three Disability Football teams, who play in the Greater Manchester Ability Counts Football League, have had a great start to their 2015-16 season, with the Under 18s currently 2nd in their league – and the team are looking for new players to join them this season!
Over forty players with disabilities have joined in with Wigan Athletic’s Disability Football sessions this year, training with the Community Trust coaches and representing Latics in the league matches every month.
Both the Under 18 and adult sessions will restart the week commencing 4th January.
WIGAN YOUTH ZONE
In 2015, the Trust’s football programme at Wigan Youth Zone was shortlisted for the North West Football Award’s Community Programme of the Year Award.
824 young people took part in 900 hours of coaching last year through the football project, with five new football teams, including an under 14s girls side, being created.
Sessions with Wigan Athletic Community Trust coaches at Wigan Youth Zone will return from Tuesday 5th January 2016.
If you would like to find out more about any of the Community Trust’s sessions, you can contact the Trust on 01942 488 530 or email email@example.com.