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25 February 2015

Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s February half term camps prove popular.

  • Football and dance camps provided throughout February half term week.
  • Camps provided in five different locations in and around Wigan.
  • Over 250 youngsters attended throughout the week.

Over 250 youngsters attended Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s February half term football and dance camps last week.

The camps, which ran at five different locations in and around Wigan, provided hours of fun-filled and exciting coaching, playing and performing for the children who attended.

Over 40 children came to the ultimate Wigan Athletic coaching experience, Latics Soccer Schools, which provided five full days of working on new tricks and skills and afternoon’s filled with playing games of football.

As well as the high quality football coaching, the youngsters also got to go for a tour around the DW Stadium and received tickets to Wigan Athletic v Charlton Athletic.

Alex Fitzpatrick, 10, said: “I’ve been to the Soccer School all week and it’s been brilliant. The coaches have shown us some great skills and have taught us really well.”

As well as the football on offer at the Soccer Schools, four Pay as you Play camps at Chorley, Lowton, Ormskirk and Standish, provided over 200 children with the chance to play football and work on their skills every day.

It was only the second time that Latics Dance Camps have been provided during the school holidays, but the popular sessions attracted 32 girls and boys, who all learned some fantastic new moves and lifts and action-packed dance routines with the Community Trust coaches. 

Jessica Rowan, 12, attended the Standish Latics Dance Camp and said: “It was great to learn new abilities and put them into dance routines – I’ve really enjoyed coming to the camps!”

Wes Partington, Sports and Cohesion Manager, said: “It’s really important to everyone here at the Community Trust to provide sports opportunities for young people throughout the year.

“By holding half term camps, we offer a great, fun opportunity for youngsters to stay fit and active while they’re away from school and PE lessons and may otherwise have no access to sports.”

To find out more about upcoming holiday camps, please contact the Community Trust on 01942 488 530 or email

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