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24 June 2015

Leigh MP Andy Burnham joins in with Wigan PL4Sport volleyball players.

Volleyball players from St Edmund Arrowsmith High School had the fantastic chance to play against Andy Burnham, Leigh MP, as they competed in the ‘Let’s Play Volleyball Festival’ in Leigh last week. 

Three girls teams and one boys team, all made up of players from Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s Premier League 4 Sport volleyball programme that runs at their school, took on players from Blackburn Rovers, Liverpool, Manchester City and Stoke City in the competition at Leigh Sports Village. 

Not only did the teams enjoy the great day out playing against teams from other North West football clubs, but the boys Under 15 team were the overall winners of the boys’ competition, beating Liverpool in the final.

Zac Taylor, Premier League 4 Sport Co-Ordinator, said: 'The Let's Play Volleyball Festival was a brilliant event for our volleyball players and others from across the North West to come together and showcase their talents.

‘Events like this festival are brilliant for youngsters from all over to come and play the sports they love.’

Wigan Athletic Community Trust run the Premier League 4 Sport programme across Wigan, last year providing 1480 young people with opportunities to get involved in eight different sports – athletics, badminton, basketball, hockey, netball, table tennis, tennis and volleyball.

The Premier League 4 Sport volleyball sessions have attracted 243 youngsters around Wigan in the last 12 months and current sessions run at the following times and locations:

Monday 6.00 – 7.00pm – Wigan Youth Zone, Parsons Walk, Wigan, WN1 1RU
Wednesday 3.30 - 5.00pm - St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School, Rookery Avenue, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 9PF
Wednesday 3.30 - 4.30pm – Hawkley Hall High School, Carr Lane, Wigan, WN3 5NY

Premier League 4 Sport is funded by the Premier League and Sport England.

To find out more about the Premier League 4 Sport programme, please contact Zac Taylor on 01942 488 530, or email

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