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5 November 2015

Chris McCann and Haris Vuckic join in with Soccercise session at Abraham Guest Academy.

Chris McCann and Haris Vuckic showed their support for Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s Girls’ Football programme on Tuesday 3rd November, as they joined in with a Soccercise circuit training session at Abraham Guest Academy.

Not only did the players join in with circuits that included keepy-up, agility and ball dribbling stations, but Chris led the way in setting up a competition circuit for the girls, splitting them into teams and testing their dribbling and passing skills. 

Chris said: “Speaking to the girls playing here, a lot of them it’s their first time joining in with something like this, even kicking a ball, so it’s great to see the Community Trust promoting these sessions and getting more girls involved with the sport.”

Chris may have set up the competition, but it was Harris’ team that edged the fastest time around the course.

“The girls were all really competitive when me and Haris set up the little competition and it was great to see them getting excited and wanting to enjoy playing football.

“This year’s Women’s World Cup definitely bought more of a buzz to women’s football, especially as they did so well, so it’s great for the FA and the Premier League to be funding and promoting more girls football programmes.”

Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s Girls’ Football programme, which is supported by the FA and Premier League, provides opportunities for girls around Wigan to get involved with football coaching.

Soccercise runs at several of the girls’ football sessions throughout the week, combining football and aerobics for a fun, football-filled way for the girls taking part to keep fit.

Find out more about the girls’ football sessions in the Trust’s Winter 2015 Activity Timetable.

Lauren Drennan, Community Trust coach and a player for Wigan Athletic Ladies, said: “It was great to see Chris and Haris down at the Soccercise session, it’s just been a really fun day and it really inspired the girls to put more effort in to try and play better and to improve their skills with the players.

“I think if girls are interested in playing football, Wigan Athletic’s sessions are a great way to get started and learn some new skills, as a way in to playing for a team.”

Girls interested in playing football for Wigan Athletic Ladies can find out more through their website.

To find out more about Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s Girls Football programme, please contact Steph Greensill, project co-ordinator, on 01942 488 530 or email

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