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14 September 2015

Three new members of staff join Community Trust team.

Three new members of staff have joined the Community Trust team, as the opportunities that the Trust provides around Wigan across Football and Sport, Health, Education and Community Cohesion, continues to grow.

Andy Ackers is the most recent member to join the team; having previously worked in Wigan Primary Schools helping to deliver the PE Curriculum for over four years, Andy is now working alongside the Trust’s team of Schools and Inclusion coaches providing Schools Sports and After Schools Clubs, as well as coaching evening football at Wigan Youth Zone throughout the week.

Liam Sealey has joined the Community Trust as an Education Officer, working with secondary school students on the Latics Enterprise programme, as well as helping to provide the education for the Community Trust Train With Latics students, Apprentices and distance learning student placements on the University of South Wales Community Football Coaching and Development degree.

Rachel Scott has worked part time with the Trust as a Schools and Inclusion Coach over the past 12 months, whilst studying Sports Development at university. After graduating with a 2.1 in her degree, she has now joined the team on a permanent basis, continuing to work on Schools Sports and After Schools Sports sessions, as well as being the lead coach on holiday dance camps.

Tom Flower said: “We’re delighted that Liam, Andy and Rachel have joined the Community Trust’s team – all three of them bring a different range of skills and experiences, which will complement the existing hard working team of staff that we have in place.”

If you would like to find out more about the opportunities for volunteering and working with Wigan Athletic Community Trust, you can contact the Trust on 01942 488 530 or email

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