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31 August 2016

Community Football Coaching & Development foundation degree students win three awards.

Wigan Athletic Community Trust coaches studying Community Football Coaching and Development at the University of South Wales picked up three awards on Tuesday evening for their outstanding work last year.

As well as being named Club of the Year for the second year in a row, two members of the Community Trust’s teams were highlighted for their individual work on the course; Chris Baxter as Student of the Year and Adam Sherratt as Club Mentor of the Year.

Six coaches from Wigan Athletic Community Trust have spent the last twelve months studying year one of their degree, with nine completing their second year and one completing his third, whilst they all also worked and volunteered as sports coaches for the Community Trust.

Tom Flower, Head of Community, said: “We are extremely proud of the hard work that everyone involved with the University of South Wales degree has put in this year and to be acknowledged by receiving these three awards highlights their achievements.

“Not only have the coaches successfully completed year one of their degree, they have all continued to deliver high quality coaching throughout the year across a number of our projects.”

Adam Sherratt, Education Officer for the Trust, said: “When we won Club of the Year last year, I said that we wanted to continue the good work with our second set of students; to receive three awards is a real credit to the effort put in by everyone involved with the course.”

The foundation degree is ran in conjunction with the EFL Trust, with coaches from 36 other EFL clubs also completing the course.

To find out more about the University of South Wales foundation degree or any of the Community Trust’s education programmes, please contact Adam Sherratt on 01942 488 530 or email

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