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24 August 2016

A great six weeks of Community Trust holiday camps.

  • Over 1000 join in with Community Trust summer Soccer Schools and Dance Camps.
  • Bogdan, Jaaskelainen, Morgan and Power join in at Soccer Schools.
  • 100 youngsters join in at Isle of Man football camp.

It’s been another great summer of Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s holiday Soccer Schools and Dance Camps, with over a THOUSAND youngsters joining in.

This summer, the holiday camps took place at an incredible nine locations across Wigan, providing opportunities for 6-14 year old girls and boys to join in with high quality, interactive football and dance sessions.


Wigan Athletic goalkeeping duo Adam Bogdan and Jussi Jaaskelainen surprised young footballers at the Abraham Guest Soccer School last week, where they took turns in net to try and keep out as many of the Soccer School’s shots as possible, in an ‘on the volley’ competition.

Adam said: “It’s always good to join in with these types of football camps, you can see how much the kids enjoy it and I always really enjoy joining in too; you end up feeling like a ten-year-old again.

“A few of the kids scored some really nice goals, I was having to make some big saves to keep some of them out!”


Craig Morgan and Max Power joined in with a football camp at Wigan Youth Zone earlier this week, where they took part in some of the different games the camp have been playing throughout the summer holidays, including crossbar challenge.

Craig and Max also presented the football camp with tickets for today’s game against QPR.

Craig said: “I’ve never been to Wigan Youth Zone before, it’s unbelievable! I never had anything like this when I was young so it’s great for all these kids to be able to make the most of coming and joining in here.

“We know our responsibilities within the community and the lads are really good at this side of things, coming out and taking part in activities. I have kids myself and I know what it means for them to join in with sessions like this, so I’m more than happy to come and do my bit.

“The most important thing is that you get involved properly because the kids will see that and it’ll reflect well on them.”

The Community Trust provide three weeks of holiday football coaching at Wigan Youth Zone as part of the Football Programme that they run there.


Over 100 Isle of Man youngsters joined in with the Trust’s week-long camp this summer, which was based at Colby A.F.C. on the Isle of Man.

The four-year partnership between the Community Trust and Colby A.F.C. has provided hundreds of youngsters with high quality football coaching and lots of fun and games – including some dubious outfits at the annual ‘Wacky Wednesday’ fancy dress competition!


There is still one more week of Soccer Schools remaining, which will take place from Tuesday 30th August – Friday 2nd September, 9.00am – 3.30pm at the following locations:

Golborne High School, Lowton, Warrington, WA3 3EL
Holy Cross High School, Myles Standish Way, Chorley, PR7 3LS
St Peter’s High School, Howards Lane, Orrell, WN5 8NU
The Gates Primary School, Bristle Hall Way, Westhoughton, BL5 3QA

To find out more about Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s holiday Soccer Schools and Dance Camps, please visit, or contact the Trust directly on 01942 488 530 or by emailing

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