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17 March 2016

Community Trust supporting Sport Relief events this March.

  • Community Trust supporting Sport Relief Mile in Wigan this Sunday 20th March 2016.
  • Latics Kicks team join in with 5Live-A-Side Sport Relief event.
  • Kicks team make up part of Alan Shearer’s winning side.
  • 5Live-A-Side raises £370,592 for Sport Relief.

It’s Sport Relief this weekend and Wigan Athletic Community Trust are showing their support for the Sport Relief Mile event taking place at Robin Park on Sunday 20th March!

The Trust will be at Wigan’s Sport Relief Mile event this Sunday, providing fun and games at the finish line for everyone who runs one, three or six miles to raise money for Sport Relief.

[Click here] to find out more about Wigan’s Sport Relief Mile, where over 100 are already signed up to run or walk for Sport Relief.

Players from Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s Latics Kicks programme also joined in with BBC Radio 5 Live’s 5Live-A-Side football tournament, where a whopping £370,592 was raised for Sport Relief.

The 3-day event saw footballing legends Robbie Savage and Alan Shearer manage teams and join in playing five-a-side football with over 1000 people for a combined total of 57 hours - the equivalent of playing an entire Premier League season for one club.

The Latics Kicks team, made up of players from Pemberton Kicks, joined Alan Shearer’s winning side on Friday 4th March, playing against a team from Manchester City’s City Kicks project.

Shearer’s team won the competition, scoring 547 goals across the three days compared to Robbie Savage’s team’s 529 goals.

Latics Kicks player Aaron Martin, 17, said: “It was a really fun event, not only for the players joining in and playing for Alan Shearer, but also watching all of the other teams taking part in the 5-a-side matches and seeing the variety of teams and players that joined in raising money for Sport Relief.”

Sport Relief provides funding for Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s Latics Enterprise Academy alongside the Premier League. The programme provides opportunities for 11-14 year old high school students to gain business qualifications, learning about business through the model of a professional football club.

Find out more about the Latics Enterprise Academy by contacting Project Co-Ordinator Jake Blackburn on 01942 488 530 or email

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