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13 May 2016

All the facts and figures behind the work the Wigan Athletic Community Trust have done in the Wigan area in 2015.

  • Download the Wigan Athletic Community Trust Impact Report here.
  • Over 11,000 people work with the Wigan Athletic Community Trust.
  • “The impact report is a summary of the excellent work that Wigan Athletic Community Trust has delivered over the last twelve months,” Wigan Athletic chief executive Jonathan Jackson.
Wigan Athletic Community Trust have released their Impact Report their work in 2015 with more impressive results being produced around the Wigan area.

The facts and figures in the report are staggering and the Trust continues to take great pride on the impact it is making in its local community.

The numbers centring on the amount of opportunities for young people and families to be involved with Wigan Athletic, from playing and coaching to watching and supporting are excellent.

Over 3,700 young people received coaching in schools, and 88% of pupils improved their level of physical literacy.

With over 5,600 hours of PE and after school sport delivered at over 40 schools, it is no wonder that figures relating to the improvement of attitude, health, confidence and motivation were high.

Reflecting on the Impact Report, Tom Flower, Head of Wigan Athletic Community Trust, expressed his delight at the results from 2015 in the Wigan area and thanked the football club and the Premier League for their support.

“The Impact Report gives us a chance to highlight all of the good work that goes on at the Community Trust throughout the year and recognise all the hard work carried out by our staff in schools and different community settings across the area,” he said.

“In 2015, the Trust was able to work with over 11,000 people and we are only able to do this with the support of Wigan Athletic Football Club and national funders such as the Premier League, whose continued investment and commitment to the Trust allows us to work with local partners such as Wigan Council, Wigan and Leigh Homes and the Wigan Youth Zone to run such as a diverse range of projects.”

Darren McCann is Head Teacher at St Ambrose Barlow Primary School, one of the 45 schools the Trust benefits in the Wigan area, and he says the Trust’s work is second to none.

“I cannot speak highly enough of Wigan Athletic Community Trust,” he said. “Our standards at school are sky high and our pupils deserve the best possible provision – it is for this reason that we continue to work with Wigan Athletic Community Trust.

“All of the coaches are exceptional, they buy into and contribute to the ethos of our school and the care and quality of delivery they provide is to the highest standard.”

Jonathan Jackson, Wigan Athletic chief executive and Community Trust trustee, added his delight at the results coming from the report.

“The impact report is a summary of the excellent work that Wigan Athletic Community Trust has delivered over the last twelve months,” he said.

“The variety and extent of our community activities continues to expand year on year and we now attract funding of almost £1 million pounds into the local area.

“We provide opportunities for local people to play sport, enhance their education, improve their health and make our society more inclusive.

“The report describes how we do this and everyone at the football is proud of the success of this important work.” 

To download the Wigan Athletic Community Trust's Impact Report click here.

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