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WIGAN ATHLETIC DISABILITY TEAMS RECORD IMPRESSIVE WINS IN THE ABILITY COUNTS LEAGUE

2 November 2016

The Club's disability teams are a part of the Community Trust's Every Player Counts programme

Wigan Athletic Football Club’s disability teams recorded an impressive five wins out of six at the recent round of matches in the Greater Manchester Ability Counts League at Salford Sports Village last Friday evening. 

Team A, ranging from ages 18-30, got off to the best possible start with a 1-0 win over rivals Burnley in a keenly contested game, but slipped to defeat by the same score line in their next match against Heyside before picking up an impressive 4-1 victory in their final fixture against You Can.

It was to be an even better set of results for Team B, also ranging from ages 18-30, as they claimed maximum points with 1-0, 4-0 and 1-0 victories over Burnley, Bolton and Bury respectively. 

Wigan Athletic Community Trust Disability Officer, Joe Pym, said: “Both teams picked up some brilliant results and played some fantastic football. The players are improving individually and collectively each time which is the most pleasing thing to see.”

Wigan Athletic Football Club’s disability teams are a part of the Community Trust’s Every Player Counts programme, a scheme which will help 100 young people with learning difficulties to play football over the next three years. The programme is funded by the Wembley National Stadium Trust and administered by the English Football League Trust.

The Greater Manchester Ability Counts League runs throughout the season for disabled teams and participants. The league is PAN ability and incorporates monthly youth and adult provision, played on alternating fortnights at Salford Sports Village. 

Wigan Athletic Football Club’s disability teams host training sessions between 6-7pm each Friday evening at Central Park. For more information, please contact Wigan Athletic Community Trust Disability Football Officer Joe Pym on 07889 537142 or via j.pym@wiganathletic.com. 

Wigan Athletic Football Club, Wigan Athletic Community Trust and the DW Stadium are committed to respecting and promoting equality and diversity across all its activities through ‘Together’. For more information about ‘Together’ please click here

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