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30 November 2016

The club's disability teams compete in the Greater Manchester Ability Counts League

Wigan Athletic Football Club’s adult disability teams continue to thrive under the Latics banner in the Greater Manchester Ability Counts League.


On behalf of Wigan Athletic, the Community Trust runs two adult disability football teams who compete in the Ability Counts League at Salford Sports Village. The league strives to provide footballing opportunities to players with both learning and physical disabilities.


The club’s two teams recorded some impressive wins in the latest round of fixtures, and were victorious against the likes of Bolton, Burnley and Manchester City.


Wigan Athletic Football Club’s disability teams are a part of the Community Trust’s Every Player Counts programme, a scheme which will help hundreds of 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.


Disability Football Officer, Joe Pym, said: “The performances once again were to a very high standard and both teams are really doing well in their respective groups. The passion they have for Wigan Athletic is amazing and they love representing the club.”


The club’s disability teams train every Friday night between 6-7pm at Central Park on Montrose Avenue. For more information, please contact Disability Football Officer Joe Pym on 01942 488530 or email


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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