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ACADEMY PLAYERS LAUNCH 12K'S OF CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN

11 December 2017

Children at Woodfield Primary School run the Daily Mile every morning.

  • Pupils at the school run 1k each day in the 12 days leading up to Christmas.
  • U18s coach Nick Chadwick and first team player Noel Hunt also took part.
  • The event was part of the Premier League Primary Stars programme.

The club’s U18s squad helped to launch the ‘12k’s of Christmas’ campaign with children at Woodfield Primary School on Thursday morning.

Pupils at the school take part in the Daily Mile each day, a national scheme that aims to improve the physical, emotional, social health and wellbeing of young children, and its impact can be transformational as it improves fitness, concentration, mood, behaviour and general wellbeing.

Alongside the players, U18s coach Nick Chadwick and first team striker Noel Hunt were also present at the event, which sees the school’s pupils run 1k each day in the 12 days leading up to Christmas.

Austin, Year 5 pupil at Woodfield Primary School, said: “I love doing the Daily Mile because it’s amazing fun and helps to keep us all fit and healthy. It’s the highlight of my day as running is one of my favourite activities and it’s something that I take very importantly.

He added: “It was great to be able to do the run with the players and it was just fantastic to have them at our school. They were all really happy and friendly.”

The event was part of the Premier League Primary Stars programme, a project that uses the appeal of professional football clubs to improve and enhance PE and other curriculum areas in primary schools, and develops the skills and values that are crucial to success in later life.

Theo Roberts, U18s goalkeeper and former pupil at Woodfield Primary School, said: “On a personal level it was nice for me to come back to the school and see a few familiar faces again, but for us as a team we all wanted to come out into the community and do something like this because it’s so important that we engage with the club’s younger fans too.”

To find out more about the School Sports programme, please contact Schools Services Manager Gareth Nolan on g.nolan@wiganathletic.com or call 01942 318090. 


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