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14 December 2017

The event was part of the Premier League Kicks project.

  • Youngsters donated food and toiletries to the club's charity of the season.
  • Activities included badminton, basketball, dance, football and table tennis.
  • Community Trust deliver Premier League Kicks sessions every week.

Young people from across the Wigan borough pledged their support to the club’s charity of the season at last night’s Premier League Kicks Christmas Festival at Wigan Youth Zone.

Participants donated food and toiletries to The Brick, a Wigan based charity that help people who are homeless or living in poverty to rebuild their lives.

The evening saw youngsters take part in various activities under the Kicks banner, with sports ranging from badminton, basketball, dance, football and table tennis.

Phillip Williams, Wigan Athletic Community Trust Chair of Trustees, said: “The event was a huge success and it was marvellous to see so many young people involved with the Trust enjoying themselves through a variety of different activities.

He added: “The work the club have done with The Brick since the launch of the partnership earlier this season has been tremendous, and the support shown to the charity by the youngsters at this event is to be commended. It was a pleasure to be a part of it and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.”

Premier League Kicks uses the power of sports participation to help hard-to-reach youngsters in some of the most high-need areas, and the Community Trust deliver sessions to hundreds of participants across the Wigan borough every week.

For information about Premier League Kicks and the Community Trust’s new multi-sport initiative, please call Tom Drake on 01942 318090 or email

Please click here for more information about The Brick.

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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