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EVERY PLAYER COUNTS PROJECT PROVING A HUGE SUCCESS IN WIGAN

3 January 2017

First team players Will Grigg and Michael Jacobs launched the Every Player Counts project in October 2016

Wigan Athletic Community Trust would like to thank all of its project partners for their involvement in the Every Player Counts project since its launch in October 2016. 

First team players Will Grigg and Michael Jacobs launched the Every Player Counts project at an event at Wigan Soccerdome, which saw 85 young people attend a special football tournament as part of the Community Trust’s latest sports initiative for disabled young people.

Since the launch, coaches from the Community Trust have delivered taster sessions at Hope School, Oakfield High School and College and Landgate School, and have engaged with over 200 disabled young people, with a number of those now taking part in regular sports at Wigan Youth Zone.

The Every Player Counts programme is funded by the Wembley National Stadium Trust and administered by the English Football League Trust. Through the scheme, Community Trust coaches visit schools in Wigan on a weekly basis to provide free football and sports coaching. 

A £54,000 grant from the Wembley National Stadium Trust means the Every Players Counts project will help 100 young people with learning disabilities to play football over the next three years.

For more information about the Every Player Counts scheme, please contact Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s Disability Officer Joe Pym on 01942 488 530 or e-mail j.pym@wiganathletic.com. 

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