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WIGAN ATHLETIC GIRLS ENJOY SUCCESS AT PREMIER LEAGUE FOOTBALL FESTIVAL

31 July 2017

Girls representing Wigan Athletic won the Premier League Girls National Football Festival at St George’s Park on Friday.

  • Latics beat Rotherham United on penalties in a thrilling final.
  • Tournament was held at St George's Park as part of The FA Girls' Football Week.
  • Community Trust have worked with 348 girls so far this year.

With over 40 teams at Under 16 level representing clubs from across England, Latics beats Rotherham United on penalties in a thrilling final to claim the trophy.

The event, ran by the Premier League in partnership with the FA, was part of The FA Girls’ Football Week, and celebrated the work of the Premier League Girls Football programme throughout the year.

Steph Greensill, Girls Football Officer at Wigan Athletic Community Trust, said: “The girls did fantastically well and fully deserved their success. Not only did they represent themselves brilliantly, but also the club too and they can be very proud of that.

She added: “The Community Trust deliver 16 sessions of girls’ football a week across the Wigan borough and have worked with 348 participants this year. I’m hoping our success at the National Football Festival will now inspire more local girls to take part.”

The Community Trust enjoyed an unbeaten tournament at The FA’s National Football Centre, as they beat Peterborough United, Everton, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Doncaster Rovers on their way to the final.

For more information about Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s girls’ football offering, please contact Girls Football Officer Steph Greensill on 01942 318090 or email s.greensill@wiganathletic.com


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