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OVER 1,000 YOUNG PEOPLE IN WIGAN INSPIRED BY PREMIER LEAGUE 4 SPORT

31 March 2017

The programme offers opportunities in 12 different sports

Over 1,000 young people in Wigan have been inspired by the Premier League 4 Sport programme since the start of the year. 

Run in partnership with Sport England, Premier League 4 Sport offers opportunities in 12 different sports; athletics, badminton, basketball, boxing, golf, handball, hockey, judo, netball, table tennis, tennis and volleyball, and uses the power of professional clubs to inspire young people. 

Wigan Athletic Community Trust run 22 sessions a week across the borough, and give young people the chance to take part in sport outside of school hours, whilst also improving the infrastructure and supporting links between schools and clubs.

The programme is delivered by 36 clubs, each with a dedicated coordinator who works locally with sports clubs and schools to maximise opportunities for young people.

Fergus Heyes, Premier League 4 Sport coordinator at Wigan Athletic Community Trust, said: “The programme has gone from strength to strength so far this year, as we’ve aimed to create opportunities for young people who wouldn’t otherwise have the chance to take part in sport.

He added: “The 15 coaches we work with have helped to support and develop our participants, and credit must go to them for the fantastic work they do on a daily basis to enrich the lives of young people in Wigan.”

For more information about the Premier League 4 Sport programme, please email Premier League 4 Sport coordinator Fergus Heyes at f.heyes@wiganathletic.com or call 01942 318090. 

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