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JUNIOR FOOTBALLERS IMPRESSING IN THE GREATER MANCHESTER ABILITY COUNTS LEAGUE

24 November 2017

The Community Trust have worked with over 350 people with disabilities this year.

  • Latics beat Everton, Manchester City and Manchester United in latest round of fixtures.
  • Ability Counts League enhances participants' life skills and confidence.
  • Joe Pym - "The players are a real credit to the club."

Junior disabled footballers from across Wigan are impressing for Latics in the Greater Manchester Ability Counts League.

With players ranging from 14 to 18 years of age, the team picked up victories against Everton, Manchester City and Manchester United in the recent round of fixtures at Salford Sports Village, and will be looking to continue their form when they play next on Friday evening.

The Greater Manchester Ability Counts League provides a fantastic setting for players to develop their football skills while benefiting from a safe, social environment, enhancing their life skills and confidence through football.

Joe Pym, Wigan Athletic Community Trust Disability Football Officer, said: “I’m so proud of what the players have achieved in such a short space of time and they’re a real credit to the club. They love representing Latics and are so happy to wear the badge when they play.

He added: “We’ve worked with over 350 people with disabilities this year and we've been so encouraged by this number. We're pleased that we're having such a positive impact on so many people's lives."

For more information about Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s disability football provision, please contact Disability Football Officer Joe Pym on 01942 318090 or e-mail j.pym@wiganathletic.com.

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’.

Click here for more information about ‘Together’.


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