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SPORTING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN WIGAN SET TO IMPROVE

31 October 2017

Community Trust are introducing a new multi-sport initiative.

  • Wigan Athletic coaches will offer a wide range of sports to youngsters.
  • Sessions will take place at three different locations in Wigan.
  • Initiative is part of the Premier League Kicks project.

Aged 12-19? Want to try new sports such as dodgeball or table tennis?

Sporting opportunities for young people in Wigan are set to improve thanks to Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s new multi-sport initiative.

As part of its Premier League Kicks project, the Community Trust will be hosting sessions at The Dean Trust High School, Westleigh High School and Wigan Youth Zone, with coaches offering a wide range of sports to young people.

Young people will have access to sports such as badminton, basketball, tennis and volleyball, with sessions taking place at Wigan Youth Zone at 6-9pm every Thursday and at 5-7pm at The Dean Trust and Westleigh High School each Friday.

Tom Drake, Sports Cohesion Coordinator at Wigan Athletic Community Trust, said: “We’re encouraging as many young people as possible to come along to our sessions to try out new sports, learn skills and to mix with peers and make new friends.

He added: “Kicks is a successful project in Wigan with hundreds of youngsters accessing free football sessions at various locations every week, however it’s important we engage with even more young people with other sporting interests so they can have as much enjoyment out of the programme.”

Kicks uses the power of football and the value of sports participation to help hard-to-reach youngsters in some of the most high-need areas.

For information about Premier League Kicks and the Community Trust’s new multi-sport initiative, please call Tom Drake on 01942 318090 or email t.drake@wiganathletic.com.


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