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COMMUNITY TRUST RAISE OVER A £1,000 TO HELP MORE YOUNG DISABLED PEOPLE TO PLAY FOOTBALL AND SPORT

4 September 2017

Thousands of runners took part in Sunday's annual Wigan 10k.

  • Staff and friends of the Community Trust raised money for the Every Player Counts project.
  • Coaches from the Trust deliver football and sport sessions to disabled young people every week.
  • Over 200 young people with disabilities have been involved in sessions this year.

Staff and friends of Wigan Athletic Community Trust completed the Wigan 10k on Sunday morning and raised over a £1,000 for the Every Player Counts project.

Thousands of runners took part in the annual event in Wigan town centre, with hundreds of supporters lining the streets to cheer the racers on.

Coaches from the Community Trust visit schools in Wigan on a weekly basis to provide football and sports coaching to young disabled people as part of the Every Player Counts project. The scheme also allows the Trust to run two disability football teams, provide training opportunities and evening sessions at Wigan Youth Zone.

The project has been a success in Wigan since its launch in October 2016, with over 200 young people with disabilities involved in sessions this year.

Joe Pym, Disability Football Officer at Wigan Athletic Community Trust, said: “To raise such a fantastic amount of money for a really inspiring project is testament to the efforts of all staff and friends of the Trust, and will help to change the lives of so many more disabled young people in Wigan.”

For more information about the Every Player Counts project, please contact the Community Trust’s 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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