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JOIN OUR ADULT DISABILITY FOOTBALL TEAMS FOR THE 2017/18 SEASON

11 September 2017

Coaches from the Community Trust run adult disability football sessions at Wigan Youth Zone every Thursday night.

  • Community Trust are recruiting new players for their adult disability teams.
  • A total of 27 players represented Latics in the Greater Manchester Ability Counts League last season.
  • Coaches deliver free football sessions to children, young people and adults in Wigan each week.

Wigan Athletic Community Trust are recruiting new players for their adult disability football teams ahead of the 2017/18 season.

As part of the Every Player Counts project, coaches from the Community Trust run disability football sessions at Wigan Youth Zone every Thursday night between 8-9pm.

The Every Player Counts project is funded by the Wembley National Stadium Trust and administered by the EFL Trust, with the scheme seeing coaches from the Community Trust providing free football and sports coaching to children, young people and adults in Wigan each week.

Last year, the Trust worked with 27 adults, who represented the club in the Greater Manchester Ability Counts Football League, a PAN ability set-up which allows players to develop their game in a safe, social environment, while enhancing their life skills and confidence through football.

Joe Pym, Disability Football Officer at Wigan Athletic Community Trust, said: “The sessions are a great way for participants to stay healthy and keep fit by doing what they love the most which is playing football and being a part of their favourite club.

He added: “There’s a real emphasis on making new friends and socialising, but more importantly the sessions help to improve their confidence and self-esteem.”

For more information about the sessions and how to get involved, 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’.

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