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1 September 2017

Today is the final day of the school holidays for children in Wigan.

  • The Community Trust have delivered various activities during the holidays.
  • #LaticsOpenDay was a particular highlight for children and families.
  • "We've worked with more children and young people than ever before" - Tom Flower.

With today the final day of the school holidays, the club’s Community Trust are reflecting on a successful summer of activities, which culminated in the first ever #LaticsOpenDay.

The event, which took place at Robin Park Arena yesterday, allowed young fans and their families to watch the first team take part in an open training session before improving their football skills with the club’s academy coaches and enjoying various community activities.

The Community Trust have worked with thousands of children and young people during the school holidays, with activities including disability football, multi-sport camps, football coaching at Wigan Youth Zone and free football for 12-19 year olds as part of its Kicks programme.

Tom Flower, Head of Community at Wigan Athletic Community Trust, said: “We’ve enjoyed a really exciting and successful summer of activities and have worked with more children and young people in Wigan than ever before, which is just fantastic for the club.”

He added: “The first ever #LaticsOpenDay was a particular highlight and it was great to see so many supporters having the chance to meet their heroes and watch them train, while also having the chance to receive expert coaching from the club’s academy staff.”

The Trust now look forward to continuing their work with over 90 primary and secondary schools in Wigan from Monday 4th September and hope all pupils enjoy a successful academic year.

For more information about how to book on to the Community Trust’s October half term soccer schools and dance camps, please contact Wes Partington on or call 01942 318090.

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