The Enterprise Challenge sees students from across the country work on a football business related task.
- Event to take place at Liverpool Football Club today.
- Lathom beat four other schools to win the club heat of the competition.
- Sophie Herron, Year 9 student - "It's going to be an amazing experience."
Students from Lathom High School will respond to a challenge set by Premier League Executive Chairman Richard Scudamore at the regional final of the Premier League Enterprise Challenge at Anfield today.
A national competition, the Premier League Enterprise Challenge is run in partnership with Sport Relief and sees students in Year 9 and 10 from across the country work on a football business related task. This year, students were asked to come up with initiatives to encourage diversity, and how to make going to a football match the most enjoyable of experiences.
Having impressed a panel of judges which included first team star Shaun MacDonald at the club heat of the competition at the DW Stadium in November, five students from the school will now compete against representatives from Blackburn Rovers, Blackpool, Bolton Wanderers, Manchester City and Sunderland for a place at the national final in London later this year.
After winning the club heat, Year 9 student Sophie Herron, said: “Taking part in the Enterprise Challenge has been one of the best experiences of my life because it’s given me new opportunities and has helped me to develop a passion for working in business.
She added: “To have the chance to not only represent my school but also my local professional football club in Wigan Athletic at the regional final at Liverpool is going to be an amazing experience and we just want to make everyone proud."
For more information about the Enterprise Challenge, please email Wigan Athletic Community Trust Enterprise Co-ordinator Jake Blackburn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01942 318090.