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11 January 2018

Community Trust were named Community Club of the Year at the North West Football Awards and EFL Community Club of the Year for the region last year.

  • Olympian Jenny Meadows and School Games Organiser Cathy Robinson join the Trust.
  • The pair attended their first meeting at Montrose Skills Hub this week.
  • Phillip Williams, Chair of Trustees - "They will both have a great impact on the governance and running of the charity."

Wigan Athletic Football Club’s award winning registered charity, Wigan Athletic Community Trust, is delighted to announce that Jenny Meadows and Cathy Robinson have become Trustees of the charity.

Olympian Jenny, who competed for Great Britain’s athletics team from 1998 to 2016, and Cathy who has 25 years of experience working in PE and Sport and currently heads up the School Games programme in West Wigan, attended their first meeting this week at the Montrose Skills Hub.

As Trustees they will help to shape the future direction of the Community Trust as well as helping to ensure it continues to be governed correctly.

Each year, Wigan Athletic Community Trust engage with over 12,000 people and aim to work with Wigan Athletic to improve health, enhance life chances and create stronger, safer communities across the borough.

In 2017 it was named Community Club of the Year at the North West Football Awards and also the EFL Community Club of the Year for the region.

Jenny said: “The Community Trust do invaluable work within our borough and their recognition on a local and national level over the past year is testament to that. I’m passionate about Wigan and its people, therefore share many of the values and goals the Trust has.

“I hope to bring passion, experience, knowledge and skills to help support the work the Trust do, and want to continue to help it grow and make a difference to people’s lives in Wigan.”

Cathy said: “I'm really pleased to join the Board of Trustees for Wigan Athletic Community Trust. I am looking forward to using my skills and experience gained in the physical education and school and community sport sector to support the charity in their fantastic work.”

They join Phillip Williams, Chair of Trustees, Jonathan Jackson, Wigan Athletic Chief Executive, Claire Evans, 4CT Chief Executive, Cllr David Molyneux, Deputy Leader of Wigan Council, Philip Ivory, Head teacher of a local primary school and Emmerson Boyce, the club’s FA Cup winning captain as Trustees

Phillip said: “I’m delighted to welcome Jenny and Cathy to their roles and they will both have a great impact on the governance and running of the charity.

“They are respected figures and will help to further enhance our reputation as we look to grow as a charity and expand our award winning programmes of work."

For more information about Wigan Athletic Community Trust, please email or call 01942 318090.

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