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EVERY PLAYER COUNTS PARTICIPANT JORDAN DOYLE TO REPRESENT LATICS AT LAUNCH OF 2018/19 EFL SEASON

31 July 2018

Jordan has been involved with Wigan Athletic Community Trust for the past 18 months and represents England's Amputees team.

  • Notts County’s Meadow Lane to host EFL launch event today.
  • Goalkeeper Jordan plays for Latics' disability football team.
  • He has also earned international recognition for England's Amputees. 

All 72 EFL teams will travel to the league’s oldest football club today for the official launch of the new 2018/19 campaign.  

Representing Latics at Notts County’s Meadow Lane Stadium will be 16-year-old Jordan Doyle, an upper-limb amputee who plays in goal for both Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s disability football team and England's Amputees.

Having been involved in the Community Trust’s Every Player Counts disability sports project for the past 18 months, Jordan’s talents were spotted by coaches from England’s Amputee team while playing for Latics in the Greater Manchester Ability Counts League.

His other notable achievements include participating at a national Premier League Kicks tournament in Manchester in April 2018, competing for Latics against able-bodied players from 69 other professional football clubs from the Premier League and EFL.

Jordan said: “I love playing for Latics so being invited to the launch of the new EFL season on behalf of the club is an honour for me. I’m looking forward to the event and meeting people from other clubs and it’ll be such a proud moment for me and my family.

He added: “Before taking part in sessions with the Community Trust I was really anxious and nervous about my disability, but now I’m a completely different person and have gained a lot of confidence. I definitely wouldn’t have been able to achieve what I have without their support.”

A team photograph will be taken on the pitch to represent the EFL’s 72 clubs, with a person from each team representing a strand of EFL work to showcase the breadth and depth of the League.

Please email j.pym@wiganathletic.com or call 01942 318090 for more information about Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s Every Player Counts programme.


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