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27 November 2018

Cathy beat more than 400 other School Games Organisers from across the United Kingdom to win the award.

  • Cathy Robinson recognised for outstanding commitment to School Sport.
  • She joined Wigan Athletic Community Trust as a Trustee in January 2018.
  • School Games is a scheme to deliver competitive sport to youngsters.

“It’s safe to say that school sport is in very safe hands with the young people of Wigan”, claims Cathy Robinson who was recently named School Games Organiser of the Year.

A Trustee of Wigan Athletic Community Trust, Cathy is based at Dean Trust Wigan and has played an integral part in school sport at primary and secondary schools across the borough for a number of years, and was recognised for her outstanding commitment and dedication to PE at the School Games national ceremony.

School Games is funded by Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, and is a government led programme designed to deliver competitive school sport to young people.

Cathy said: “I was really proud to win the award. There’s 452 School Games Organisers in the UK and they’re a fantastic network of people who really inspire children to take part in school sport and PE.

“As School Games Organiser I work with schools to inspire youngsters to take part in sport, and work closely with teachers to try and get them to motivate their students to participate in PE.

“The end goal for the work I do is to transition students to join sports clubs because we want them to have a life-long love for PE and school sport.”

Cathy organised last week’s first ever Wigan Primary Schools Enterprise Challenge at the DW Stadium, an event that saw more 40 children present their business ideas of how to get pupils physically active to a panel of judges.

“I’m a Trustee for Wigan Athletic Community Trust and am really proud to be involved with the charity who do fantastic work across the borough.

“I work really closely with the Trust’s staff and volunteers and work in partnership with them to make sure we get the very best for the young people in the area.

“It’s safe to say that school sport is in very safe hands with the youngsters of Wigan because they’re enthusiasm and passion for the subject is so abundantly clear to see.” 

Please email Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s Schools Services Manager Gareth Nolan on or call 01942 318080 for more information about the Trust’s primary school provision.

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