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12 October 2018

Sean Rowlinson and Megan Dykes praised for their efforts in promoting football across the Wigan Borough.

  • Sean Rowlinson and Megan Dykes recognised by USW and EFL Trust.
  • Pair study football coaching foundation degree with Wigan Athletic. 
  • USW degree programme is based at professional clubs nationwide. 

Wigan Athletic Community Trust students Sean Rowlinson and Megan Dykes – two rising stars from the world of community football – have been recognised by both the University of South Wales and the EFL Trust for their efforts in promoting the sport across Wigan. 

Students based at Premier League and EFL clubs have emerged as regional and national winners at the 2018 USW/EFL Trust Student Awards after nominees were selected from those working towards the USW Foundation Degree in Community Football Coaching and Development.

Sean's involvement with Latics stems back to 2014 and he impressed the judges with his outstanding grades and an unprecedented commitment to supporting his fellow students, winning the Academic Student of the Year award for Year Two.

Megan, who has been associated with Latics since 2017, won the National Professional Practice Award for Year One students for promoting various community sports projects as well as demonstrating appetite for her own personal development in addition to her USW commitments.

Adam Sherratt, Education Co-ordinator at Wigan Athletic Community Trust, said: “We’re proud of the achievements of all of our students, but Megan and Sean have both gone above and beyond over the past year and thoroughly deserve to win their respective awards.”

Launched in 2014 as a joint venture between USW and the EFL Trust, the Foundation Degree is based at professional clubs nationwide, where students are supported in completing their studies remotely via a blended learning platform – an innovative approach that places the learner within the industry setting and enables them to apply their knowledge alongside study.

Jay Probert, Course Leader, said: "These awards serve to highlight the wealth of up and coming talent of the professional football environment, and as a pioneering course provider seeking to provide students with an ‘industry-ready’ approach, the team here at USW are heartened and delighted evidence of such dedication and commitment continues to come to light." 

Please email or call 01942 318090 for more information about Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s education programmes.

*Megan Dykes not pictured 

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