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13 September 2018

The Community Trust works with Wigan Athletic to Improve Health, Enhance Life Chances and Create Stronger, Safer Communities.

  • Wigan Athletic Community Trust release 2018 Impact Report.
  • Community Trust work with more than 12,000 people each year.
  • Please click here to read a copy of this year's report. 

Wigan Athletic Community Trust are delighted to release their latest report, which demonstrates its positive impact on more than 12,000 people in Wigan and the surrounding area over the past year.

The Community Trust works in partnership with Wigan Athletic to Improve Health, Enhance Life Chances and Create Stronger, Safer Communities.

Based at Montrose Skills Hub near the DW Stadium, the charity were described as a ‘revelation’ and a ‘life-changing’ organisation in the report, and has three priority areas of work: Schools, Community Development, Training and Skills, and aims to:

  • Increase participation in sport across all levels of society – particularly those from underrepresented groups
  • Encourage young people and families to lead healthier and more active lifestyles
  • Improve the skills, aspirations and achievements of young people
  • Contribute towards increased community cohesion by improving the quality of life for young people and families.

Tom Flower, Head of Community at Wigan Athletic Community Trust, said: “Last year we launched our new vision for the next three years, so it’s great for us to be able to look back on our work over the past 12 months to see the incredible results that have been achieved.  

“Our work wouldn’t be possible without the support of Wigan Athletic, and national and local partners such as the Premier League, EFL Trust, PFA and Wigan Council, who I wish to take this opportunity to thank.”

Phillip Williams, Chair of Trustees, said: “On behalf of the Trustees I’d like to thank all staff for their continued hard work and for the way they conduct themselves with such passion when wearing the Latics badge. They’re a credit not only to the Community Trust but to the football club as a whole.”

First team players make hundreds of appearances at Community Trust events throughout the season, with sessions ranging from coaching pupils in primary schools to taking part in walking football activities.

Jonathan Jackson, Wigan Athletic Chief Executive and Trustee of the Community Trust, said: “I’m extremely proud of the charity and the important part it plays in the day to day operation of the football club. This report is testimony to the outstanding work and commitment of its staff to improve the lives of people living in Wigan and surrounding areas.”

To read the Impact Report, please click here

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