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8 April 2019

This weekend's fixture against Norwich City is being dedicated to Wigan Athletic Community Trust's Football 4 Forces scheme.

  • Latics competed against Burnley, Curzon Ashton and Manchester City.
  • Football 4 Forces is an innovative football and health programme.
  • Sunday’s game against Norwich is being dedicated to Football 4 Forces.

The first round of fixtures in the newly-formed Football 4 Forces North West Veterans League took place at Robin Park Arena on Friday evening.

Competing against Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s Football 4 Forces team were representatives from Burnley, Curzon Ashton and Manchester City.

This weekend’s game is being dedicated to the Community Trust’s Football 4 Forces programme, a weekly football and health programme for Wigan Borough’s Armed Forces Community, with a veterans fixture taking place against Norwich City at Robin Park Arena before the first team clash.

Football 4 Forces activities take place at Robin Park Arena every Monday from 5.30pm–7pm, with sessions free of charge to attend and open to those aged between 16–65 years old.

The scheme aims to improve the health and wellbeing of current and former Armed Forces personnel, while also helping them to feel less socially isolated.

Participants also have the chance to complete coaching qualifications, become volunteers for the Community Trust, play matches against other teams and attend lifestyle workshops around diet, nutrition, healthy eating, drugs and alcohol.

Please email Sport Engagement Coordinator Ian Gaskell on or call 01942 318090 for information about the Football 4 Forces scheme.

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