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RUN THE WIGAN 10K FOR WIGAN ATHLETIC COMMUNITY TRUST AND HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR THE EVERY PLAYER COUNTS DISABILITY PROJECT

6 February 2019

The Community Trust have worked with more than 600 people with disabilities across Wigan as part of the scheme.

  • This year's Wigan 10k will take place on Sunday 1st September 2019.
  • Runners are asked to raise money for the Every Player Counts project.   
  • Scheme aims to get more people with disabilities involved in sport. 

Wigan Athletic Community Trust are looking to enter a team of runners into this year’s Wigan 10k to raise vital funds for the charity’s Every Player Counts disability sports programme.

The project sees coaches from the Community Trust deliver sports sessions in schools, colleges and at Wigan Youth Zone on a weekly basis, with the Trust working with more than 600 people with disabilities across Wigan borough as part of the scheme.

In addition, the programme also supports the club’s junior and adult disability football teams who compete in the Greater Manchester Ability Counts Football League.

Fans wishing to run with the 10k with Community Trust staff will receive free entry into the race and will also be given a free Latics t-shirt to take part in.

Each runner will be asked to raise a minimum of £100 sponsorship for Every Player Counts, and the person who raises the most money will win hospitality for two people to a home game courtesy of the Community Trust.

Please email Senior Community Engagement Coordinator Ian Gaskell on i.gaskell@wiganathletic.com or call 01942 318090 if you wish to run the race.

For more information about Every Player Counts, please email Disability Football Officer Joe Pym on j.pym@wiganathletic.com or call 01942 318090.


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