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CALLUM McMANAMAN: "THERE WAS NEVER ANYTHING LIKE THIS WHEN I WAS GROWING UP SO THIS COURSE IS GREAT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN WIGAN."

21 January 2019

Wigan Athletic Community Trust's Football and Education course is aimed at youngsters aged 16-18 years old.

  • Callum and Josh Windass met Community Trust students today.
  • Duo delivered a training session to Football and Education learners.
  • Please click here to register your interest for the September 2019 course.

Are you aged between 16-18 years old and thinking about what to do this September? Want to study with Latics and represent the club in an EFL and FA backed football league? Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s exciting Football and Education programme could be just the thing for you!  

The year-long course, based at the Community Trust’s offices at Montrose Skills Hub, includes three days of education, work placement opportunities delivering PE in primary schools across Wigan and the chance to represent Latics in the EFL Community & Education Football Alliance (CEFA).

Latics pair Callum McManaman and Josh Windass delivered a special training session to current learners this afternoon, with the pair helping to improve the skills and techniques of students – who have been studying with the Trust since September 2018 – through a number of different activities.

As part of the course, students play fixtures at Christopher Park, home of Latics’ academy teams, work towards an FA Level 1 certificate in football coaching and enjoy volunteering opportunities.

Callum, the Community Trust’s sponsored player, said: “There was never anything like this around when I was growing up so for the club to be able to offer this course through the work of the Community Trust is great for the young people of Wigan.

He added: “It was a good session to be fair and the lads really seemed to take on board what was being said to them, so hopefully they’ll take some tips away from it and improve their coaching skills."

Liam Sweeney, Football and Education student, said: “It’s a very enjoyable course because I’ve always wanted to work in football and the programme is just really fun. I’m more knowledgeable now, have gained new experiences and picked up key skills that have made me a better person.”

The Community Trust are currently recruiting for students for September 2019, so please follow this link to register your interest in the programme.

To apply or for more information, please contact the Trust’s Education Officer Liam Sealey on 01942 318090 or email l.sealey@wiganathletic.com


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