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8 January 2019

Football 4 Forces aims to improve the health, wellbeing and social isolation of current and former Armed Forces personnel.

  • Football 4 Forces scheme restarts on Monday 14th January 2019.
  • Programme aims to improve health, wellbeing and social isolation.
  • Participants complete qualifications and attend lifestyle workshops.

Are you an Armed Forces veteran, reserve, cadet or currently still serving? Do you want to play football and get active? Would you like the opportunity to represent Latics?

If you’ve answered yes to the above… Football 4 Forces is for you!

Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s free weekly footballing scheme for current and former Armed Forces personnel restarts this year from Monday 14th January 2019.

Sessions take place at Robin Park Arena every Monday from 5.30pm – 7pm, with the programme open to those aged between 16 - 65 years old.

Football 4 Forces, which was launched in 2015, aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Wigan Borough’s Armed Forces community, while also helping them to feel less socially isolated.

Participants have the opportunity to complete various coaching and refereeing qualifications as part of the programme, while also becoming volunteers for the Community Trust, attending Latics fixtures and playing football matches against other clubs and organisations.

In addition, lifestyle workshops are held to raise awareness of subjects such as diet, nutrition, healthy eating and the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

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

Wigan Athletic Football Club, Wigan Athletic Community Trust and the DW Stadium are committed to respecting and promoting equality and diversity across all its activities through Together.

Click here for more information about Together.

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