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DIVERSITY CELEBRATED IN REFUGEE WEEK AS THE TOGETHER CUP TAKES PLACE IN LEIGH

17 June 2019

Over 70 people take part in Together Cup tournament run by the Wigan Athletic Community Trust in Leigh.

  • Diversity celebrated in Refugee Week as the Together Cup takes place in Leigh
  • A total of 12 teams from different communities around the Wigan Borough competed in the tournament, organised by Wigan Athletic Community Trust.
  • For more information about Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s Community Development programmes, please email Steve Eastwood on s.eastwood@wiganathletic.com or call 01942 318090.

Over 70 people from across Wigan took part in the club’s Together Cup over the weekend in Leigh;, as the tournament marked the start of Refugee Week.

A total of 12 teams from different communities around the Wigan Borough competed in the tournament, organised by Wigan Athletic Community Trust.

Organised by the Community Trust for a third consecutive year, the event marked the start of Refugee Week and aimed to celebrate the diversity of Wigan and bring under represented communities together.

Refugee week happens every year around the world, and celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK and encourages a better understanding between communities.

Supported by Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles and Wigan Council, the winners were Leigh Genesis in the seniors whilst the junior section was won by a team from the Premier League Kicks programme in Leigh, as the day saw all ages represented from 13-year olds to over 50s.

The Trust’s Senior Community Development Coordinator, Steve Eastwood, said: “It was a fantastic event to kick off Refugee Week with people from all backgrounds coming together in Leigh to celebrate the diversity of the Wigan Borough. We even managed to miss the rain!”

For more information about Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s Community Development programmes, please email Steve Eastwood on s.eastwood@wiganathletic.com or call 01942 318090.

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’.

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