The Ability Counts League is a competition for disabled teams and participants.
- Wigan Athletic U16’s were winners of their Youth Division losing just one game all season.
- The club’s Adult sides also enjoyed excellent seasons with both finishing second.
- For more information about the Every Player Counts scheme, please contact Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s Disability Football Officer Joe Pym on 01942 318090 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wigan Athletic U16’s were recently crowned champions of their Greater Manchester Ability Counts League for the 2018/19 campaign.
Players were presented with trophies at the recent awards evening at the DW Stadium as all three of the Latics’ sides enjoyed great seasons with both the Adult sides finishing second in their respective leagues.
The Greater Manchester Ability Counts League is a competition for disabled teams and participants, and incorporates youth and adult provision.
The league provides a setting for all of its players to develop their football skills while allowing them to enhance their life skills and confidence through football.
Over 300 disabled young people have benefited from the Community Trust’s Every Player Counts project this year, which is funded by the Wembley National Stadium Trust and administered by the EFL Trust.
The scheme sees coaches visit schools in Wigan on a weekly basis to provide free football and sports coaching for disabled young people.
Joe Pym, Disability Football Officer at Wigan Athletic Community Trust said: “All three of the club’s teams have enjoyed fantastic seasons in the Greater Manchester Ability Counts League.
“We’ve seen such a boost in players’ self-esteem over the course of the year and they just love representing Wigan Athletic.”
For more information about the Every Player Counts scheme, please contact Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s Disability Football Officer Joe Pym on 01942 318090 or e-mail email@example.com.
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’.