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5 March 2019

Pathway 2 Participation - a mentoring scheme for vulnerable young people - was recognised as a key Community Trust project.

  • Wigan Athletic named EFL North West Community Club of the Year.
  • Latics were awarded the accolade for the second time in three years.
  • National winner to be announced at EFL Awards on Sunday 7th April.

Wigan Athletic received the EFL North West Community Club of the Year award for the 2018/19 season in Parliament on Monday afternoon.

Representatives from Latics and Wigan Athletic Community Trust joined five other regional winners from across the UK at the House of Commons for a special ceremony to celebrate each club’s success.

Latics were presented the award by EFL Interim Chair Debbie Jevans and EFL Chief Executive Officer Shaun Harvey after impressing the judging panel with their strategic focus and clarity of impact, plus their impressive community reach, particularly with young people - the next generation of fans.

Pathway 2 Participation was recognised as a key Community Trust programme, with the mentoring scheme working with some of the most vulnerable young people in Wigan who live within one of the top 10% most deprived neighbourhoods in the United Kingdom.

Wigan Athletic Head of Community Tom Flower, said: “The award is testament to the effort and commitment of the staff at the Trust who do outstanding work across the Wigan Borough on a daily basis. Without them this recognition wouldn’t be possible and they deserve so much credit.

He added: “The work Pathway 2 Participation has done in Marsh Green in helping to reduce anti-social behaviour in partnership with Wigan Council and local residents demonstrates the real difference and impact the Trust can have on the lives of young people in the area.”

The club will now attend the EFL Awards in London on Sunday 7th April where the overall winner of the Community Club of the Year will be announced.

Please visit for more information about the 2019 EFL Awards.

For more information about Wigan Athletic Community Trust, please call 01942 318090 or email 

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