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26 March 2019

Every Player Counts programme aims to get more people with disabilities across Wigan involved in football and sport.

  • Josh took part in a number of different multi-sport activities. 
  • Latics have worked with over 600 people with disabilities in Wigan.
  • Club to celebrate the work of Kick It Out and Together on Saturday.

Wigan Athletic forward Josh Windass made a special visit to Wigan Youth Zone this evening to take part in an Every Player Counts disability sports session with more than 30 Wigan Athletic Community Trust participants.

As part of the club’s Together Week, with this Saturday’s fixture against Brentford celebrating the work of Kick It Out and the Together programme of equality and diversity, Josh joined youngsters at the Youth Zone to enjoy a number of multi-sport activities. 

Working with over 600 people with disabilities across Wigan, coaches from the Community Trust deliver Every Player Counts sports sessions at schools, colleges and at Wigan Youth Zone on a weekly basis, with the aim of getting more people with disabilities involved in football and sport.

Josh said: “It was great to take part in the session and to be able to give something back to the community and put smiles on the children's faces.

He added: “We as players know that community plays such an important role at this club and I really wanted to get involved with the work of the Community Trust. The coaches who run the sessions deserve loads of credit for the amazing work they do."

Through the Every Player Counts project, Latics have junior and adult disability teams competing against other clubs in the Greater Manchester Ability Counts Football League.

The Community Trust will be entering a team of runners into this year’s Wigan 10k on Sunday 1st September 2019 to raise money for the Every Player Couns project. Supporters wishing to run with the Trust’s staff will receive free entry into the race and be given a free Latics t-shirt to take part in.

Each runner will be asked to raise a minimum of £100 sponsorship and the person who raises the most money will win hospitality for two people to a Wigan Athletic home game.

Please email Senior Community Engagement Coordinator Ian Gaskell on or call 01942 318090 if you wish to run the race.

For more information about Every Player Counts, please email Joe Pym on 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.

For more information about Together, please click here.

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