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WIGAN ATHLETIC SUPPORTING EFL DAY OF ACTION CELEBRATIONS

19 March 2019

Clubs across the EFL will host events designed to showcase the very best of their work to tackle a diverse range of social issues.

  • All 72 EFL teams will come together to celebrate the EFL Day of Action.
  • Club to highlight work of Wigan Athletic Community Trust during the day.
  • Latics were recently named EFL North West Community Club of the Year.

All 72 EFL clubs will come together today to highlight the work undertaken to tackle some of society’s biggest issues for the EFL’s Day of the Action 2019.

Clubs across the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two will each host events designed to showcase the very best of their work to tackle a diverse range of social issues, from homelessness and mental health, to community cohesion and the battle against plastic pollution.

Up and down the country, managers and players from the EFL’s 72 clubs will also be attending events to pay special visits to participants and turn their hand to some of the activities taking place throughout the day.

Throughout the day, Latics will be showcasing the work of their award-winning charity, Wigan Athletic Community Trust, who were recently named EFL North West Community Club of the Year for the second time in three years.

First team player Beni Baningime and U18s player Divin Baningime will visit their former school, St Jude’s Primary School, to take part in a PE session and to surprise their younger siblings, Joy and Jessica who are in Year 6 and Year 2 respectively.  

The Community Trust work with thousands of children across Wigan as part of their primary school provision and have upskilled hundreds of teachers in PE.

Shaun Harvey, EFL Chief Executive, said: “The EFL Day of Action brings together all 72 clubs to highlight the special role they play in enhancing the lives of millions of people around the country.

He added: “The scale of ground-breaking projects across our network of clubs continues to grow year-on-year and their delivery is integral to our aims of improving lives in a range of areas including inclusion, homelessness, education and health.”

For more information about Wigan Athletic Community Trust, please call 01942 318090 or email community@wiganathletic.com 


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