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LATICS WORKING WITH MORE THAN 350 WOMEN AND GIRLS ACROSS WIGAN AS PART OF GIRLS FOOTBALL PROGRAMME

27 March 2019

Sessions help to enhance participants' game while giving them the confidence to progress as a player, coach or official.

  • Girls’ football sessions delivered at 12 different locations each week.
  • Scheme gives participants chance to develop skills and confidence.
  • Sessions held at schools, grassroots clubs and Wigan Youth Zone.

Opportunities for girls to take part in football sessions with Latics are now greater than ever, with more than 350 youngsters enjoying activities through Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s girls' football scheme.

The club’s charity – recently named EFL North West Community Club of the Year – deliver 12 sessions of girls’ football across the borough each week and provide the chance for participants to develop skills and confidence to progress within the pathway as a player, coach or official.

Sessions are held at secondary schools, grassroots football clubs and Wigan Youth Zone, and provide a safe environment where girls can enhance their game and, have fun and make new friends.

Most recently, Pennington Football Club in Atherton, working in partnership with the Community Trust and the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, have a created a number of dedicated training sessions that will hope to work with no fewer than 120 female players over the next year.

Coaches from the Community Trust will provide regular weekly training sessions for up to 40 girls aged 5-11 years old, while a further 80 will have the chance to attend holiday soccer schools which will take place at Pennington Football Club.

For more information about the Girls Football programme, please email Senior Community Engagement Coordinator Ian Gaskell on i.gaskell@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.

Click here for more information about Together. 


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