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FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT FOR UNDER-REPRESENTED GROUPS IN WIGAN HELD BEFORE YESTERDAY'S DEDICATED KICK IT OUT AND TOGETHER GAME

31 March 2019

Young people from Wigan mosque, Wigan Pride, Wigan Council and Wigan Athletic Community Trust took part in the event.

  • Football tournament took place at Robin Park Arena on Saturday. 
  • Participants later watched the first team game at the DW Stadium. 
  • Fixture against Brentford celebrated work of Kick It Out and Together.

Youngsters from under-represented groups across Wigan took part in a special football tournament at Robin Park Arena before Latics’ game against Brentford on Saturday afternoon.

The fixture against the Bees was the club’s dedicated Kick It Out and Together game, with the tournament part of the day’s celebrations of highlighting equality and diversity.

Young people from Wigan mosque, Wigan Pride, Wigan Council Targeted Services and Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s Every Player Counts and Kicks teams took part in the event before attending the first team fixture at the DW Stadium later in the afternoon.

Tom Flower, Head of Community at Wigan Athletic, said: “It was great to highlight our Together programme of equality and diversity in the lead up to Saturday’s fixture and the tournament was a particular highlight as it helped to bring people together to build positive relations through football.”

For more information about Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s Community Development programmes, please email Senior Community Development Coordinator Steve Eastwood on s.eastwood@wiganathletic.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.

Click here for more information about Together.


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