12:32 15 February 2012
By Community Trust
Providing meaningful sports opportunities for young people to enhance their communities.
Every night of the week, coaches from Wigan Athletic Community Trust work across Wigan to provide constructive sports activities for young people.
Working in partnership with organisations such as the Premier League, Wigan and Leigh Housing, Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust, Greater Manchester Police and the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, the Community Trust aims to provide sporting opportunities for young people between the ages of 12 – 19 in their own communities.
Projects such as Latics Kicks, based in seven areas across Wigan, have helped hundreds of young people take part in football training and gain sports qualifications, while helping to reduce ant-social behaviour in the area.
The Trust's Pathway 2 Participation project provides a mentoring service to 12-19 year olds across Wigan, enabling them to take part in activities designed to improve their health and well-being, while also raising their aspirations and ambitions.
Plus, the programme, which is funded by the Big Lottery Fund's Reaching Communities scheme, provides Play With Latics football sessions for 8-12 year olds.
Please contact Community Cohesion Co-ordinator Tom Drake for more information, on 01942 488 530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.