Captain of the Latics Development Squad Tim Chow and Wigan MP Lisa Nandy presented trophies and medals to the winners of the Latics Kick It Out Cup before Saturday’s home win against West Ham
Over 100 young people from across Wigan took part in the football tournament organised by Wigan Athletic Community Trust as part of the Club’s support for the Kick It Out campaign’s One Game One Community week of action.
Everyone who took part in the competition at the Soccerdome were also given the chance to watch the 2-1 victory over West Ham at the DW Stadium.
The young people who were involved in the tournament were all participants in weekly community cohesion sessions organised by Latics in the Community and in the Midnight League competition which is organised by Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust.
Lisa Nandy MP said: “I’m a big fan of the work that Wigan Athletic does in the community and it was great to see so many young people from different parts of Wigan playing football against each other.”
In support of football’s Kick It Out initiative the club has launched ‘Together’ its own campaign to support equality, inclusivity and respect.
The Club is currently working towards the Kick It Out Equality Standard Preliminary Level. The Equality Standard is a framework which encourages and supports the development of equality practises and professional clubs, across England and Wales and highlights key areas of diversity, race, religion, age, gender disability and sexual orientation.
The Standard looks at how the club recruits employees and young players fairly, as well as the delivery of activities and projects to under-represented groups in the community.
For more information on Kick It Out please visit www.kickitout.org.