As part of its Women and Girls Football programme Wigan Athletic Community Trust has helped a group of girls from several Wigan secondary schools gain a football qualification.
17 girls from St Peters High School, Standish High School and Bedford High School completed a Junior Football Leaders Award with a special coaching session at Wigan Youth Zone.
Each week Community Trust runs free coaching sessions for girls at 12 different venues across Wigan with support from the FA and the Premier League.
The Community Trust’s Women and Girls Football Officer Ashleigh Hayes said: “The girls did really well with the coaching award and all studied hard to make sure they passed.
“All the sessions are going well and it’s great that we’ve been able to get so many girls in Wigan taking an interest in football.”
3pm – 4.15pm, Standish High School, Kenyan Road, Standish, Wigan, WN6 0NY
6pm – 7pm, Wigan Youth Zone, Parsons Walk, Wigan, WN1 1RU
3.30pm- 4.30pm, St Mary’s Catholic High School, Manchester Road, Astley, M29 7EE
3.15pm – 4.15pm, Cansfield High School, Old Road, Ashton in Makerfield, WN4 9TP
3.30pm – 4.30pm, St Peters Catholic High School, Howard Lane, Orrell, WN5 8NU
6pm- 7pm, Wigan Youth Zone, Parsons Walk, Wigan, WN1 1RU
3pm – 4pm, Bedford High School, Manchester Road, Leigh, WN7 21U
All the coaching is free and open to girls over the age 12 apart from sessions at the Wigan Youth Zone which cost just 50p and players must be members of the centre.
For more information please contact Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s Women and Girls Football Officer Ashleigh Hayes on 01942 488 530 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.