Wigan Athletic FC
The Wigan Athletic Community Trust works closely together with English Football League One club Wigan Athletic FC to improve health, enhance life chances and create stronger and safer communities in and around Wigan.
On the pitch, Wigan Athletic is known for their sensational FA Cup win in 2013 when they surprised Manchester City FC in the Final at Wembley. However, at the end of that season, the club was relegated out of the Premier League after an eight years-long spell in the top tier of English football.
The club’s Community Trust runs programmes across three areas: Schools, Community Development, and Training and Skills. The Wigan Athletic Community Trust aims to:
- Increase participation in sport across all levels of society – particularly those from underrepresented groups.
- Encourage young people and families to lead healthier and more active lifestyles.
- Improve the skills and aspirations and achievements of young people.
- Contribute towards increased communit cohesion by improving the quality of life for young people and families.