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HOW FOOTBALL IS BUILDING SELF ESTEEM AND MAKING EVERY PLAYER COUNT

Over 13,000 children, young people and adults with disabilities have been introduced to football through our Every Player Counts programme. Today for International Day of Persons with Disabilities we be looking at some of the stories behind that statistics. The programme, which is co-funded by EFL Trust and Wembley National Stadium Trust (WNST), has now been running for 5 years and offers […]

Wigan Athletic Supporters Fund helps Raise Aspiration and Combat Loneliness

Wigan Athletic Supporters Project to help make a difference to the Wigan Borough thanks to the fundraising efforts of Latics fans.  Thanks to the efforts of Wigan Athletic supporters last year, many people in the Wigan Borough will benefit from an exciting initiative run by Wigan Athletic Community Trust. Latics supporters raised a significant sum […]

£1,000 Grants Available To Junior Football Clubs in Wigan thanks to the Wigan Athletic Supporters Project

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the official Wigan Athletic Supporters Club and their partnership with Wigan Athletic Community Trust, junior grassroots football clubs in Wigan will benefit from a £1,000 grant. The grants are available to boys and girls grassroots football Clubs in Wigan, with the successful Clubs also being offered the opportunity to […]

EFL WINS LEADERS SPORTS AWARD FOR TACKLING LONELINESS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The English Football League (EFL) has won the Community Award at the 2021 Leaders Sports Awards for its ‘Tackling Loneliness Together’ project. The awards took place at Twickenham Stadium this evening (Thursday 7th October) during Leaders Week London. The Community Award, in partnership with Facebook, seeks out and celebrates an organisation that is using sport […]

ZOOM SESSIONS A BIG WIN FOR SUNDERLAND FAN DAVE

Foundation of Light’s ‘Wear Together’ programme has been a lifeline for Sunderland supporter Dave Davison. During a tumultuous 18 months that saw communities cut-off from each other, the football club’s official charity focused its attention on reconnecting those who found themselves socially isolated. Seventy-nine year-old Dave from Southwick was a regular at our walking football […]

Steve: “FIT FANS changed my life”

Stephen Snell attended FIT FANS with Charlton Athletic Community Trust and credits the 12 week health programme with changing his life. FIT FANS, which is funded by Sport England through the National Lottery, aims to help fans like Stephen tackle their weight and make healthy lifestyles choices that are sustainable. Prior to the FIT FANS […]