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Back to Netball League 2015

The Wigan ‘Back to Netball’ League returns in January 2015. The league which can be entered by teams formed through the Back to Netball programme, aims to get more women over the age of 16 back playing Netball, or trying the sport for the first time. The dates for January to March have been booked and can be viewed […]

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Sportivate funding

The latest application window for Sportivate funding is now open. This window is for Phase 9 projects, to be delivered between April and September 2015. ‘Sportivate is a key part of Sport England’s London 2012 participation legacy plan which brings additional funding into grassroots sport. Sportivate offers young people aged 11-25, who are not participating […]

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Back to Netball Tournament

On Saturday 15th November the Back to Sport team organised a netball tournament for all the teams currently participating in the Wigan ‘Back to Netball’ League. A total of 10 teams competed in the event with handicaps issued to give everyone a chance of claiming victory. The teams were split up into 2 divisions with matches played in a round robin format. […]

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Sporting talent shines at regional awards

WIGAN has shown its winning streak once again, triumphing at the prestigious Greater Manchester Sports Awards. Clubs and volunteers from the borough walked away with four impressive trophies at the sparkling event, which took place at Lancashire County Cricket Club on Friday. They included Leigh Genesis Football Club – Club of the Year; Jeff Johnson […]

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Participant of the Month – October 2014

We are pleased to announce joint winners for October’s Participant of the Month award. Jessica Greenhalgh and Gillian Crompton attended their first Back to Sport sessions over 12 months ago. Initially attending the Women Only Badminton at Leigh Sports Centre, it wasn’t long before they progressed to the Netball session at Westleigh High School on […]

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Bouncing High with WLCT Sports Development

Young people attending WLCT Sports Development’s Rebound Therapy Programme have this week received their Winstrada Development Awards for progress through trampolining activities. A total of 21 young people aged 5 – 19 years achieved a Grade 1 or above as part of a Wigan Council funded programme run by WLCT Sports Development. Participants from Rebound Plus sessions […]

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Wigan Badminton Bonanza 2014

On Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October the 6th annual Wigan Badminton Bonanza took place at Leigh Indoor Sports Centre. The event organised by WLCT Sports Development and the Wigan Badminton Development Group attracted over 100 players over both days, with players ranging in age from 7 years to 60+ years and some travelling from […]

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