Girls Health & Well-Being Project
Wigan Athletic FC
The project delivers five workshops to eight high schools every week, including topics such as smoking cessation, alcohol and drugs, fitness, nutrition. The girls are provided with gym sessions with qualified instructors, lunch-time multi-sport sessions of their choice, practical sessions in nutrition provided by Wigan Athletic FC players and free match-day tickets as rewards for such things as 100% attendance. Girls’ representatives are invited to steering group meetings every six weeks to express interests and activities that the groups would like to do.
Wigan Athletic contact page
Wigan Athletic Community Trust project information page
Football Foundation project information page
This project commenced in September 2008 and aims to improve the health and well-being of teenage girls living in disadvantaged communities. The objectives are to create an understanding and knowledge of healthy lifestyles including related topics (smoking, drugs and alcohol, nutrition, sexual health and fitness, improving decision-making and problem-solving skills), and to increase participation in sport and fitness activities.