Football 4 Forces aims to improve the health and wellbeing of veterans, while also helping them to feel less socially isolated.

  • Football 4 Forces provides weekly footballing activities for veterans.
  • Programme aims to improve health, wellbeing and social isolation.

Wigan has one of the largest groups of ex-service people living in the North West and Wigan Athletic are a proud supporter of this community, however many veterans can face a range of challenges readjusting to civilian life, including depression, poor health and unemployment.

Taking place every Monday night from 5.30pm-7pm at Robin Park Arena, Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s Football 4 Forces programme provides free football activities for some of these veterans, and aims to improve their health and wellbeing, as well as helping them to feel less socially isolated.

Football 4 Forces participants also have the opportunity to complete coaching qualifications and become volunteers for the Community Trust, while lifestyle workshops are held to raise awareness of subjects such as diet, nutrition, healthy eating and the dangers of drug and alcohol.

Please email community@wiganathletic.com or call 01942 318090 for more information about Football 4 Forces.