Pontville Blog 171: Football fans get the ultimate experience
Pupils and staff from Pontville School have been working with Wigan Athletic Football Club to develop their football skills and techniques.
On a recent visit, the club surprised the aspiring athletes, presenting them with tickets to watch Wigan vs Coventry City at the DW Stadium.
Pupil, Charlotte shares details:
"This was a very special surprise for everyone involved and we had an amazing time watching the match. It was a really great atmosphere and experience. Thank you to Wigan Athletic FC for the tickets, t-shirts and organising for us to go on the pitch."
Other pupils commented:
"I really enjoyed it and had fun."
"I had a really good time and loved watching the game, going on the pitch to take a penalty, and seeing the Wigan pie mascot."
"I really enjoyed it and had fun taking a penalty."
"It was 100% amazing!"
The partnership has also been great for one pupil, Billy, who got the opportunity to play for Wigan Athletic FC at a tournament at Old Trafford, where he played against Manchester United, City, Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday.
Head Teacher Justine Sims commented:
"It’s so incredible to think that Billy who at one time was apprehensive about playing against older children on the MUGA is now representing Wigan Athletic FC. How amazing!!"
Well done Billy!