At Leigh Rugby Union on match days the food provided is sourced, prepared and cooked by staff employed by the club. In the past the club has provided traditional match day food consisting of chips and hot dogs and burgers, moving more recently to providing balanced home cooked meals such as stews and pasta bakes, the club are leading the way in providing players and supporters healthy options.
Over the last 18 months Leigh Miners Rangers have worked in partnership with the Wigan Borough Healthy Stadia and Sports Club Network to promote local health and wellbeing campaigns via their match day programme and newsletters. With a regular distribution of the match day programme to over 100 people the content has a wide reach. The club are keen to support all local health campaigns through their involvement in the network and this is now a regular feature within club literature.
Wigan St Judes ARLFC are a forward thinking community club with excellent and up to date sporting facilities. However, the clubs kitchen facilities were a little dated and restricting the type and volume of food the club provided to its members and supporters. Recognising the limitations of the current kitchen the club applied for funding to refurbish the facilities, and using local money obtained through SpecFit they were able to furnish the kitchen with catering equipment that would allow them to provide healthy options.
The club have extended the agreement to include a commitment relating to smoking.
Active Women and Leigh Genesis have partnered up in order to promote and increase womens participation in sport using football and fitness as an aid to encourage numbers.
New Springs Lions one of the boroughs Rugby League clubs has developed an innovative approach to promoting fruit to its junior players and members, they have partnered up with a local fruit and veg shop who have agreed to donate fruit the the club to enable them to set up a free fruit scheme within the club.
New Springs Lions Rugby League Club applied for funding to build and develop an indoor gymnasium and training area within their clubhouse.
Sessions will help men to tone up and shift some extra pounds for free without having to sign up to a gym!
In February 2012 Wigan Athletic Community Trust were awarded a three grant of £120,000 from the Premier League Charitable Fund to develop a Men’s Health project that aims to use the branding of Wigan Athletic and the Premier League to tackle health issues among men over the age of 25.
To become a part of the Wigan Borough Healthy Stadia and Sports Club Network please register your interest below: