Wigan Athletic Football Club Official Supporters Club https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk Wigan Athletic Football Club Official Supporters Club for fans of Latics, Travel away games coaches and more Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:31:28 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.1 Latics have new owners https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/latics-have-new-owners/ Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:31:28 +0000 https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/?p=12089

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Next Learner Fund L.P. take over Wigan Athletic

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Latics have new owners

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IEC sell off majority share.

It looks like Latics will moving in a new direction when we resume. News from the official site says:

FOLLOWING APPROVAL FROM THE EFL, HONG KONG STOCK EXCHANGE AND THE SHAREHOLDERS OF INTERNATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION (IEC), THE TRANSACTION TO SELL THE MAJORITY SHAREHOLDINGS OF THE WIGAN ATHLETIC GROUP TO NEXT LEADER FUND L.P. HAS NOW COMPLETED.

We can confirm that the sale of the majority shareholdings of the Wigan Athletic Group from International Entertainment Corporation (IEC) to Next Leader Fund L.P. has now formally completed.

The transaction has been formally ratified and approved by the shareholders of IEC, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the EFL.

Next Leader Fund L.P. is a limited partnership and Mr. Au Yeung Wai Kay is the General Partner of the limited partnership. Mr. Au Yeung has many years of experience in business operations management and business leadership in Asia.

Mr. Au Yeung, Man Chun Szeto and Chun Kit Chan will join existing executive directors Darren Royle, Joe Royle, Jonathan Jackson and Thomas Chan on the board of directors of Wigan Athletic Football Club.

Directors Kevin Roberts, Dr. Michelle Chen, Chi Wai Lee, Wing Lam Leung, Cheung Tat Man have stepped down from the board of directors, following completion.

Mr. Au Yeung said:

“I am excited to join the Wigan Athletic family and I look forward to working with the Board of Directors to support the club in what is going to be an initially challenging period.

“I hope to work with the staff within the club in the future and most importantly I hope to meet the club’s passionate fans.

“We encourage your feedback on club matters so please continue to help us grow and develop.

“I hope in the future to enjoy Latics games together. Be safe.”

Darren Royle added:

“We have already faced a challenging couple of months and there are no doubt more ahead following the COVID-19 outbreak. The support from the owners will enable us to negate some of the immediate challenges we face.

“We now have to revive the organisation with innovative and safe ways of practice, which is something the board of directors, the senior management team and a number of staff have been planning and prioritising over the past few weeks.”

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Click ‘Get involved’ for more information on the huge benefits of membership.

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3 Ways to Entertain Yourself While Staying Home https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/3-ways-to-entertain-yourself-while-staying-home/ Thu, 04 Jun 2020 12:24:59 +0000 https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/?p=12082

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3 Ways to Entertain Yourself While Staying Home

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The contribution that fans make to the matchday experience and atmosphere created in the stadium cannot be replicated at home. Whilst football will hopefully resume in mid-June, they will be played without fans on the terraces. Yet Wigan FC will endeavour to bring live football direct into your homes once it returns, via Latics TV. Meanwhile, all English Football League games are broadcast either through the League’s broadcast partners, iFollow or equivalent Club streaming services. If you cannot get to a game, here are three ways to entertain yourself while staying at home.

Esports: competitive gaming

Esports has grown rapidly in recent years, with a base of an estimated 400 million fans worldwide. Esports have professional teams playing competitively, able to earn their living this way, in the same way that traditional athletes do.

Esports include traditional sports like soccer. Whilst nothing can take away from the matchday experience or the physical enjoyment of playing the game, esports offer great entertainment while staying at home. Wigan FC’s TV channel, Latvics TV, hosts live games and commentary, and during the pandemic have been regularly uploading esports to entertain fans.

Across esports, there are opportunities to take part in the game yourself and work your way up the rankings, with the chance to play when you want rather than having scheduled matches.

Sports betting

Sports betting can add an extra layer of excitement to your viewing of matches that are opening up again around the world, beginning in South Korea, then Germany and most others due back in June.

Sports betting sites also offer online bingo, available across all devices and in multiple versions. Online bingo has a strong social element, encouraging players to interact with a community of players and its popularity means new bingo sites are being launched all the time. You can play free to learn how the games work before placing any money in the hope of a payout or jackpot.

Become a football referee

As soccer aims to resume the season, you may wonder if there will be enough officials for the huge volume of games being played each day.  You can play your part by training to become a registered referee in your area. This is a great idea if you are looking for a source of income, which many are due to the downturn in the economy. Referees will work locally at colleges and schools, becoming an integral part of those communities.

Whilst training to be a referee has a large practical element, you can kickstart your new career by seeing what is expected of you online. Football Association Wales offers a new online course that is the first step of training, whether you aspire to officiate a World Cup Final or help out your local youth or adult leagues. Easy to navigate and schedule around other commitments, you can see whether the full referees kit with whistle, flags and red and yellow cards is worth your investment.

Follow games online

While global soccer paused in much of the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, Wigan FC did not stop connecting with its fans and community, offering new online content on a regular basis.  Whilst games have been suspended, there are soccer streaming sites that have uploaded free games for you to follow, not just games from the last decade, but games where you will not know the result, but offer great skill and entertainment.

There are several soccer streaming sites, with some streaming matches for free from all over the world. You can record now and watch later, so you can watch at a time that suits you. If you choose a premium membership, you can get additional options such as rewind, HD quality games and games free of adverts.

You can stream live matches and be kept up-to-date on other soccer news on streaming sites offering a wide range of sports, with a lot of information for fans in one place. One thing to be aware of is there may be geographical restrictions to some games due to sponsorship deals with particular leagues.

Want to Join The Supporters Club?

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Membership of the Supporters Club also gives extra benefits in the Wigan Athletic Supporters Club Bar, which provides a safe place for fans to go a couple of hours to chat and meet before most home games.

Click ‘Get involved’ for more information on the huge benefits of membership.

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Abide with me on FA Cup Final Day https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/abide-with-me-on-fa-cup-final-day/ Thu, 14 May 2020 15:30:36 +0000 https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/?p=12072

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‘ABIDE WITH US’ – FA Cup Final Day

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‘ABIDE WITH US’ – FA Cup Final Day

The 2015 FA Fans Choir have reunited at a social distance online to create a Nationwide Call to sing the time honoured traditional anthem ‘Abide With Me’ on FA CUP FINAL DAY, Saturday May 23rd at 17.30, the kick off time all under #AbideWithMeNHS.

“We’re all footy mad and missing our singing!” Said Dave Gilhooley, who has compiled the video from Fans Choir Members Contributions from all over the country.

It’s a chance for fans all over the country to sing your footy socks off on your doorstep for the game that you love, the NHS and Volunteers that have sacrificed so much on our behalf.

A ‘Just Giving’ page has been set up, the aim being to raise money for NHS Charities Together
Supporting staff and volunteers caring for C-19 patients.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/fafanschoirnhs

 

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Click ‘Get involved’ for more information on the huge benefits of membership.

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Remembering the Best Results From Wigan’s Stay In The Premier League https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/remembering-the-best-results-from-wigans-stay-in-the-premier-league/ Wed, 13 May 2020 16:04:40 +0000 https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/?p=12065

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Remembering the Best Results In The Premier League

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Remembering the Best Results From Wigan’s Stay In The Premier League

Wigan Athletic’s eight-year stay in the Premier League defied all expectation, with many experts claiming that it could be impossible for Latics to stay in the top-flight due to the lack of financial firepower.

However, Wigan made a mockery of their statement, with an excellent run in the top-flight, which also saw a Wigan player named in the PFA Team of the Season, and a first England international ever.

Nonetheless, that stay in the top-flight sadly came to an end following the 2012-13 season, and since then the club have been competing in the Championship and League 1. Yet, the final season in the Premier League remains one of the fondest in the history of the club, with the Latics winning their first-ever FA Cup before getting relegated from the top-flight. Which other results stood out during that illustrious period in the club’s history?

Sheffield United 1-2 Wigan Athletic (2006-07)

It could be argued that the FA Cup success that the club achieved in 2013 could never have been possible had it not been for Wigan avoiding relegation on the final day of the 2006-07 season.

Never before had the fight against relegation been so competitive, with goal difference needed to decide the final team relegated from the division. Sometimes in the Premier League the relegation battle is as exciting as watching the Kentucky Derby odds during the race: teams go toe to toe until the last match.

Wigan’s backs were against the wall on that afternoon at Bramall Lane, as they knew that only a win would keep them in the division and send Sheffield United or West Ham United down.

The team was able to get the three points they needed after Paul Scharner and David Unsworth scored the vital goals. The second half was a cagey affair with the Latics hanging on, after Danny Webber hit the post and Wigan were down to ten following the sending off of Lee McCulloch.

However, Wigan’s win coupled with a West Ham victory over Manchester United meant that it would be the Blades condemned to the Championship.

Wigan Athletic 3-1 Chelsea (2009-10)

Wigan needed to wait four years for a first win over one of the team’s in the Premier League’s top-four. However, that day finally arrived on the 26th September 2009. Wigan shocked the country by claiming a home win over the title-chasing Blues, which ended Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the season.

The win was even more impressive given that the Blues had started the season as the runaway league leaders.

The match showcased the never say die attitude that ensured the Latics were able to stay in the Premier League for so long. Titus Bramble opened the scoring at the DW Stadium, before Didier Drogba levelled the scores. The game turned on a penalty decision, as Petr Cech was sent off after bringing down Hugo Rodallega. The same player scored the spot-kick before Scharner wrapped up the win to create history.

Wigan Athletic 3-2 Arsenal (2009-10)

By the time that Wigan’s home clash against Arsenal came around in April of the same season, the Latics were looking for a big win to ease relegation worries, while Arsenal needed three points to keep their title hopes alive.

Wigan had already ended their hoodoo against the top-four by beating Chelsea and Liverpool, but they would add Arsenal to that list with one of the most memorable games from the Wigan Premier League era.

The Latics found themselves 2-0 down with 80 minutes gone, after Theo Walcott and Mikael Silvestre had put the Gunners into a healthy lead. However, the final ten minutes of the game would be remarkable. Wigan scored three goals in ten minutes to turn the match on its head and secure their top-flight status for another season.

Ben Watson scored the first goal, before Titus Bramble levelled the scores after a mistake by Lukasz Fabianski in the Arsenal goal. Wigan would get all three points in injury time, as Charles N’Zogbia delightfully curled the ball into the back of the Arsenal net.

There you have it, some nice memories to cherish on. Let’s hope that Wigan gets back on their feet and that we can see the Latics back in the Premier where they belong sooner than later.

Want to Join The Supporters Club?

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Click ‘Get involved’ for more information on the huge benefits of membership.

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Lockdown to continue https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/lockdown-to-continue/ Fri, 17 Apr 2020 12:50:41 +0000 https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/?p=12011

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Lockdown to continue for forseeable future

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Latics have new owners

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3 Ways to Entertain Yourself While Staying Home

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COVOD-19 Lockdown continues

The Coronavirus Pandemic is tragically claiming far too many lives and only we can stop it. The virus can only exist whilst it has new hosts to breed on.

6 months ago, we as Wigan Athletic fans were looking at how we were going get ourselves out of the relegation zone and up to safety. Little did we know that after getting ourselves out, we would be hit with this horrible virus.

It brings home the fact that some things are much bigger than football, sport, work and our social lives in general. This virus is an invisible killer and we all need to respect the need for us ALL to keep to ourselves so the COVID-19 has nowhere to go.

Follow the rules:

Firstly stay home, only go out if you can work safely or when you need to exercise, look after the vulnerable or shop for essentials.

There also easy, common sense things you can do if you are exercising or going to the shops. For instance, get on social media and see if everyone in your community will walk on the left side of the roads that have pavements/footpaths on both sides. This sounds silly until you think about what that results in. If everyone walked on the left side of the road, no-one should pass each other, therefore not giving the virus a chance to infect.

There are plenty more things that can be done to make excersising and shopping safer, just look a round Facebook

All in all, if we are to come out of this quickly we need to stay away form each other, to help save lives and help to ease the strain on the NHS.

The Official site has loads of Wigan Athletic games and articles that can help…. Just have a look on wiganathletic.com.

Hopefullly we will all be back at the Supporters Club very soon.

 

Want to Join The Supporters Club?

Wigan Athletic Supporters Club is a non-profit organisation which allows us to keep the costs low for travelling to away games, without compromising safety, comfort or security click here to apply.
Membership of the Supporters Club also gives extra benefits in the Wigan Athletic Supporters Club Bar, which provides a safe place for fans to go a couple of hours to chat and meet before most home games.

Click ‘Get involved’ for more information on the huge benefits of membership.

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Staying Safe at Home during the Coronavirus Pandemic https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/staying-safe-at-home-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/ Thu, 16 Apr 2020 12:24:18 +0000 https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/?p=12003

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Coronavirus rules

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Latics have new owners

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3 Ways to Entertain Yourself While Staying Home

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COVID-19

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we are ALL being told to stay home. That obviously means no football is being played.

Stay at home
Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft 6inches) away from other people at all times
Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

For more information on what you can and cannot do please visit:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do

Please keep yourselves safe and we will see you at the DW Stadium very soon.

Want to Join The Supporters Club?

Wigan Athletic Supporters Club is a non-profit organisation which allows us to keep the costs low for travelling to away games, without compromising safety, comfort or security click here to apply.
Membership of the Supporters Club also gives extra benefits in the Wigan Athletic Supporters Club Bar, which provides a safe place for fans to go a couple of hours to chat and meet before most home games.

Click ‘Get involved’ for more information on the huge benefits of membership.

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Football information and news https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/football-information-and-news/ Wed, 15 Apr 2020 11:04:27 +0000 https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/?p=11990

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KEEP UP TO DATE

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Latics have new owners

WASC News Wigan Athletic Supporters Club are based in the South Stand Suite. On match day, our doors usually open around 2 hours 30 minutes before the game starts. The latest news item is below, but please keep looking back on the website for all of our latest...

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3 Ways to Entertain Yourself While Staying Home

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Whilst the grounds are silent, here are a few ways to keep up to date with Wigan Athletic news and further afield

Hopefully all is well with Wigan Athletic fans everywhere and we hope you and your families are safe.

The best place of course to get the latest on our great club is directly from the official website. Here you can find out what is happening and when. Plus at the moment you can watch some great archive stuff to break the monotony of the lockdown.

Click here for the official site

For information about the EFL as a whole, you can look at the EFL official website. You will find out all the latest on what is happening regarding the season and more in these very uncertain times.

Click here for the EFL news website

If you want to keep up with what supporters from the whole country are doing, plus keep up to date with the campaigns the FSA (Football Supporters Association) are on with, take a look at their new website for the latest information.

Click here for the FSA website

Want to Join The Supporters Club?

Wigan Athletic Supporters Club is a non-profit organisation which allows us to keep the costs low for travelling to away games, without compromising safety, comfort or security click here to apply.
Membership of the Supporters Club also gives extra benefits in the Wigan Athletic Supporters Club Bar, which provides a safe place for fans to go a couple of hours to chat and meet before most home games.

Click ‘Get involved’ for more information on the huge benefits of membership.

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Chris Coffey, a few words from our Vice Chairman Mick Wimsey https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/chris-coffey-a-few-words-from-our-vice-chairman-mick-wimsey/ Sun, 12 Apr 2020 19:57:58 +0000 https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/?p=11973

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Wigan Athletic Supporters Club Past Chairman dies at 66

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Tribute to Chris Coffey (1954-2020)

“Thursday 26th March 2020: a day which under normal circumstances would probably be like most Thursdays to someone from Wigan.
“Get up, go on with your normal activities, then finish the day hopefully happy in the joy that all is well in the world.

“Sadly, in these dark days with a presence which no man can see nor smell could end our very life.
“This past Thursday, one life did leave God’s green earth that was a fellow Tic, no ordinary Tic, a true Latics Mon, a bloke I could call a friend.
“A gentleman who stood around 6’4, was usually smoking, and nine times out a 10 a lager in the other hand.

“This lad was Christopher Coffey.
“Chris was a stalwart committee member and, in the good ‘owd days at Springfield Park, sat in the corner of the Members Lounge in his grey suite with a smile bigger than Giant Haystacks, regardless of the result.

“Usually first at the club, and usually the last to leave – but not without support!

“Chris was well known but was a relatively quite man, hard working – and I say this not being disrespectful – didn’t have money to burn, but would never see another person short or without…a true attribute in a world where kindness is truly unique.

“Around eight years ago, Chris sadly was diagnosed with cancer, and for his birthday that year he decided to hold his wake.
“Yes, a wake in the Old Pear Tree with his friends while he was still alive…fantastic!
“On the night, Chris placed photos of himself and his friends all over the pub walls…truly, what a night. I remember going in, I didn’t remember getting home.

“I have many fond memories of Chris, but my personal favourite is 1996 – the Isle of Man Steam Packet football tournament.
“Around 20 fans from the Supporters Club stayed in the Stakis Hotel as Chris, myself and Joe Mills shared a moment to savour – a distant memory until the photo appeared on the wall on Christopher’s birthday party!

“As I get older, I begin to understand the importance and meaning of true friends, and realise that life really is too short.
“Chris tonight will probably be sat on a stool, lager in one hand and smoking – because he can smoke in his club – surrounded by Pete Catterall, Ernie Claxton and Alan Liptrot…to name a few.

“I will also raise a glass tonight, mate, and remember you…the Wigan Athletic Supporters Club badge I placed on your coffin was nowhere near the medal you deserve for loyalty and friendship.
“Rest in peace, mate. You sit in a club now full of Latic’s legends, probably waiting for one of Owen Hughes’ acts to start!

“Have a drink for us, and we will meet up soon – but not too soon I hope, mate.
“A true honour to have known you and to call you a mate, a true 12th man, God bless Christopher Coffey.

Mick Wimsey, Wigan Athletic Supporters Club Vice Chairman (and mate)

Want to Join The Supporters Club?

Wigan Athletic Supporters Club is a non-profit organisation which allows us to keep the costs low for travelling to away games, without compromising safety, comfort or security click here to apply.
Membership of the Supporters Club also gives extra benefits in the Wigan Athletic Supporters Club Bar, which provides a safe place for fans to go a couple of hours to chat and meet before most home games.

Click ‘Get involved’ for more information on the huge benefits of membership.

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How to stay updated with your favourite football team https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/how-to-stay-updated-with-your-favourite-football-team/ Sun, 12 Apr 2020 19:42:52 +0000 https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/?p=11965

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Wigan Athletic Supporters Club are based in the South Stand Suite. On match day, our doors usually open around 2 hours 30 minutes before the game starts. The latest news item is below, but please keep looking back on the website for all of our latest news.

How to stay updated with your favourite football team

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3 Ways to Entertain Yourself While Staying Home

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Keep in touch

The world of football is wide and developing by the second. There are always games being played and as much as loyal Wigan fans would love to, they can’t always watch every game being played live. Luckily, the technological world is also constantly developing and allowing the fans to keep track of their favorite football team. There are a number of ways football fans can remain updated with the results of every game their team plays and any news concerning the club or the players. 

Live Chat Rooms

Keeping up with your favorite football team is best done with fellow Wigan fans. One of the best ways one could do that is through live chat rooms. As stated by Arsenal News, football fans can find all the needed information about their favorite team on these chats. Live chat rooms are a good place to stay updated with information that usually comes from trusted sources and is able to discuss any news or scores with fellow fans who know all about the team as much as you do. 

Football Apps

Nowadays almost everyone walks around with a smartphone or tablet. If you are a busy bee but are keen on keeping updated about everything happening with your favorite football team as and when it happens, then you could easily find dedicated apps to help you stay in the loop. You can find apps that are specifically made for following Wigan Atheltic FC alone, and others where you can follow your favorite club as well as other teams. 

Read Blog Posts

Numerous football fans like to write updates on their personal blogs about their favorite teams. Reading those blog posts can be quite informative for those who want to know more about the football team they support by reading different analyses. The blog posts can let the fans know about anything new happening with the football team and some of them even have interviews with relevant sources that can be interesting for the fans. 

Sign Up To Club Newsletter

Almost all football clubs nowadays have a media team that is responsible for distributing virtual newsletters for the fans. You can easily sign up online using your email to Wigan’s newsletter and receive regular updates on games, fixtures, and any deals the team is getting into. Some individuals who are not necessarily connected to the official team also offer newsletters for the fans with news and analysis that are relevant to the subscribers. When you sign up for one or more of these newsletters, you can easily receive texts or emails with everything happening if you have missed the games yourself. 

 

Sports fans are always keen on keeping informed with everything new that concerns their favorite teams. Nowadays, technology has paved the way for football fans to easily stay updated with everything they want to know about their teams. You no longer have to get frustrated about missing a game or be the last to hear about the scores, fixtures, or when a game is played. Make sure you choose the best way that works for your specific lifestyle and schedule to stay virtually updated with the team you are loyal to.  

 

Want to Join The Supporters Club?

Wigan Athletic Supporters Club is a non-profit organisation which allows us to keep the costs low for travelling to away games, without compromising safety, comfort or security click here to apply.
Membership of the Supporters Club also gives extra benefits in the Wigan Athletic Supporters Club Bar, which provides a safe place for fans to go a couple of hours to chat and meet before most home games.

Click ‘Get involved’ for more information on the huge benefits of membership.

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Huddersfield Coach refunds details https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/huddersfield-coach-refunds-details/ Sat, 14 Mar 2020 13:40:01 +0000 https://www.wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk/?p=11938

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Wigan Athletic Supporters Club are based in the South Stand Suite. On match day, our doors usually open around 2 hours 30 minutes before the game starts. The latest news item is below, but please keep looking back on the website for all of our latest news.

Huddersfield Coach – keep seat for rearranged game/request refund

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Latics have new owners

WASC News Wigan Athletic Supporters Club are based in the South Stand Suite. On match day, our doors usually open around 2 hours 30 minutes before the game starts. The latest news item is below, but please keep looking back on the website for all of our latest...

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3 Ways to Entertain Yourself While Staying Home

WASC News Wigan Athletic Supporters Club are based in the South Stand Suite. On match day, our doors usually open around 2 hours 30 minutes before the game starts. The latest news item is below, but please keep looking back on the website for all of our latest news.3...

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all-day Staying Safe @ At Home
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Jun 5 all-day
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Huddersfield Coach options

Due to the suspension of all football league matches by the EFL, Wigan Athletic games will be postponed until the 3rd April at the very least.

For anybody that has booked on the coach for Huddersfield, you have a couple of options.

Option 1

Do nothing, keep your seat for the rearranged fixture, or until more news comes out about the future of the season.

Option 2

If you don’t think you will be able to travel to the rearranged fixture, bearing in mind it will most likely be a mid-week game, please request a refund via the method you purchased your seat.

If you booked online, please email us on coaches@wiganathleticsupportersclub.co.uk.

If you booked via phone or in person at Mayfair Travel, please call or call in at Mayfair travel.

If you booked at the Supporters Club, please wait for the next home game, likely to be the 4th April unless there is more suspension or the unpresidented action of abandonning the season is taken.

More information will be made available should this happen.

Want to Join The Supporters Club?

Wigan Athletic Supporters Club is a non-profit organisation which allows us to keep the costs low for travelling to away games, without compromising safety, comfort or security click here to apply.
Membership of the Supporters Club also gives extra benefits in the Wigan Athletic Supporters Club Bar, which provides a safe place for fans to go a couple of hours to chat and meet before most home games.

Click ‘Get involved’ for more information on the huge benefits of membership.

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