Save Wigan Athletic
Supporters Club News
After the release of the latest administrators’ progress report earlier this week, the administrators’ fee estimates have been widely reported and challenged over social and mainstream media.
Latics to remember supporters who passed away in 2020 on Saturday
We Are Wigan. Let’s Save Our Club.
Now is the time to play your part in our history by being a part of a community-led ownership model for Wigan Athletic.
- We Are Wigan. Let’s Save Our Club.
- Join Wigan Athletic Supporters Club in creating a new era for our football club.
- With an increasing risk that no new investment may be offered or accepted for Wigan Athletic Football Club, we propose raising at least £500,000 via a new Crowdfunder to ensure our club’s future and supporter representation in the club’s ownership
Defying the odds. The Wigan Athletic DNA.
88 years of history, the most special memories for thousands of Wiganers and unparalleled community impact. Wigan Athletic Football Club is critical to our town’s success and now is the time for the town of Wigan to take control of our football club.
The 2019/20 ‘Let’s Hang On’ Crowd Funder – led by Wigan Athletic Supporters Club (WASC) – saw Latics supporters and the whole football community raise almost £200,000 to ensure that Wigan Athletic could fulfil its league fixtures and complete the season after the club was placed into administration on 1 July.
Nearly two months on, there is now a real risk that Wigan Athletic may not attract new owners before the 2020/21 season begins. It is now critical that we come together to SAVE OUR CLUB and be part of its future.
How do we do this?
We need to raise £500,000 by Monday 31st August 2020
Through our supporters and the support of long-term partners, WE CAN DO THIS!
- Backed by Jonathan Jackson, Lisa Nandy MP, Wigan Council and Wigan Athletic Community Trust, this support will ensure supporter representation as part of any new ownership
- We can shape the future of our football club and ensure our community club is sustainable and here for our children and grandchildren to experience all of the memories we have over the last 88 years
We need every supporter to pledge as much as they can reasonably afford in order to meet our targets, SAVE OUR CLUB and ensure that our community can drive Wigan Athletic’s future.
Subject to the value of your pledge, there are three tiers of rewards for our contributors:
- Receive annual financial statements
- Receive a quarterly report on club matters
- Members’ names will be displayed in the stadium and on a dedicated page on the club website
All the rewards from Tier 1 plus:
- Consultation on selected non-football commercial club decisions, for example kit choices, ticket pricing etc.
- Enjoy priority access to selected future club events
- Receive an invitation to the Annual Supporters Club Conference
All the rewards from Tiers 1 and 2 plus:
- Access a training ground tour each season
- Take your place on an official ‘team photo’
- Receive exclusive ‘bring friends’ tickets each season
- Be part of a monthly briefing with the first team manager
We believe the support of our local business community will play a crucial role in the success of our campaign and in the future of our football club. As such, packages of rewards are available for businesses who are able to support our campaign with donations of larger value. To discuss your level of contribution and the rewards available, please contact our chair Caroline Molyneux by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch the official campaign video:
*Supporters who would like to help but are not in a financial position to meet any of the required tiers can still donate to the Crowdfunder page by clicking here – every bit of support is hugely appreciated.
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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.