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Coach Travel Details Coach bookings are now being taken (details below) for the EFL League Trophy (Papa John's Trophy)game against Crewe at the Mornflake StadiumPlease book as early as possible as seats are sold on a first come first serve basis, if online booking is...
Coach Travel Details Coach bookings are now being taken (details below) for the EFL League One game against Gillingham at the Priestfield StadiumPlease book as early as possible as seats are sold on a first come first serve basis, if online booking is unavailable,...
The fight for survival starts
Ever since the news broke that our beloved Football Club was entering administration talk on social media and beyond has been dominated by discussions around who is to blame for this devastating blow to a club that has both survived and achieved so much over the years.
This morning I spoke with Lisa Nandy both our local MP and Shadow Foreign Secretary of State. She assured me that the necessary questions will be asked regarding how this state of affairs could be allowed to happen to such a club that has been subsequently described by administrators as “well run” and “financially viable”. I was reassured that she will continue to press the Sports Minister and the EFL for answers until someone is held to account and our Football Club are exonerated of blame that is currently leading to a deduction of points and further uncertainty for our future.
As supporters we must try to focus on the immediate priority that is fulfilling our fixtures for the current season. Without this we cease to be a Football Club in the English Football League and there are steps we can take to ensure our future at least in the short term so that a buyer can be found in the longer term.
The Official Wigan Athletic Supporters Club is today launching the “Let’s Hang On” appeal. We pledge the first £10,000 to finish our 2019-20 season and we ask all fans, friends, family of our club to pledge their support to ensure that Wigan Athletic Football Club have the necessary funds to complete the season.
We have setup a crowdfunder.co.uk page in conjunction with Murry Toms – Campaign Director of Crowd Funder and Chairman of Cheltenham Town FC who have offered their services for free.
As the Official Supporters Club we will ensure that all funds go directly to the Football Club to support their needs over the coming weeks. We have worked on behalf of the Football Club for over 40 years and we are in a trusted position to bring together supporters from across all groups and organisations to ensure survival for our club.
We have spoken to Wigan Athletic Officials and they have confirmed that they would welcome our support with funds for our team travelling to away fixtures, overnight stays and helping to pay the wages of over 500 staff at the club.
We need to work together to get through the season!
PLEDGE NOW to support Wigan Athletic Football Club
Chairperson – Wigan Athletic Supporters Club
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