A run through of the entertainment on show for Latics v Fulham Family Day.
- Local singer Owen Bolton to perform at half time.
- Motion freestyle gymnastics before kick off.
- WYZ Brass Band and WYZ dancers before 2.30pm.
It's Family Day at the DW Stadium on Saturday as Latics host Fulham, and we've got plenty of local talent on show from Wigan Youth Zone and the Community Trust.
Free-runners, street dance crews, singers and much more, here's your step-by-step guide to the day's events:
1.30PM - WIGAN YOUTH ZONE MUSIC STAGE
Located to the rear of the South Stand, there will be a celebration of the work carried out in the WYZ music department with an hour of varied performances.
2.10PM - WIGAN ATHLETIC COMMUNITY TRUST DANCERS
The groups performing on the pitch are made up of young people aged 8-14 who attended two-day half-term dance camps in Lowton and Standish, and have previously worked with the Community Trust in curriculum time.
The pieces are inspired by themes from the film and book ‘Divergent’ by Veronica Roth and use a fusion of contemporary, street and commercial styles as well as some of the groups’ own creative choreography.
Dance performances have been choreographed and delivered by School Coaches Amy Burdon and Amy Riley.
2.30PM - WIGAN YOUTH ZONE BRASS BAND
Wigan Youth Zone Brass Band rehearse at Wigan Youth Zone every Saturday morning from 10am. With an impressive roster of songs, the band play everything from Abba to Flo Rida, and are sure to make an impact. The band play at numerous events throughout the year and also compete.
PRE-KICK OFF - MOTION FREESTYLE GYMNASTICS
The group consisting of; Nathan, Callum, Ethan, Joe, Ross, Adam and Aaron have been training together since meeting at an army style residential organised by Wigan Youth Zone.
They currently train around 3 times a week in Wigan Youth Zone's dance studio space and although they have been doing freestyle gymnastics for around 7 months they have only recently starting creating choreographed routines with the help of Wigan Youth Zone's team.
HALF TIME - SINGER OWEN BOLTON
A 14-year-old singer/songwriter from Wigan, Owen is a huge Wigan Athletic fan, so to sing on the pitch will truly be a lifelong ambition fulfilled.
Owen has been a member of Wigan Youth Zone since the opening in June 2013.
He has been working closely with the Music, Media and Performing Arts departments, as part of their 'artist development programme' and recorded his debut EP of original songs to be released on Wigan Youth Zone's in-house record label 'Reet Good Records' towards the end of the year.
Owen lists Oasis and Jake Bugg among his inspirations and his EP 'FeeF' will be released on Reet Good Records this December.