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10 August 2016

Wigan Athletic to support Wigan’s first ever Pride event on August 13.

  • Wigan Athletic to support Wigan Pride event.
  • The town's first ever Wigan Pride which will be held on Saturday 13th August.
  • Wigan Athletic Community Trust will part of Wigan Pride on August 13.
Wigan Athletic are supporting the first ever Wigan Pride event, which takes place in the town on Saturday 13 August.

The event is organised by youth group BYOU based in Wigan and supported by Wigan Council.

The Wigan Athletic Community Trust are one of the event’s sponsors, which takes place from 11.00am on the day and will feature live acts and performers on a stage set up in the town centre.

Latics host Blackburn Rovers in the first home Sky Bet Championship fixture of the season at the DW Stadium on the day of the event, and the Trust will delivering a multi-project tournament at the Wigan Youth Zone.

Blackburn Kickz, Premier League 4 Sport, Premier League Girls and Blackburn Youth Zone will all be involved.

The tournament will see young people wearing multi-coloured kits and following the event, all the participants will attend the match at the DW Stadium.

Jonathan Jackson, Wigan Athletic Chief Executive, said:

“Wigan Athletic are delighted to support Wigan Pride, which will be a wonderful celebration of diversity in our town.

“The club have also worked with Football Against Homophobia in recent seasons, while we recently launched TOGETHER, our equality and diversity initiative, which spans Wigan Athletic, the Community Trust and the DW Stadium, and we feel it’s important that we are part of this inaugural event.”

For more information about the event visit the Wigan Pride Facebook page.

Wigan Athletic is committed to ensuring there is no discrimination in any area of the club, its registered charity Wigan Athletic Community Trust and the DW Stadium.

For more information on TOGETHER[click here].

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