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4 February 2016

Chow up for award at Football League Awards.

Wigan Athletic Academy graduate Tim Chow has been nominated for the Football League Award’s Community Player of the Year category, after continuing to show his support for the work that both the football club and Wigan Athletic Community Trust complete for local people in and around Wigan.

As a local lad who has been with Wigan Athletic since he was ten years old, Tim has always made himself available to attend community events, both as a scholar joining in with evening and weekend activities when the first team were unavailable and now as a full professional, continuing to make appearances and engage positively with a range of supporters.

Throughout 2015, Tim made several appearances to community events, not least in the last two months of the year where he made four appearances over four weeks. 

Tim joined in with Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s ‘Train With Latics’ student coaches at one of those appearances, taking part in a coaching session that the 16-year-old students prepared and delivered as part of their course.

Tim attended Wigan Infirmary’s Rainbow Children’s Ward in the build up to Christmas, delivering gifts and well-wishes to the poorly children who were in hospital over the festive period, saying: "Obviously it's sad to see children in hospital at Christmas time but it's great that we can come in and put a smile on their faces. 

“It's brilliant seeing how such a small thing as us coming in with a few gifts can cheer them up and add a bit of joy this Christmas."

Furthermore, Tim joined three of his team mates at Wigan Youth Zone’s annual Christmas dinner for underprivileged families.

Tom Flower, Head of Wigan Athletic Community Trust, said: “Like all of Wigan Athletic’s players, Tim is happy to give up his time to attend Trust activities.

“What’s great with Tim is that he remembers coming to events as a young pro and always seems generally interested in the work that the Trust is doing.

“That’s why when the club approached us about sponsoring a player this season he was the obvious choice.”

The Football League Awards will take place later this year, with the Community Player of the Year award sponsored by the PFA.

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