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26 January 2016

Shareholders AGM held at DW Stadium, attended by the club’s full board of directors

  • Shareholders receive presentation from Chief Executive Jonathan Jackson.
  • ‘We remain committed to achieving success’ – Jonathan Jackson.
  • AGM attended by Chairman David Sharpe and Director Matt Sharpe.
The 82nd Annual General Meeting of Wigan Athletic AFC Limited was held on Monday evening at the DW Stadium. Attended by approximately 50 of the club’s shareholders and Chief Executive Jonathan Jackson, alongside Chairman David Sharpe and Director Matt Sharpe the meeting received the audited financial statements for the year ended 31 May 2015.

As part of the meeting Jonathan Jackson presented a review of the financial statements and provided an update on current issues affecting the club including an update on the academy
and highly-regarded Community Trust.

In looking back over a tumultuous year, Jackson said: “The club went from pre-season promotion favourites with one of the highest budgets in the Championship, to suffering relegation to League One and facing the reality of having to manage our cost base, whilst at the same time remaining competitive on the pitch.

“In addition, Dave Whelan resigned after 20 great years as Chairman, to be replaced by his grandson David Sharpe, while the club lost two managers before the appointment of current manager Gary Caldwell in April 2015.

“It was a difficult and challenging year but one that has allowed the club to review every aspect of its operations to improve four key areas that are essential to future success: facilities, player recruitment, youth development and community engagement.

“Promotion to the Championship is now an immediate priority and, following the disappointment of relegation, we remain committed to achieving success underpinned by a strong financial management.”

Shareholders were able to question the Board on all aspects of the football club including, season ticket prices, youth development strategy, training facilities, and the club’s retail operations.

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