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FA CUP WINNING CAPTAIN JOINS COMMUNITY TRUST'S BOARD OF TRUSTEES

27 September 2017

Left to right: Wigan Athletic Chief Executive Jonathan Jackson, Nick Perchard from the Premier League, Chair of Trustees Phillip Williams, Emmerson Boyce and Head of Community Tom Flower.

Emmerson Boyce attended last night's Impact Report and Outcomes Framework launch.

  • The former defender was unveilved as a Trustee before the game against Plymouth Argyle.
  • He will play a key role in the governence of the Community Trust.
  • "Emmerson is without doubt a legend of the club" - Chair of Trustees Phillip Williams.

Latics legend Emmerson Boyce was unveiled as a Trustee for the Community Trust at last night’s game against Plymouth Argyle at the DW Stadium.

Emmerson, who made over 250 appearances for Latics during a nine year stint, attended a reception to officially launch the Community Trust’s Impact Report and new Outcomes Framework to over 30 guests in the club’s President’s Suite before the clash at home to the Devon outfit.

He joins Phillip Williams, Chair of Trustees, Jonathan Jackson, Wigan Athletic Chief Executive, Claire Evans, 4CT Chief Executive, David Molyneux, Deputy Leader of Wigan Council, and Philip Ivory, Head teacher of a local primary school, and will play a key role in the governance of the Trust.

Upon joining the Trust, Emmerson said: “I’m honoured to have been asked to become a Trustee for the Community Trust. They have made fantastic progress over the last few years and this work has been recognised by the number of awards they have won. The Trust has grown so much and I can’t wait to help improve an already well-established and respected organisation.

He added: “The projects that are in place and the future projects discussed really excite me, and I will gain valuable knowledge and experience from this role. Latics fans have always played a big part in my career, so to now be able to help make a positive impact in the community is something I very much look forward to doing.”

Phillip Williams, Chair of Trustees, said: “To have Emmerson join us as Trustee is fantastic and he certainly adds profile to the Community Trust. He brings with him a sports connection which is so valuable, and he is, without doubt a legend of the club.

Continuing: “He will bring with him an enthusiasm and a passion to the role, and we’re privileged that he’s agreed to become a part of our Community Trust.”

For more information about the Community Trust, please email community@wiganathletic.com or call 01942 318090.


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