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CHIEF EXECUTIVE JONATHAN JACKSON RE-SIGNS ARMED FORCES COVENANT AT FOOTBALL 4 FORCES GAME

16 April 2018

The Covenant means Latics officially recognise the value serving personnel, veterans and military families contribute to the club

  • Rotherham United fixture was designated to the Armed Forces.
  • Covenant re-signed with Colonel Ray Hughes and Councillor Bill Clarke.
  • Latics recognise the value serving personnel, veterans and families contribute to the club.

Wigan Athletic reaffirmed their commitment to the borough’s Armed Forces community at Saturday’s Football 4 Forces celebration against Rotherham United at the DW Stadium.

Chief Executive Jonathan Jackson re-signed the Armed Forces Covenant with Colonel Ray Hughes, Deputy Commander (Reserves), Headquarters North West, and Councillor Bill Clarke, Mayor of Wigan Borough.

The Covenant means Latics officially recognise the value serving personnel, veterans and military families contribute to the club, with Latics continuing to support the Ticket for Troops initiative which provides complimentary match tickets to the Armed Forces community.

The re-signing also acknowledges the club’s support to Armed Forces based charities through match day collections and employees who have spouses and partners in the military.

Jonathan said: “Saturday’s game was a fantastic celebration of the Armed Forces community across the whole of Wigan Borough and we were proud to show our support to current and former military personnel through a number of different activities throughout the day.

He added: “We recognise as a club the important and valuable contribution to society that members of the Armed Forces and their families make, so we were delighted to re-sign the Covenant.”

Prior to the game against the Millers, over 25 veterans took part in a Football 4 Forces tournament at Robin Park Arena while fans enjoyed an Armed Forces led Family Zone in the players’ car park before the Red Devils parachute team delivered the match ball to the officials.

Please email Sport Engagement Coordinator Fergus Heyes on f.heyes@wiganathletic.com or call 01942 318090 for more information about the Football 4 Forces programme.

Wigan Athletic Football Club, Wigan Athletic Community Trust and the DW Stadium are committed to respecting and promoting equality and diversity across all its activities through Together.

Click here for more information about Together. 


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