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13 April 2018

Activities to take place from 11am at the DW Stadium on Saturday ahead of the Football 4 Forces celebration.

  • Rotherham United game designated to the Armed Forces community.
  • Chief Executive Jonathan Jackson to re-sign Armed Forces Covenant.
  • Manager praised the celebration at his pre-match press conference.

Latics boss Paul Cook showed his support for the Football 4 Forces fixture at his pre-match press conference at Euxton earlier today.

The game will be a celebration of the Armed Forces community, and will highlight the Community Trust’s innovative football and health programme, Football 4 Forces.

The Red Arrows will parachute into the DW Stadium before the game starts to deliver the match ball to the officials while Chief Executive Jonathan Jackson will re-sign the Armed Forces Covenant at half time.

Earlier in the day, a Football 4 Forces tournament will take place at Robin Park Arena and Armed Forces led activities will be held in the players’ car park at the DW Stadium from 1pm.

Paul said: "It's fantastic to see the Armed Forces personnel welcomed along to the game. I think in the current climate across all countries around the world the job that they do should never be underestimated.

“They all deserve so much more credit than they get and tomorrow is a fitting day to give them that credit, it's the least we can do to highlight their roles in the world we live in.

"If you have a happy club, it's not just the manager, the chairman of the chief executive taking the plaudits, 90% of clubs are all about the community.

“Football clubs mean so much to people in every community, you can be a fan of anyone to equally love your club. Weve got a very strong community club here and we'll all enjoy the day tomorrow."

Please email Sport Engagement Coordinator Fergus Heyes on 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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