Latics became the first EFL club to be awarded the Premier League Equality Standard - Intermediate Level in November 2017.
- Kick It Out are football's equality and inclusion organisation.
- Latics will be celebrating the Together programme of equality and diversity throughout the week.
- Noel Hunt to visit Kick It Out workshop at St Oswald's Primary School on Monday afternoon.
This weekend’s Emirates FA Cup fourth round fixture against Barclays Premier League side West Ham United at the DW Stadium will see the club host their dedicated fixture to celebrate the work of Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion organisation.
The week leading up to the game will see Latics promote its Together programme of equality and diversity with a series of case studies around the subject which will highlight the positive work of Wigan Athletic Football Club, Wigan Athletic Community Trust and the DW Stadium.
In November 2017, Latics became the first EFL club to be awarded the Premier League Equality Standard – Intermediate Level, which recognised the practices of the club in terms of how it promotes equality and diversity throughout the organisation.
On match day, young people from the Community Trust’s Premier League Kicks project will take part in a Youth Voice Group to discover their views of the sessions and how the programme can be as participant centred as possible, while the club’s first team players will warm up in Together t-shirts.
As part of the celebrations, Noel Hunt will visit St Oswald’s Primary School on Monday afternoon to take part in a Kick It Out workshop to raise awareness of their vital work.
Jonathan Jackson, Wigan Athletic Chief Executive, said: “We’re proud of the relationship we have with Kick It Out and look forward to hosting our designated fixture on Saturday. We prioritise equality and diversity at all levels through our award winning Together programme as it is a fundamental principle in everything we do.”
Working throughout the football, educational and community sectors to challenge discrimination, encourage inclusive practices and campaign for positive change, Kick It Out is funded by the Football Association, Professional Footballers’ Association, Premier League and the English Football League.
Please click here to view Kick It Out's website.
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’.
For more information about ‘Together’, please click here.