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12 March 2018

Club's charity work with 12,000 people a year, improving health, enhancing life chances and creating stronger communities.

  • Evening celebrated the outstanding work of the Community Trust.
  • Ball hosted in partnership with event production specialists Leisuretec.
  • Captain Samy Morsy hoping to represent Egypt at this year's World Cup.

Over 240 guests were in attendance at Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s FIFA World Cup themed Charity Ball at the DW Stadium on Saturday evening.

The night celebrated the work of the club’s official charity and also provided the opportunity to wish first team captain and Egypt international Samy Morsy well in his quest to make Egypt's squad for the World Cup finals in Russia.

Special guests for the evening were Chairman David Sharpe, Chief Executive Jonathan Jackson, first team manager Paul Cook, former England star Peter Reid, FA Cup winning captain Emmerson Boyce, ex-Latics man Alan Mahon and first team players Samy Morsy, Noel Hunt and Gary Roberts.

The Community Trust work with over 12,000 people each year, helping to improve health, enhance life chances and create stronger communities.

Tom Flower, Head of Community at Wigan Athletic Community Trust, said: “I’d like to thank everyone for showing their support for the Trust at what was a truly special evening. The work the staff do on a daily basis to help improve the lives of people across Wigan is so inspiring.

He added: “Samy has shown fantastic support to the Community Trust this season, in particular around the club’s work with The Brick, and we all wish him good luck with Egypt at this year’s finals.”

Wish FM presenter Chris Milow hosted a version of Question of Sport with Paul Cook and Peter Reid later in the evening, while 19-year-old Community Trust coach Oliver Carrick received the Premier League Kicks Hero award for his commitment and dedication to the Trust over the past decade.

Please call 01942 318090 or email for more information about Wigan Athletic Community Trust. 

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