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26 November 2018

The Blue Room is a pre-match area for the club's junior disabled fans and their families to enjoy a number of inclusive activities.

  • Blue Room is a new pre-match area for the club’s junior disabled fans.
  • Gavin met supporters in the Blue Room before Saturday’s game.
  • Facility situated underneath the East Stand in the club's Family Zone.

It was a pre-match experience to remember for the club’s junior disabled supporters before Saturday’s game against Reading as they met first team star Gavin Massey in the Blue Room!

The Blue Room – Latics’ new area in the Family Zone for junior disabled fans and their families – officially opened before the fixture against Leeds United at the start of the month and will be accessible at every home league weekend game.

Funded by the Premier League Fans Fund, the Blue Room is situated underneath the East Stand and boasts a number of inclusive activities for youngsters to enjoy before games, with more than 30 junior supporters and their families accessing the facility before the fixture against the Royals.

A cheque of £18,350 was presented by Lisa Nandy, MP for Wigan, on behalf of the Premier League Fans Fund at the club’s #LaticsOpenDay at the start of the new Sky Bet Championship campaign.

Gavin said: “It was amazing to visit the Blue Room to see the work that has been done by the club and the Community Trust to give our junior disabled supporters a brilliant match day experience. The children were really happy and it was a real pleasure to meet them and their families.”

The Premier League Fans Fund is a commitment from the Premier League to fund projects which improve the relationship between fans and their clubs, the way supporters engage with each other and their experience of the game, with the funding received also providing Latics with the chance to organise activities at schools and colleges as part of its Every Player Counts sports programme.

To date, the Community Trust have worked with more than 600 individuals in Wigan on the project, which aims to get more people with disabilities involved in football and sport.

For more information about the Blue Room and Every Player Counts scheme, please email the Community Trust’s Disability Football Officer Joe Pym on or call 01942 318090.

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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