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29 April 2019

A look ahead to the final week of the 2018-19 season.

  • This Week - Latics host Millwall on Sunday 5 May in the final fixture of the 2018-19 Sky Bet Championship campaign.
  • The Under 18s travel to Exeter City for the EFL Youth Alliance Cup final on Tuesday and travel to Wrexham in the league on Saturday.
  • A week to go until our 2018-19 End of Season Party in the Park.


It's the final week of the season for the first team and after a successful campaign in the Sky Bet Championship, we're bringing 2018-19 to a close by building up towards Sunday 5 May's fixture against Millwall FC at the DW Stadium!

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It'll be a party atmosphere at the DW on the day, with plenty going on in the build-up to kick off at 12.30pm, followed the next day by our End of Season Party in the Park in Mesnes Park on Monday 6 May from 12.00pm!

Wigan Athletic Party in the Park 2018-19

The seasonal Player of the Year awards are also to be announced on the afternoon, including the Player of the Season, Players’ Player of the Season and Goal of the Season. - You can vote for Player of the Season by [clicking here].

Hosted by WISH FM’s Chris Milow, there will be a big screen at the bandstand, on which some of the season’s highlights will be played as well as some of our most popular videos of the season.

There will be opportunities for photos with your favourite players, who will make their way around the park to meet supporters and there will also be Q&As on stage with executive chairman Darren Royle, manager Paul Cook, his staff and some of the players.

Entertainment will be provided for kids of all ages and there will be delicious food and drinks provided by a selection of bars and street food traders, selected by our partners Haigh Foodie Friday.


It's match day for our Under 18s as they aim to collect yet another piece of silverware for the Academy when they travel to Exeter City for a 6.30pm kick off in the EFL Youth Alliance Cup final.

Peter Murphy's side have already been crowned EFL Youth Alliance champions and Lancashire FA Youth Cup winners, whilst the Under 17s won the Clarets Cup, the Development Squad won the Central League and the Under 15s won the Premier League Floodlit Cup North.

We'll have full coverage of the final from the Grecians' St. James' Park across our social media channels.

Elsewhere, James Vaughan is set for action out on loan at Portsmouth when they host Peterborough United in Sky Bet League One.


We'll have a brand new set of lock screens and Twitter headers from our friends and long-time Latics supporters at Ever Agency for #WallpaperWednesday

Former Latics players Clive Evans, David Wright and Jakob Haugaard celebrate their birthdays.


We continue the build-up to Sunday's final game of the season with the 36th episode of our podcast, Latics Listen!

Catch up on previous episodes on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud or Buzzsprout!

Former Latics players Mick Quinn, Chris Kirkland and Maynor Figueroa celebrate their birthdays.


We'll be up at the Training Centre for Paul Cook's final pre-match press call of the season, getting all of his views ahead of Sunday's game against Millwall at the DW Stadium and his reflections on our 2018-19 campaign.


It's match day for our Under 18s! Peter Murphy's side travel to Wrexham for their penultimate game of the season at 11.00am.

Joe Gelhardt celebrates his 17th birthday, just a week after making his Championship debut for the club away at Birmingham City!

Our loan players are set for final day action in the following fixtures:

Leo Da Silva Lopes - Blackpool v Gillingham
James Vaughan - Portsmouth v Accrington Stanley
Callum Lang - Oldham Athletic v Northampton Town


It's match day for the final time this season! Millwall FC are the visitors to the DW Stadium for a 12.30pm kick off!

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The following day we're in Mesnes Park to bring the season to a close with our End of Season Party in the Park, the perfect opportunity to mix with the players and staff, as well as the presentations for our End of Season Awards!

Wigan Athletic Party in the Park 2018-19

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