Wigan Athletic Fan Club

Wigan Athletic Fan Club is an affiliated unit of Wigan Athletic Football Club. The club was founded in the year 1932 and since then it has established as a huge name in the non-league football. Wigan Athletic was the fifth endeavour to establish a solid football club in the society following the death of Wigan united, Wigan country, Wigan town, and Wigan Borough. They won their first award in 1933-34 seasons and got the title as champions of the Cheshire league. In that season only the club had also won the second league championship and made a path to the FA club for the first time. Soon after the Second World War they made their dress design which was blue in colour with white stripes. In the year 1935-36, they won the third consecutive Cheshire league title and Lancashire junior cup.


A team name Latice is the official junior supporters club of the Wigan athletic which is also looking for the supporters of the future.  The team members used to meet up in their pre-match club before every Wigan Athletic home game. There they used to play lots of games and enjoy to fullest building themselves for the big match.

From years to years they have faced and enjoyed both the sided of life: won titles and lost some leagues. In 1982 the former latice player and Larry Lloyd helped the club to gain promotion and moved to the third division. At this position, the club has stayed till 1993 and after that, they had fallen to the bottom tier. The rise from the fourth division to the premier league was an exemplary unique because of the arrival of David Whelan, a local businessman. With his efforts, the club has gained an impressive hike in the leagues. He purchased the athletic club in 1960 in around £400,000 and has also invested some amount in his own hometown club. He has forecasted that one-day Wigan athletic club will enter in the premier league football. He has always remained the outspoken person businessman in Wigan athletic club.

Wigan Athletic fan club is also running a supporter club from last 30 years. This club is a non-profit company which helps to keep the costing of the travelling low for the away games without compromising for security, safety and comfort. Wigan Athletic Supporters club is the voice of Wigan Athletic fans. In the last season, there were 1300 members and each year they are getting some hike in the membership. When a user becomes a member here he used to get a membership card with their own name printed. With this membership card, they can get a pass for supporter bar. They can also use this card for booking and travel on supporter club coaches.

Leeds United striker, Chris Wood (9) scores a penalty during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Leeds United at Deepdale, Preston, England on 7 May 2016. Photo by Pete Burns.

The club has frequently ignored the critics and odds to maintain the position in top 10 and has also served as the ninth team in the area. Recently the club has wonFA cup in 2012-13. They had also won league one, league two and Football league trophy two times along with a number of regional competitions. The club has proved that its story it’s something like a fairy tale with few ups and downs in modern football.


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