Wigan Athletic Club

Wigan Athletic Club is a football club located in Wigan, England. It was founded in the year 1932 and played at DW Stadium since 1999. It is formerly known by the name The Latics or The Tics. Before their foundation, the club used to play at the Springfield Park. Presently the stadium has the capacity of around 25, 138 members. The committee includes Dave Whelan as a president, David Sharpe as a Chairmen and Gary Caldwell as a Manager. The club team was elected to play Football league in 1978 and participated in Premier League from 2005 to 2013.


The kit is equipment which is worn out by players during the matches. The club provides three types of thepackage also known as soccer uniform or strip. They are as follows: Home colours, Away colours, and third colours. After the Second World War, the club has decided their kit colour which was blue with white stripes. Each soccer uniform had a unique number at the back. Each player used to wear from number 1 to 11 based on their playing position. This concept failed at the professional level where each player was allocated a fixed number according to the duration of a season.

In 1933-34 Wigan Athletic won their first award by finishing up as champions of Cheshire League. Subsequently, in the year 1935-36, they consequently won the Cheshire League title for the third time. Wigan Athletic entered to the Football League in 1950 by giving a defeat to Scunthorpe United and Shrewsbury Town. They won their first title as a Cheshire League back in 1964-65 after returning to the league.WiganAthletic finishes by occupying thesixth position in the first season of the football league. The club was the founding member ofNorthern Premier League in 1968 and has also won the title in 1970-71. The organisation has faced worse time as well which has brought them at the bottom. Even after such a downfall the club kept on fighting and gained a win of FA Cup in premier league which was held in the year 2002.


The club had saw and impressive improvement in the league form. They finished up with the fourth position and also recorded a stand of 17 years till 2002-03. This period proved to be a very remarkable for the WiganAthletic club. From this year to the next five years they played very well until they were put down for the first time in league history.The club’s first Premier League was sold out at JJB Stadium.

Wigan Athletic has an official supporter club also known as Wigan Athletic supporters travel club. The club is a no profit organization which is managed by volunteers. The team used to meet there before their home match just to enjoy and relax. The fans of the club songareyou are my shine, and they often sing hokey cokey, gold and much more which are adopted by Wigan supporters.Till now WiganAthletic had won many cups some of them are FA Cup, Football LeagueTrophy, Fa Trophy, Northern PremierLeague Challenge Cup, Northern Premier league shield and much more.  The club has proved that every story has a dream so does they have. So keep on playing the football.


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