Plaque to the future at Latics

Wigan Athletic chief executive Jonathan Jackson with the commemorative plaques
Wigan Athletic chief executive Jonathan Jackson with the commemorative plaques
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A PAIR of commemorative plaques have been given to Wigan Athletic following the team’s amazing FA Cup win last year.

The Football Association gave Latics two stone plaques - one which gives the date of the big victory - May 11 2013 and the score Manchester City 0 Wigan Athletic 1 - and the other dedicated to chairman Dave Whelan, who broke his leg in the 1960 FA Cup final.

They now take pride of place at DW Stadium.

Jonathan Jackson, chief executive of Wigan Athletic, said: “We were delighted when the FA contacted us to inform us they would be providing the commemorative plaques, and I have to say they look fantastic.

“The same plaques have been installed at Wembley Stadium and serve as a constant reminder of that incredible day back in May. But whilst one plaque recognises the final itself, I think it’s a lovely gesture by the FA to produce another which references our Chairman’s personal affinity with the cup and the journey he had from 1961 all the way to 2013.

“He is delighted with them, and as soon as he saw them he insisted they be positioned at the front of the stadium so that everyone has the chance to see them.”