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  • 3PL ends its Official Club Partner status with immediate effect
  • The 3PL Wigan Athletic Academy have once again done an amazing job.
  • We remain hopeful of a brighter future and a fresh start.

A Spokesperson for 3PL adds:

Following much deliberation and despite the most recent Club announcement It is with regret and sadness that we confirm our decision to end our long standing commercial association with Wigan Athletic, As a result we have terminated our official partnership with Phoenix 2021 Limited . Following the well-publicised difficulties in prior seasons we rightly sought and received reassurance from Senior figures at the club ahead of the 22/23 season. This led to a renewed optimism in committing our continued support of the famed 3PL Wigan Athletic Academy who once again have done amazing job in such difficult circumstances. In further extending our association we had high hopes of a bright and stable future for the football club. Regretfully the off field headlines have taken centre stage in recent months and subsequent events have fallen below our minimum standards. Trust and Confidence are essential ingredients to lasting relations and on closer reflection we feel that our business values are no longer aligned.

The ongoing uncertainty and instability surrounding the club would make ongoing sponsorship increasingly challenging leading us to withdraw our support indefinitely as we take a temporary break from sponsorship.

We wish to duly recognise the continued endeavours and respectful resilience of all those associated with the club including the fans, the staff, the suppliers and the wider footballing community. You truly embody the very principles of our Club Motto “Progress with Unity”. As a business with deep ties to the Town and our Football Club we remain hopeful of a brighter future and a fresh start in whatever guise that may be where the focus is back on the pitch and not off the pitch.

Finally we would like to place on record our thanks to Phoenix 2021 Limited for the opportunity to be officially associated with Wigan Athletic Football Club.

The Company will be making no further comment at this stage.