Last week a Wigan Athletic fan of many years lost their fight against Breast Cancer, her family has asked we spread the word and ask for a round of applause in the 25th minute of tonight’s game.

Annette Birchall was a season ticket holder and travelled to loads of away games with her sons and husband. But a couple of years ago she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and unfortunately died last Thursday.

The family have asked if we could do a round of applause during the 25th minutes of tonight’s game as a mark of respect for her.

Antony Birchall writes:

My wife Annette Birchall was born 25th June 1972 and sadly passed away last Thursday aged 45 years old, after a two year fight against Breast Cancer. She was a season ticket holder and went to many away trips with me and my two sons Louis & Sam Birchall.

  • I was first mascot in 1978 (Antony Birchall)
  • My sons was mascots in the first premiership game against Chelsea (Louis & Sam Birchall)
  • My Dad ran coaches in the seventies & eighties to away games (Eddie Birchall) and had strong connections with the players back in the day Tommy Gore, Ian Purdie, Noel Ward Etc.
  • Sam Birchall was ball boy for three seasons recently and as good friendship with Dale Wood.
  • Wigan Athletic is a big part of our family life

In Annette’s memory We are looking for A round of applause on the 25th minute.

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