Celebrate Wimbledon's promotion with parade and event
Wimbledon will become a vision of blue and yellow on Sunday 3 July as AFC Wimbledon parades through the town centre on an open top bus to mark their promotion to Sky Bet League Division One.
The event is being organised after 25,000 fans turned out to watch AFC Wimbledon win promotion at the end of the League Two play-off final match when they played Plymouth Argyle at Wembley last month.
An open top bus with AFC Wimbledon’s management and players on board will parade through the Wimbledon Village and town centre to show off their new silverware. The bus will then stop at the Piazza so the club can address fans and thank them for their support.
Afterwards, the club will launch their new kit ahead of next season with AFC Wimbledon Players from the 1st team, Academy Teams and Girls and Ladies teams, taking to the cat walk in a fashion show at Centre Court Shopping Centre. The new kit will be on sale after, in the AFC Wimbledon pop up shop, in the former Help for Heroes shop.
AFC Wimbledon Chief Executive, Erik Samuelson said: “It has been a whirlwind since we won promotion. The players worked incredibly hard last season and took a short break immediately after the promotion game, so they’re fit and ready before next season kicks off. This will be the first opportunity for the club and the players to come together since promotion and say a massive thank you to all the fans for their overwhelming support and to proudly show off our new trophy.“
Mayor of Merton, Cllr Brenda Fraser was among the thousands of fans who witnessed AFC Wimbledon lift the trophy at Wembley. She said: “This event is a fantastic opportunity for the fans to come together and celebrate AFC Wimbledon’s incredible achievement. It will be great to see the thousands who turned out for Wembley, turn up in Wimbledon and show their support by lining the streets and share in this momentous occasion.”
June 19, 2016