Join us in the town centre for victory parade
The club’s stunning play-off success will be celebrated with an open top bus parade in Wimbledon town centre on Sunday 3 July.
Neal Ardley’s squad will salute supporters in the heart of Wimbledon after promotion to the English League Division One and we hope to see blue and yellow out in force once again after over 21,000 attended the play-off final at Wembley.
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 the Sky Bet English League 2 Play-Off trophy. The bus will then stop at the Piazza so the club can address fans and thank them for their support.
The Mayor of Merton, Councillor Brenda Fraser, will be accompanied by the Leader of the Council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis, on the bus to congratulate the team for their fantastic achievement and thank them for being the ‘Pride of Merton’.
Afterwards, the club will launch the new 2016/17 kit ahead of next season with AFC Wimbledon first-team players, academy teams, and AFC Wimbledon Girls and Ladies, taking to the cat walk in a fashion show at Centre Court Shopping Centre. The new kit will be on sale afterwards in the AFC Wimbledon pop up shop (the former Help for Heroes shop).
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.”
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.“