CHESTER FC will celebrate their latest title triumph with an open-top bus parade in the city centre on May 11.
In what has become almost an annual tradition for the Blues, the club’s open-top bus parade, organised by Cheshire West and Chester Council, will celebrate Chester’s third championship in three years.
This year the club has extra reason to celebrate as, on top of returning to the league they were in when Chester City FC went bust in 2010, the club also won the Cheshire Senior Cup for the first time in 81 years, capping a season to remember.
Lord Mayor of Chester, Cllr Pamela Booher, will carry out the last engagement of her civic year by welcoming the team, management and volunteers at the phoenix club.
Blues manager Neil Young said: “The previous two years have been great occasions and I would expect this to be even better and myself, staff and the players are really looking forward to the reception and parading the trophy to all our supporters.”
Council leader Mike Jones, a club season-ticket holder, said: “I don’t think anyone could ever have imagined we would have been in this position just three seasons after fans and council joined together to breathe life into a club that faced extinction.
“Everyone involved deserves the greatest credit – particularly the fans for their wonderful loyalty and commitment. I’m sure they will relish the chance to celebrate yet again.”
The open-top bus will leave the Exacta Stadium at 2pm and travel to the Town Hall via Bumpers Lane, Sealand Road, Southview Road, Raymond Road, Canal Street and Northgate Street. It is expected to arrive at the Town Hall by 2.30pm.