Chesterfield in talks with council about victory parade to celebrate promotion

Chesterfield fans are set to get another opportunity to celebrate winning the National League title and promotion to the Football League.
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The Spireites’ six-year stay in non-league came to an end on Saturday after they beat Boreham Wood 3-0 which secured them top spot.

Thousands of rans onto the pitch to celebrate before captain Jamie Grimes lifted the trophy into the air.

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The party continued long into the night and into Sunday as the fans and players mingled at pubs and clubs in the town.

Chesterfield fans and players have been celebrating promotion. Picture: Tina JennerChesterfield fans and players have been celebrating promotion. Picture: Tina Jenner
Chesterfield fans and players have been celebrating promotion. Picture: Tina Jenner

And Blues chairman Mike Goodwin has revealed that they are in talks with Chesterfield Borough Council about organising a victory parade which will give supporters another chance to acknowledge the title triumph.

“We have had those conversations with the borough council,” Goodwin told BBC Radio Sheffield’s Football Heaven show. “They want to honour the football club.They want to put a parade on and a reception for us at the town hall. Those plans are being put in place as we speak now so over the next few days we should have something sorted for that.”

Councillor Tricia Gilby, leader of the council, said: “My congratulations to Chesterfield Football Club on their promotion back into the English Football League. It is great for the club and for their loyal band of supporters and also great for the town and the borough. A successful football club is a vital part of Chesterfield’s economy.

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“The players’ lifting of the National League trophy justifies the council’s decision to support the community trust in acquiring Chesterfield Football Club, and the trust and its board of directors, alongside Paul Cook, the coaching staff and players, have done a fantastic job in navigating the club’s path back to where it rightly belongs.

“As Freemen of the Borough, the council intends to mark Chesterfield Football Club’s success with an official celebration event. We are currently working with the club on the arrangements and will make the details public in the coming days. It should be another brilliant occasion for the club and the town.”