AFC Wimbledon does the double
Team parades silverware through town centre
Arsenal isn’t the only football team to celebrate an unbeaten run this season.
This Sunday, AFC Wimbledon will parade through Wimbledon as the town celebrates not only an unbeaten run to win the league, but a cup win too*.
Organised by Merton Council and the Police, AFC Wimbledon’s players and management will show off their silverware in an open top bus to the five thousand fans expected to turn out in celebration.
The parade will kick off at 12pm from the top of Wimbledon Hill, and slowly descend through the town centre finishing up at New Wimbledon Theatre by 12.30pm.
The bus will then go onto Morden where the council awaits to hold a Civic Reception in honour of the club.
Leader of Merton Council, Councillor Andrew Judge said: ‘Winning both the cup and league is a fantastic achievement in AFC Wimbledon’s short history. Not only is this an achievement for the club, but also an achievement for the people of Merton. Therefore it is only right to arrange a parade in their honour, followed by a Civic Reception, so we can congratulate the club in person.’
*Note to Editors: AFC Wimbledon were unbeaten in their campaign to win the Combined Counties Football League Premier Division: they played 46 games, won 42 and drew 4; they scored 180 goals, conceded 32, achieving a goal difference of 148 and won a total of 130 points. In addition, they won the Premier Challenge Cup by beating North Greenford United 4-1 in the final played at Woking on 30 April 2004.