AFC Wimbledon celebrates promotion with Merton

AFC Wimbledon celebrated their promotion into the Football League with a party at the Civic Centre, Morden yesterday (Thursday 7 July).

The Mayor of Merton and Leader of the Council welcomed AFC Wimbledon officials, team management and club volunteers to the celebrations.

Mayor of Merton, Councillor Gilli Lewis-Lavender said: “AFC Wimbledon should be proud of what they have achieved in just nine years. Through their successes they have clearly demonstrated how passion, enthusiasm and hard work make what may seem a massive challenge, so utterly achievable.”

Leader of Merton Council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis said: “With such dedication in its fans and players, the future is bright for AFC Wimbledon. I look forward to continuing to work with them as we do all we can to facilitate their search for a ground in Merton – their rightful home.”

AFC Wimbledon Chief Executive Erik Samuelson said: “Our promotion to League 2 is an amazing achievement and testament to the dedication of our fans. I am looking forward to the next season and hopefully a continuing journey up the league.”