North Shields to mark FA Vase success with open top bus parade

North Shields players with the FA Vase. Picture by Ian Warde.

North Shields players with the FA Vase. Picture by Ian Warde.

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Thousands of people are expected to line the streets next week to celebrate North Shields FC’s FA Vase success.

An open-top bus parade has been organised for Friday, May 22, to celebrate the club’s win in the national competition.

Our current ground will be constantly upgraded and the Vase success will enable more projects to be considered

North Shields FC chairman, Alan Matthews

The Robins triumphed in the FA Vase final at Wembley last Saturday, coming from behind to beat Glossop North End 2-1 after extra time.

Players, management and club officials will take part in the victory parade to show off the silverware to supporters and the town.

Organised by North Tyneside Council, the bus will leave the club’s ground at 6.30pm before making its way around North Shields.

Congratulating the team, Mayor Norma Redfearn said: “We are all absolutely over the moon for North Shields FC – what a phenomenal achievement.

“They played so well, showed great passion and determination, and we’re all extremely proud of them.

“Wembley fever has certainly gripped North Tyneside and it’s fantastic to see how much support the team has received.

“I’d like to thank everyone for really getting behind them.

“I know this much-deserved celebratory event will draw in the crowds and I hope the players enjoy every minute.

“It’s been great to support the team through their Wembley journey and we wish them lots of luck in their future.”

North Shields FC chairman, Alan Matthews added: “The club has worked closely with North Tyneside Council for many years since Appleby Park was lost.

“Our current ground will be constantly upgraded and the Vase success will enable more projects to be considered.

“This in turn will secure the future success of North Shields Football Club.”

The parade is expected to last around two hours and the route will be confirmed soon.