Wembley winners parade FA Vase trophy at Plate Festival

North Shields players and management at the Plate Festival.
North Shields players and management at the Plate Festival.

Wembley winners North Shields FC held a victory celebration at the Northumberland Plate Festival on Saturday.

The Robins triumphed in the FA Vase final at Wembley in May, coming from a goal down to beat Glossop North End 2-1 after extra time.

The squad celebrated their memorable win in the capital with an open-top bus tour around the streets of North Tyneside.

And they showcased their achievements on Saturday in front of thousands of race-goers at the Northumberland Plate Festival.

Players and management got the chance to hold aloft the FA Vase trophy in the parade ring before enjoying a free buffet and watching the historic Plate race from a front row marquee.

Andy Bowman, assistant manager of North Shields FC, said: “Many of the lads are keen race-goers and attend the Plate every year so we were thrilled to be invited to continue our celebrations at such a prestigious event.

“It was a great day and we’re grateful to Newcastle Racecourse for their generous hospitality.”

David Williamson, executive director at Newcastle Racecourse, said: “North Shields FC’s Wembley triumph is one of the great north east sporting achievements of 2015 and we were delighted to welcome the club to our venue.

“They deserved their chance in the spotlight and we wish them a similarly successful year next season.”