Fans celebrate with their local league heroes in civic reception

Chorley captain, Andy Teague is interviewed on stage

Coun Ralph Snape celebrates

First published in News Chorley Citizen: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

More than 500 people greeted their heroes as the town celebrated Chorley Football Club’s achievement in winning the title and promotion.

Fans of the Magpies came along to mark the Evo-Stik League Northern Premier Division title with the team, manager Garry Flitcroft and local dignitaries at the event organised by Chorley Council.

The event took place on a stage on the Flat Iron market place Friday and featured performances from local singers before the team took to the stage to show-off their trophy and celebrate with fans.

Nothing was too much trouble for the team as captain Andy Teague and his players posed for pictures with young fans, with other members of the team following suit.

The manager and the players addressed the audience and took part in a question and answer session.

Gary Hall, Chorley Council’s chief executive said: “Chorley Football Club’s league title and promotion is a fantastic achievement and we are delighted for the club, the fans and the town.

“The event on Friday was be a great opportunity for the club to say thank you to the fans for their support this season.”

Graham Watkinson, vice chairman of Chorley Football Club, said: “The support we’ve received throughout the season and since we’ve won the title has been amazing and we’d like to thank Chorley Council for organising this event.

“The players, management and all at the club wanted to show our appreciation for their support and encouragement that helped us achieve the title.”

Fiona Grimshaw, 32, from Eaves Lane, Chorley took her two sons, Kyle and Alex, to the event.

She said: “The lads loved seeing the players and the trophy.

“The people we met from the club were all really nice and they will both treasure the pictures they had taken. The club have done the town proud in the last few years.”

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