Thousands gather in Town Centre to celebrate Chesterfield FC’s promotion

Thousands of loyal Chesterfield Football Club supporters turned out in the Town Centre to celebrate the Club’s return to the English Football League.

Around 7,000 fans gathered outside Chesterfield Town Hall on Sunday 21 April to welcome players and coaching staff out on to the balcony and bring a truly memorable season to a close.

The event, organised by Chesterfield Borough Council – in partnership with Chesterfield Football Club – brought a real party atmosphere to the town centre, with live music and entertainment provided to help get fans into the spirit.  

As well as appearing on the balcony, first team players and coaching staff took part in a short walkabout in front of the Town Hall – giving supporter the chance to get photos and autographs.

Following the appearance on the balcony and walkabout, the club’s players and coaching staff attended a civic reception with representatives from the council and other local dignitaries.

During the civic ceremony Leader of the council, Councillor Tricia Gilby, presented a Silver Salver to the Club, to formally acknowledge the achievements of this season.

Councillor Tricia Gilby, Leader of the Council, said: “We’d like to congratulate Chesterfield Football Club once again on their promotion back into the English Football League. It is great for the Club and for their loyal band of supporters but also great for the town and the borough. A successful football club brings new visitors to the town and is a vital part of Chesterfield’s economy.

“Sunday was a brilliant occasion for the club and the town and it was great to see so many supporters turn out.”

John Croot, Chief Executive of Chesterfield FC, said: “It was a wonderful day for everyone associated with the club and fantastic to see so many supporters there, making it a real community event.

 “I would like to thank Chesterfield Borough Council for their hospitality.“

First published on 23 April 2024 Last updated on 23 April 2024