Labour councillors in Rotherham have congratulated Rotherham United on securing promotion to the Championship at the weekend. The Millers achieved promotion back to the Championship after winning the League One Play-off Final against Shrewsbury Town at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. Rotherham United’s achievement was marked with a town-centre bus parade this evening with many residents and supporters coming to All Saints’ Square to celebrate the promotion with the team and players.
Rotherham’s promotion follows a brilliant season in which the team have bounced back from relegation just last year, not only reaching a play-off spot at the end of this campaign but to also go on and secure victory in the final as well. Over 15,000 fans attended the final at Wembley which saw the Millers win 2-1 over their opponents Shrewsbury.
Cllr Chris Read, Labour Leader of Rotherham Council, has said:
“I want to say massive congratulations to the team. This is fantastic for the people of Rotherham and coming on the back of other recent successes, the 10k, Tour de Yorkshire, and the UEFA under 17s competition, we’ve had a great few weeks of sport. Roll on next season!“
The town-centre bus parade took place this evening with all the players, manager Paul Warne and Chairman Tony Stewart coming to All Saints’ Square to celebrate with residents and supporters. The open top bus left New York Stadium around 6pm where they travelled to St Ann’s Roundabout, Drummond Street and Doncaster Road, along Howard Street and College Street and finishing in All Saints’ Square. The Mayor of Rotherham also attended on the team bus and the parade finishes tonight with a civic reception at the Town Hall.
Rotherham United’s promotion is a fantastic sporting achievement for the club and the town, and it’s a great moment for all the residents and supporters that have rallied behind the Millers throughout the year.