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After securing the National League title and automatic promotion to the Football league after 11 years, Stockport County celebrated with fans with an open-top bus parade through the town.
The event gave fans and players the chance to revel together in the club’s 2-0 victory over Halifax on 15th May that saw the Hatters’ promoted to League Two after an 11 year absence. A full match report of the historic game can be found on the club’s website.
Ahead of the parade, players and the club’s management attended a private civic ceremony in Stockport Town Hall, before boarding an open-top bus for the parade back Stockport County’s Edgeley Park grounds.
Following the parade, club supporters were invited to Edgeley Park one last time this season for a trophy presentation, with players and staff are invited out to lift the trophy in front of the Cheadle End. Over 5,000 fans were present as players were presented with the 2021/22 end of season awards by Club President Steve Bellis and Manager Dave Challinor.
- Academy Player of the Year — Toby Green
- Goal of the Season — Jordan Keane, for his goal against Needham Market (sponsored by Viridor and Help the Hatters)
- George Haigh Young Player of the Year — Ryan Rydel (sponsored by Lloyd & Dean Chadwick and Bill Murphy)
- Grahame White Players’ Player of the Year — Paddy Madden (sponsored by Ava Fellowes, Oliver Rose and Harry Carruthers)
- Men’s Player of the Year — Paddy Madden (sponsored by Ava Fellowes, Oliver Rose and Harry Carruthers)
All proceeds from ticket sales for the presentation event went towards the County Community Trust.
Photos from club photographer, Mike Petch.