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Corby Town Football Club's open-top bus parade

Corby Town FC Image copyright Corby Town FC
Image caption The bus paraded from the football ground to the Corby Cube

Corby Town FC have taken part in an open-top bus parade following promotion to the Football Conference's second tier.

The Steelmen clinched the Southern Premier League title with a 3-2 victory at Poole on 25 April.

It has yet to be confirmed whether they will play in the Conference North or South division next season.

The parade began at the club's Steel Park ground at 18:30 BST and headed for the Corby Cube.

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Image caption Corby sealed the title with a 3-2 over Poole, who finished second in the Southern Premier League

Stevie Noble, chairman of Corby Town since April 2014, said: "We've come back from the brink, tried to get the community involved with us and they have offered fantastic support.

"The open top bus is a thank you to the town."

Mr Noble said preparations for the Conference were already under way.

"Realistically, you're always trying to progress to the next division, so a realistic target next season is play-offs," he said.

Image caption The people of Corby offered the team "tremendous support", chairman Stevie Noble said
Image caption Crowds lined the roads to cheer as the players passed through the town in the bus parade
Image caption Youngsters were among the most enthusiastic supporters to turn out for the bus parade
Image caption Corby Town chairman Stevie Noble said the parade was a "thank you to the town"

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