Exeter Chiefs to Commemorate Women’s Season with Open-Top Bus Parade

After just two seasons the Exeter Chiefs Women Team have not only won the Allianz Cup but also made runners up to the Premier 15s Finals. A massive feat in itself.

In a statement, the club said: “In only their second season together, this incredible group led by head-coach Susie Appleby, have laid the foundations for a legacy of Women’s Rugby in the Southwest and broken the monopoly of success which the London based clubs have enjoyed for several seasons.

“It has long been a tradition of the club to mark major milestones with an Open Top Bus parade, and the achievements of this squad deserve no less celebration.

“The buses will travel from St James’ Park, making their way along Sidwell Street and the High Street, before arriving at the Guildhall where the team will be greeted with a civic reception hosted by the Lord Mayor of Exeter.

“Members of the coaches and playing squad will take to the Guildhall balcony to raise their Allianz Cup trophy and celebrate with fans!

The Lord Mayor of Exeter, Cllr Yolonda Henson says: “We as a City couldn’t be more prouder of the Exeter Chiefs Womens Team who have accomplished so much in such a short time. We look forward to welcoming the team to the Guildhall and encourage all our supporters to come out and celebrate this huge achievement”

The open-top buses will leave St James Park at 6pm on Monday 6th June and make their way to Bedford Square where the players will get off the buses and meet their supporters. They will then head off to the Historic Guildhall for 6.30pm where a small reception hosted by the Lord Mayor of Exeter will take place.

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