Parade to mark Swans victory

Thousands of people line the streets of Swansea for a parade to welcome home Swansea City players after their victory in Wembley on Sunday.

Cup win 'fantastic moment' for Swansea

Sunday's victory marked Swansea's first major cup in the club's 100-year history and means Michael Laudrup's side have now qualified to play in Europe next season.

This is a fantastic moment for the Swans and for Swansea as a whole. After their promotion to the Premier League, Sunday's events open a new chapter in a remarkable success story for our city's football team.

I'm sure thousands of fans will want to line the route and be part of an event that will be remembered for years to come.

– Cllr Dennis James, Lord Mayor of Swansea

This is an exciting achievement and we have pulled out all the stops to get the victory parade organised as quickly as possible and we're sure it's going to be a tremendous success.

We hope everyone who comes along has a great time, but the safety of the participants and the public is paramount. For this reason, we would ask all spectators to stay behind the safety barriers and follow the any instructions that they may get from the safety stewards.

– Cllr David Philips, Swansea City Council leader

Civic reception to welcome home players

Thousands of fans are expected to line the streets of Swansea to welcome home their football heroes. The open-top bus parade will kick-off from outside the Dragon Hotel at 4.30pm.

The parade will travel along Kingsway to West Way before moving along St Helen's Road to the city's Guildhall, where a civic reception will be held. Road closures will be in place during the parade on a rolling basis and will be reopened as soon as the parade has passed.

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Victory parade set for Swansea

Swansea players celebrating
Swansea players started the celebrations on Sunday after storming to victory over Bradford City Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Fans will have their chance to share the celebrations with Swansea City players today. The team will take pride of place on an open top bus at the head of a victory parade through the city this afternoon.

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