SWINDON ROBINS: Robins set for civic reception

This Is Wiltshire: Robins skipper Hans Andersen Robins skipper Hans Andersen

SWINDON’S Elite League title-winning triumph is to be honoured with a civic reception in nine days’ time.

Robins bosses and team members will be involved in the Christmas lights switch-on on Thursday, November 22, following a trip to the Mayor’s parlour earlier in the afternoon.

They will enjoy drinks and snacks in the presence of the Mayor and Mayoress before moving on to Wharf Green for a big night of entertainment which is expected to attract a crowd of around 15,000 spectators.

Skipper Hans Andersen and fellow Dane Peter Kildemand will both be flying in for the event, andwill be joined by fellow Robins stars Troy Batchelor and Simon Stead, along with co-promoters Gary Patchett and Alun Rossiter.

Rossiter said: “It’s really nice to be receiving this recognition for our achievements. We’re proud to have brought some success to Swindon and we’re all really looking forward to the day.

“The lights switch-on is an event which has got bigger and better every year in Swindon, we're delighted to be involved and it’s a great chance for our fans to come along and enjoy it.

“Obviously Nick (Morris) and Doyley (Jason Doyle) have already flown home, and Steady actually goes off to Australia the very next day and then Troy shortly after, so it’s good to have them here along with Hans and Peter who are flying in especially.”

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5:20pm Tue 13 Nov 12

gambon says...

They deserve more than this but at least it is a start.
They deserve more than this but at least it is a start. gambon
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7:01pm Tue 13 Nov 12

mancrobin says...

Good to see some official recognition for a great achievement. They have done the town proud this year.

Well done boys!
Good to see some official recognition for a great achievement. They have done the town proud this year. Well done boys! mancrobin
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8:35pm Tue 13 Nov 12

52Chalkie says...

What a brilliant gesture for the Danes to go to the trouble of making the journey back to Swindon for the reception and lights on!
What a brilliant gesture for the Danes to go to the trouble of making the journey back to Swindon for the reception and lights on! 52Chalkie
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12:49pm Thu 15 Nov 12

oldlegtrailer says...

Don't expect a lot from Swindon Council
they might stretch to beans on toast and a cuppa tea but no Champers and Caviar.
Don't expect a lot from Swindon Council they might stretch to beans on toast and a cuppa tea but no Champers and Caviar. oldlegtrailer
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