SWINDON Robins will celebrate their SGB Premiership title triumph with a homecoming celebration at the Abbey Stadium next week.

Members of the triumphant 2017 line-up will parade the trophy in front of their own supporters in a special celebration Thursday, October 19.

Swindon made history by overturning a four-point first leg deficit to defeat Wolverhampton Wolves at Monmore Green last Wednesday, to clinch their first top-flight title for five years.

The event will also see the Swindon Advertiser’s Robins’ Rider of the Year winner named and presented with their award, voted for by readers.

Robins team boss Alun Rossiter said: “Everyone at the club has wanted to have this homecoming from the moment we won the final.

“Everyone was down after we lost the first leg and even though it was amazing to win it like we did away from home, we knew winning it on the road would mean only a minority of our fans would be able to make the trip and enjoy the win.

“But I have to say what incredible support we got from that minority. I would like to think that people will come and support it. It will work in quite nicely as we will do that on the Thursday, then we will parade the trophy at the County Ground on the Saturday.

“We have been invited down by Swindon Town when they play against Wycombe, so it’s really nice that they want to recognise our success.”

The team will head out on parade at approximately 7.15pm with all the Robins present apart from Australia-bound Jason Doyle, who will be preparing for the final Grand Prix of the season in Melbourne as he chases a first world title.

The victorious Robins will then head out into the crowd to sign autographs and pose for photographs, before heading up to the bar with the supporters.

The gates and middle bar will be open to the public from 6.30pm with admission and parking free on the night, although the club will ask for donations to the Speedway Riders Benevolent Fund.

“We are missing Jason but that’s just the way the cookie crumbles, unfortunately,” added Rossiter.

“He has got other things to go for. He has a tick list, he has ticked off league title winner now he wants to tick off being world champion.

“Barring a catastrophe, I think he will do it.

“He will get so much pressure from the media and the secret for him is to keep it low-key so I think that’s why he is going out to Australia now.”