YORK is today waiting to learn if there will be an official celebration of the Minstermen winning promotion in their centenary year.

The congratulations, led by the Lord Mayor, Cllr Chris Cullwick, started to flow via social media the moment the final whistle blew at the LNER Community Stadium.

They came from all parts of city life and beyond, from politicians, schools, businesses, undergraduates, the Army, police, charities, the voluntary sector, religious and sporting organisations and others.

It is 10 years since York City FC, now based at LNER Community Stadium, had a bus top parade.

That was in 2012 when in one season, it won the FA Trophy and promotion back to the Football League after an eight-year absence.

In 2015-26 and 2016-17 double relegation plunged it into the National League (North) where it remained until yesterday's match.

Following the 2-0 win over Boston United in the play-off final, Cllr Cullwick tweeted: "Amazing News".

York Central MP Rachael Maskell said more: "Great news for York City FC and the whole of York. You have done us proud."

Applefields Secondary School for students with additional needs tweeted: "Dear York City FC well done to you all from all of us. More importantly thank you for what you have done to champion Jack and students like ours across the City and region. We cannot thank you enough.(Ps can you bring the trophy round?)"

Its pupil, stalwart Minsterman fan Jack Ratcliffe, 15, led his team onto the pitch at the play-off final.

Afterwards the club itself said: "Jack, you have been a symbol of our success this season. Thank you for your amazing reports which have inspired the team to promotion "

Elsewhere, praise for the Minstermen came from the Yorkshire Regiment, Little Vikings, York Gin who were toasting the success with a glass or two, University of York student newspaper, Visit York and York Hospital Radio.

York band Shed Seven said: " Yes!! Well played York City FC. We’re moving on up".

Yorkshire television personality Harry Gration tweeted: "Brilliant news for York City FC. Delighted for their supporters! Welcome to the National League and one step away from where they belong…"

The Revd Matt Woodcock, of BBC Radio 2's Thought for Today tweeted: "Sensational!" and filled out his character count with endless heart-eyed emojis.

York Mosque and Our Lady's RC Church in Acomb both tweeted their congratulations.

Among many schools singing the Ministermen's praises were Archbishop Holgate School which singled out its former student, York City goalkeeper Ryan Whitley, the Mount School for girls, which talked about "looking forward to the future, exciting things are ahead," and Alex Reed, headteacher of a Manchester primary school, who tweeted; "Brilliant".

Outside York, Milan Mikulka, chief business editor of Hospodarske (Economic) newspaper in Prague tweeted: (in Czech) "Sunderland promoted York promoted, good day today." Others tweeted their congratulations in Greek, French, Spanish and Italian.