Captain Spears to play on in 2020!

Published: 7 November, 2019 - 5:55 pm

York City Knights are delighted to announce that experienced Captain Tim Spears has signed a new deal for the 2020 Betfred Championship season.

The vastly experienced 35 year old forward was one of the first players to join the Knights under Jon Flatman at the start of 2017 after eight successful seasons at Featherstone. He was an influential figure as the Knights secured a memorable 2018 Betfred League 1 title and automatic promotion to the Championship, making 28 appearances in total and scoring six tries.

Spears continued those leadership qualities in 2019 with 22 appearances and two tries in the Knights’ memorable third place finish in the Betfred Championship.

Head Coach James Ford said: “I’m delighted that Tim is going round again. The leadership qualities he brings to this club are immensely important and central to the progress we’ve made. He demands the absolute maximum from everyone around him and his mentality is infectious.

“Tim is still very much focused on being better and that philosophy is a York City Knights trait.”

Spears added: “I am proud and delighted to have agreed a new deal and I am looking forward to next year Immensely.  The Championship is a high quality competition that challenges you almost every week for a good 8 months.

“The boys are on their way back from holidays and we are all very committed to working as hard as we can for the next few months to be the best version of York City Knights we can be.

“There’s a great feeling around the place and I’m really excited about the challenges and opportunities that the 2020 Championship will bring, especially in the brand new stadium.”

The 21 players now currently signed on for 2020 are: Joe Porter, Sam Scott, Jack Teanby, Jason Bass, Connor Robinson, Kriss Brining, Matty Marsh, Perry Whiteley, Ronan Dixon, Will Jubb, Jordan Baldwinson, Brad Hey, Liam Salter, Marcus Stock, Josh Jordan-Roberts, Tim Spears, Danny Washbrook, Chris Clarkson, James Green, Ben Johnston and Will Sharp.

2020 Player Sponsorships are now on sale from just £850 + VAT. Email for more info, and act fast to support your favourite player!

2020 season tickets and memberships are all available now. Secure your place in the brand new Community Stadium today by emailing Zillah Ingledew at or call 01904 876527 for further details!