Knights go Retro for Doncaster!

Published: 3 July, 2018 - 2:00 pm

As part of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the original York club, the Knights are taking a trip down memory lane at Bootham Crescent this Sunday with a very special ‘Retro Round’ of Betfred League 1 action against Doncaster RLFC.

We are hoping to see a big, noisy crowd full of colourful retro-ness when the game gets underway at 3pm, and we will have two special half-time prizes of a signed ball for a fan in the best old school shirt – both for York fans and Doncaster fans!

Also, we would like to invite all former players of both teams to come and enjoy what should be a thrilling match on the field and take the chance to catch up with their old team mates.

If you are a former player and would like to come to the game, all you have to do is email Gav Wilson at media@yorkcityknights.com by 5pm Friday to put your name down on the list for free entry.

Wilson said: “It is always a great occasion whenever York play Doncaster, as we have already seen at the Keepmoat earlier this season. The fans from both clubs really get behind their teams and hopefully we will see more of the same in the Bootham Crescent sunshine this Sunday.

“On a personal level, I’m looking forward to catching up with some of my childhood heroes growing up, as there were a few on both sides!

Finally, the Knights will be working with Dementia Forward and the Alzheimers Society to work towards becoming a Dementia Friendly Club.

In partnership with York St John University and Miller’s fish and chip shop in Haxby, the Knights already run a successful monthly fish and chip Friday event targeting people who are as risk of loneliness and isolation as well having supported events specifically for people with dementia.

The Knights have plans to not only extend their events and sessions to more people in the community but to make match days more accessible to people with Dementia and to offer training to our staff and volunteers.

Neil Gulliver, General Manager, said: “As a club and foundation we want to be at the heart of our community and with so many people being affected by this disease we hope that by working towards being a dementia friendly club we can make a difference to the lives of more people.”

“We hope all fans and former players of both clubs can help us really kickstart this wonderful initiative at Bootham Crescent this Sunday!”

For more information or to contact the Knights please contact n.gulliver@yorkcityknights.com.

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