Knights pre-season schedule confirmed

Published: 5 November, 2019 - 8:50 pm

York City Knights will prepare for the 2020 Betfred Championship season with a trio of warm up fixtures against their Yorkshire rivals.

James Ford’s squad will shake off any festive cobwebs with a trip to Featherstone Rovers on Sunday 5th January (3pm), looking for revenge after a series of memorable clashes in 2019, including the Championship play-off semi-final.

York will then welcome Halifax for their second tune up two weeks later on Sunday 19th January (3pm) in a fixture that will see new signings Ben Johnston and Will Sharp face their former club. The Knights completed a league double over Fax in 2019 and will look to continue that record here.

Rounding off what will hopefully be a useful pre-season schedule will be a trip to Dewsbury’s Tetley’s Stadium to take on John Kear’s Bradford Bulls on Sunday January 26th (3pm). Like Halifax, the Knights beat the Bulls both home and away in two fantastic Championship games in 2019, and will hopefully produce a strong performance as players try to earn a shirt for Round 1 at the beginning of February.

Head Coach James Ford said: “I’m happy with the program we have lined up. We want to have a look at all the squad and I’m sure the supporters will be as eager as I am to see the new players settle in and see how the combinations are shaping up.

“We want to give ourselves the best opportunity coming into what will be a tough Championship season and get close to the standards we set ourselves heading into Round 1 – We want to go into that game in form.

“These games give the players a real opportunity to force their way into the team for that game – they will all desperate to play in it – and they give the supporters opportunity to see what we’re about this year.”

Tickets for all three games are available from the Knights office at York St John sports campus on Haxby Road, or by calling 01904 876527.

Admission prices at Featherstone are £10 Adults & Concessions and £3 Juniors.

Admission prices against Halifax are £15 Adults, £10 Concessions and FREE for U16’s (please note: this game is a shared gate).

Admission prices at the Tetley’s Stadium are as follows:

South Stand/Beaumont Terrace (Standing)

Adults – £15 (On The Gate: £17)

Concessions – £10 (On The Gate: £12)

Junior Season Ticket Holders – FREE

Junior Non-Season Ticket Holders – £3

Under-5s – FREE

North Stand (Seating)

Adults – £15 (On The Gate: £17)

Concessions – £10 (On The Gate: £12)

Junior Season Ticket Holders – FREE

Junior Non-Season Ticket Holders – £3

Under-5s – FREE

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

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