‘Shooting Star’ Stocky stays for 2020!

Published: 29 October, 2019 - 5:55 pm

York City Knights are please to announce that former England Universities international forward Marcus Stock has signed a new deal for the 2020 Betfred Championship season.

The 23 year old initially signed from Hemel Stags 12 months ago as a relative unknown and went on to become an influential figure in James Ford’s squad on the way to a memorable third place finish, making 26 appearances in total, scoring 7 tries and earning the ‘Shooting Star’ award at the club’s end of season Gala dinner last week.

Head Coach Ford said: “We were all pleased with the rate at which Marcus developed last season. This was down to Marcus’s approach to training and acting on feedback, as long as this approach continues I’m sure he’ll kick on to new levels.

“Marcus has great footwork, distribution skills and intelligence that could make him a key member of our squad if he continues to show the same drive and grit.

“The exciting thing is that Marcus is still a young man and has his best years of rugby in front of him.”

Stock added: “The change in environment from bottom of League 1 to the top of the Championship has been a dream come true for me, it was an easy decision to re-sign for an amazing club that is going places.

“With the move to the new stadium next year hopefully we can take the amazing Bootham Crescent atmosphere with us from 2019 into 2020.”

The 19 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, Danny Washbrook, Chris Clarkson, James Green, Ben Johnston and Will Sharp.

2020 Player Sponsorships are now on sale from just £850 + VAT. Email info@yorkcityknights.com 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 z.ingledew@yorkcityknights.com or call 01904 876527 for further details!