Squadbuilder fund Marsh stay!

Published: 9 October, 2019 - 5:55 pm

York City Knights are delighted to announce that Matty Marsh has become the latest player to sign up for the 2020 Betfred Championship season, thanks to the help of Squadbuilder.

The 24 year old is a classy operator who is equally as comfortable at either full back or half back, and becomes the 11th member of James Ford’s 2020 roster. He progressed through the ranks at Hull KR, winning the Academy Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year accolades. He went on to make 42 appearances for the Robins, including 7 Super League appearances in 2018.

Marsh made an important contribution to the Knights 2018 League 1 winning team in 12 dual registered appearances, scoring 10 tries. He then signed a permanent deal for 2019, ending as the team’s top try scorer with 16 tries in 26 games as the Knights earned a top three finish in the Betfred Championship.

Knights Head Coach James Ford said: “I’m really pleased to re-sign Matty, I felt he had a good season and has plenty of development left in him. He’s still learning the details of full back, and I was pleased by the rate of this learning.

“I genuinely believe Matty could kick in and provide us with X-Factor moments at key stages in big games – as long as his attitude remains towards hard work and learning.

“I’d like to thank the efforts of our supporters and specifically Squadbuilder for their hard work and continuing commitment, which is enabling us to plan and build for what will hopefully be another successful season.”

Marsh added: “For me, there is no better club I’d rather play for, to be part of this group and what we have achieved this year was outstanding and it was a easy decision to stay.

“We know we can we can improve on this year too, which is really exciting. To see the following of fans we had this year and what it meant to them was awesome and I want to stay part of that!”

2020 season tickets, memberships and tickets for the Knights Gala Dinner at York Racecourse on Saturday, October 19th are all available now. Book your tickets today by emailing Zillah Ingledew at z.ingledew@yorkcityknights.com or call 01904 876850 for further details!