York St John Rugby League

The wide-ranging partnership between York City Knights and principal partner York St John University extends to their Men’s Student Union Rugby League team.

They’re coached by Men’s 1st team staff member and Foundation coach Will Leatt and get access to the University’s fantastic facilities on Haxby Road for their two training sessions a week, which involves a field and gym session.

 The partnership has been in place since 2019 and that first season saw the team promoted to the Northern 1A division and reach a Cup semi-final whilst maintaining a squad of 25 players.

 “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with the different groups of students we’ve had in the club for the last two years, and going into our third year together things are looking really promising again. We’ve currently got somewhere between 25 to 30 students in the squad and have some really encouraging training sessions ahead of the 2021/22 season”.