Cockayne to leave Knights role

Published: 9 August, 2019 - 12:00 pm
Following his recent retirement announcement, Ben Cockayne is now set to leave the club in order to take a coaching role with former club Hull Kingston Rovers.
Announcing his departure from the club he has served on-field and, since late 2018 as partnerships manager, off-field, Cockayne said:
Due to my recent retirement from the game with a serious knee injury I have decided to take up a coaching opportunity with Hull KR. 
 
It’s an opportunity for me to stay in the game and have a responsibility for the youth coming through at the club that I spent 10 years of my career playing at. 
 
Due to the commitments to this role I am no longer in a position to continue my off field role with York. 
 
It’s been a great 18 months – 2 years at York both on and off the field. 
 
I wanted to use this opportunity to thank you all for doing business with me & the club and being a huge part of the clubs recent successes. 
 
It’s been a great pleasure to know and meet all of you and many of you whom I’m sure I will stay in touch with outside of the game. 
 
Wishing you continued success in your respective businesses & your fantastic partnership with York City Knights. The club are well and truly going places and you all have an amazing journey ahead with the club. 
 
For any enquiries regarding club partnerships/sponsorships contact  info@yorkcityknights.com
 
Best wishes 
 
Ben
 
The club wish to thank Ben for his efforts both on and off field during his time with the Knights with chairman Jon Flatman noting the importance of Ben’s work with developing community links. “Ben has been great for the club, both on and off field, and his work with partners has been excellent. Of course, as a team we will continue to develop these links going forward,” he remarked.
Everyone at the Knights would like to take this time to wish Ben well with his future coaching career at Hull KR – you’ll always be welcome back here Ben!