Flatman positive on York stadium

York City Knights Chairman Jon Flatman says the club remains in regular contact with the developers of the new community stadium it will eventually move into.

The Knights’ move away from Bootham Crescent has been delayed on a number of occasions as the 8,005 capacity ground nears completion.

But the site has remained open in recent weeks and Flatman is hopeful of at least being able to show James Ford and his backroom staff around the facility in the near future.

Flatman said: “We’ve been having regular conversations with the contractors.

“There are no defects at the stadium but there have been some small snagging issues that need to be resolved.

“We’ve been informed that practical completion is a matter of days and weeks away.

“There are then some protocols around testing to obtain a safety certificate, both for playing behind closed doors and having attendances at matches.

“But it’s all extremely positive.

“In the near future we hope that we’ll be able to take the playing and performance staff up there for the first time for a taste of what they will be using.”

Last week Knights forward Danny Washbrook completed his 380-mile static bike challenge, raising £2,000 for charity.

The former Hull FC backrower cycled the distance of the cancelled Tour de Yorkshire in 10-mile segments over the course of 38 days.

Wash brook was raising money for the NHS Charities Together and the Dove House Hospice, which is based in Hull.

To contribute to Washbrook’s JustGiving page, which remains open, visit: justgiving.com/team/dwashfundraising.