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  1. Yep they had around 4 or 5 cameras there and all the gear to go with it. Haha, the ground was like concrete, it was in an military base and they were doing drill and PT at sides while we played.
  2. Full highlights of the York & District tour to the Ukraine below. The lads had a fantastic time and a pretty successful tour winning 3/2 in the 9's tournament, been pipped in the final in the dying minutes. A great experience and the start of the Y&D tours. The Ukrainians were very welcoming and put a lot of effort in with us and the tournament. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ixgZfQ1vpcY
  3. What a fantastic idea, I for one would definitely partake. In a similar vein York & District are touring Ukraine in a couple of weeks to help promote the game there. We are all also planning to take some old shirts etc. to give to the local players which obviously over there they struggle to get and will help promote our great game.
  4. http://ydarl.pitchero.com/news/york--district-select-embark-on-historic-tour-18703/
  5. Haha no worries, I believe it was probably at the RI. Which have had a bit of investment on their pitches by RFU and their clubhouse but also money from Football foundation and others. They are good facilities but not really state of the art, more like good amateur Ines. Needless to say they don't want a RL club there but that's a whole other story.
  6. Not to hijack this and make it in to a us and then debate; They do spend big in schools particularly 1 or 2 here in York, with the caveat of not playing RL attached to it (not officially, but it is) in doing this though they have alienated other schools. They thrown the big bucks at a few and seemingly ignored the rest, where as the Knights are in every school working hard spreading the gospel of RL. Which in the long term will work out better. What I am interested in though is this state of the art 'rugby' academy, have you any more information on this? I'd say York is firmly an RL city (in terms of the rugby codes) it's the surrounding areas of North Yorkshire we need to crack. In 20 years I'd hope that the Knights are a top Championship team and the four York clubs are flourishing perhaps with 1 or 2 more springing up too. I realise this isn't a York thread but that bit caught my eye.
  7. I'd ask your advice about putting you on ignore but you'd talk a load of b*llocks about that too. Information here below about York's Foundation. CITY KNIGHTS FOUNDATION Welcome to the York City Knights Foundation, we are a registered charity (1112571) which works across York and North Yorkshire. All the work of the Foundation undertakes in our communities come under one of the following headings: Health / Community / Education / Rugby League The Foundation is run by Neil Gulliver and Adam Prentis Neil Gulliver, Foundation manager – I am from York and have worked in sport for over 15 years. My role is to lead the Foundation and its staff and to make sure we grow our partnerships and support the communities across our area. Adam Prentis, Delivery Manager – Originally from Leeds I studied at York St John University and have been involved with the Knights for over a decade. My role is to ensure the projects we are delivering are of a high quality and are providing the best environment for people to benefit from our projects. The Foundation has a vision of ‘Inspiring Communities and Changing Lives across York and North Yorkshire.’ The work you see on our pages in constantly evolving with many new projects in development so please do keep checking back to see how we are growing.
  8. Don't even start it mate, it really isn't worth the hassle.
  9. Now are you sure York Knights don't do that? And they haven't introduced players in to the squad through it? I will let you investigate that as I know the answer and I've got a terrible hangover from our clubs fantastic sporting dinner and I don't feel like suffering fools today.
  10. If you agree why are you saying SL clubs develop their own players?
  11. And who develops them for Hull and Cas? I said it's the amateur clubs that develop them, so I'm not sure what you're talking on about? It's just the youth set ups at pro / semi pro clubs which bring them on. York have brought plenty through (that started at amateur, so you can calm down before you start) without the help of others. Also I don't support York, I'm from here and like to see them do well.
  12. Well if that's the case you're arguing no one develops their own juniors, bar a couple of the newer teams. Of course all the teams use the ameteur clubs (not just NCL by the way) around the country to source their players for academy etc, where the hell else are they going to get them?! York and others have and will again produce their own players* with the help of amateur clubs as they don't run juniors from 7s-16s. *meaning they'll come through their academy^ and skolarship^ which will hopefully be back in place soon. ^or whatsoever they choose to call them.
  13. Yep wasn't sure where Adam played, I knew they lived over Hull somewhere. Ben may have played a few games there too, but he did 2 years at Lokos and Around 1 at NEAB, never the less he came through the York Knights youth system is what I was trying to say. As it was said none SL teams don't produce their own talent, evidently York do.
  14. Re: York's youth set up / Academy etc. Loads of lads came through it, Lineham (RU and York College), Brinning (Scarborough), Minnikin (Wetherby). Also numerous players now playing at the Knights, current captain Ed Smith (Acorn), Ben Dent (Lokos), Adam Dent, Harry Carter (Wakefield area), Tyler Craig who is now at Newcastle (Heworth). Probably some more too. There is loads of kids that go to SL and other Champ academies from York though, but when they don't 'make it' some come back others just give up on the game or go back to amateur. York have plans to set up a youth team once again because there is a plethora of talent in York and North Yorkshire that needs nurturing and given the chance of showing what they can do before they are lost to the game or never picked up, the club I think recognises this and are trying to do something about it. i could probably also name at least a team of York lads who have played elsewhere who could more than hold their own in League 1.
  15. Bob, I have tried to send you a private message but it seems you can't receive them, is your inbox full? Thanks
  16. That's fair enough, if that is what the players want then it would be silly to switch, perhaps you may run year round in the future to utilise hopefully your soon to be excellent facilities. Again a massive well done on your progression anyway, it is good news. Interestingly there are rumors flying around York about a new team being set up to play in the winter, are would say they are just that, rumors, but never say never.
  17. Congratulations to a club we had some enjoyable games against in the past. I really do hope you continue to improve your facilities, as I am sure better facilities do help attract more people to your club. I'm also looking at it from a very envious position as we are having difficulties in the ground department.The more clubs that have decent facilities the more attractive RL becomes. Hope to visit Thorne again one day if you ever re-enter a summer team.
  18. Where are you based Wardy? Maybe a suitable club could be sort for you?
  19. Central is, outer is Conservative so all the amateur clubs technically Tory. At the minute Knights are Labour, until they move.
  20. For us York Lokomotive, it is a shame we have had to drop down a few leagues, this owes to the fact we have had a few senior/experienced players retire. It really would have been nice to have been in Division 1 with the other 3 York clubs as it does contain clubs we have competed with over the last few years, but we have got a lot of young and inexperienced players this year (as well as a few old heads) and it will be more beneficial for us to start lower down. Overall though it looks like a good setup and the leagues are now beginning to settle which in future years will hopefully lead to a fixed structure of P&R, I really don't think it will be too long before the rest of those left in the Pennine league will come over. I'm also interested to know why some teams have not opted for the Alliance divisions?
  21. Glad people have taken heed of Spurrie about not sharing this . Anyway these are draft leagues and likely to change about a lot, for me they are way off the mark especially in the lower divisions. It will be good when we can have proper P&R once the leagues are settled, at least at the top end; Then you should all be in with teams of a similar ability. A while off yet though.
  22. It was decided to play it at a neutral venue, away from the four clubs grounds. And as Knights don't currently have a ground York RUFC was the best possible venue. We where made very welcome and well looked after, they've done a fair bit for RL over recent years. In saying that it would of been nice for an RL club to get all those bar takings. Perhaps if the concept carries on in the future maybe alternate it between the clubs.
  23. There will be a programme available Marauder.
  24. http://ydarl.pitchero.com/news/evans-memorial-game-17366/ This will be a fantastic day and would of been something Stuart would of thoroughly enjoyed, he would of loved to have reffed it too. Leigh and the rest of the organizers have done a fantastic job.
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