Mailbox: Remember the positives at York despite stadium delays

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Dear James,

York City Knights have recently had some further delays on the new Community Stadium announced which has caused some negative press across the various papers and social media which we cannot afford to impact on the positive work being done and the achievements of the club in the last two years plus a cracking start to the campaign to date.

As a long standing York RL fan I can only voice my personal opinion regarding the recent announcement of further delays to the Community stadium.
Disappointing, annoying, head scratching………all  of these yes, BUT please remember………..
– York City Knights are in the best most professional shape of their life both on and off the pitch
– We have a brilliant professional Chairman, General Manager, back office team and loads of volunteers
– We have a top class coach in James Ford
– We have an ever growing fan base with some of the best supporters in rugby league
-The team are geared up to be competitive in the Championship, the nilling of Barrow a very good Championship side being good evidence, albeit we are taking one game at a time
-We are in year 2 of a 3 year plan and at least meeting if not exceeding all goals so far
-We have a clear Goal and Vision and Values
– We are the only  North Yorkshire based professional RL club and have 150 years heritage in the City
– We have created a superb pathway for local players to play professional RL
– our ladies team now play in SL
– recently we became one of the founder member clubs of the Learning & Disability RL to be launched at end of May
– We have a well established brand which is constantly gaining traction in the City and surrounding areas
– We WILL  get our new stadium at some point which despite some fans not wanting to move will create so many more opportunities for the  club to flourish that we all MUST understand how significant this move will be to the future of our brilliant club
I love this club and everything it is doing, and I’m not alone in that
I could go on but will end with keep the faith, stay on the Knights crusade and we will get there!!!! #upthekneets
Andy Knowles
Editor’s comment: The stadium delay is just that, a delay, and by the start of 2020, York will have a stadium capable of taking them to Super League. With a big, affluent city to attract fans and sponsors from, the Knights have a very bright future indeed.

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