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The current club were established in 2002 after the former York Wasps folded but Rugby in the city goes back all of the way to 1868, with Rugby League’s history going back to 1901.
The club are easy to recognise whenever they take to the field thanks to their amber and black playing strip but it can be much harder for fans to keep up with all of the latest club news.
At least that used to be the case as we here at 13v13 bring you all of the latest York Knights news headlines as and when a story breaks.
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York play at the fantastic York Community Stadium, which is a modern stadium featuring 4 all-seater stands that are finished with multi coloured seats so no matter what the attendance is, it always looks fuller than it is.
The club are based in the North Yorkshire city of York, which is on the edge of the sports heartlands and it is also one of the UK’s leading tourist destinations.
The clubs new home stadium is in the Huntington district of the city, to the south-east of the city centre and close to the A64 trunk road that links the city of Leeds to the Yorkshire coast via the A1/M1 and York.
Rugby League in the city has had a long and troubled history but the current club have managed to put that behind them and have enjoy not just a stable existence but also a progressive one.
Over the past couple of decades or so, the club have established themselves as a top semi-professional club, moved to a fantastic new stadium and they have also made themselves one of the leading clubs in the growing women’s games.
The first York Rugby club was established in 1868 as York Football Club, with the club also playing association football.
In 1895, the top clubs in the north of England broke away from the Rugby Football Union (RFU) to form their own ode of the sport known as the Northern union, which was the forerunner of the Rugby Football League (RFL).
The York club initially stayed with the RFU but the decision to join the new code was made in 1901.
The club would the go through periods of struggle and some periods of success but by 2002, the then York Wasps finances were in such dire straights that the club resigned from the RFL.
A new club was soon established by supporters and applied to join the sports 2nd tier but it was decided the club weren’t ready and in 2003, York would start over again in the 3rd tier.
A competition in the local newspaper saw the new name of the York City nights voted in and the initial club colours of blue and white been chosen.
The new York started life at their former Huntington Stadium, with their first home match been against Hull Kingston Rovers with a crowd of just over 3,000 fans.
In their first season, they would go onto reach the play offs but there 2nd season saw the club make it through to the quarter finals of the Challenge Cup, the semi finals of the Championship Cup and they finished second in the league but they would come up short in the play-offs.
The next season would see they gain promotion to the 2nd tier and end the season with a league record average attendance of 1,986.
That poor run would come back to haunt them however and they were soon relegated back to the 3rd tier.
It took until the 2010 season for the club to regain promotion when they defeated Oldham in the play-off final at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.
The club would struggle upon their return and finished in a relegation spot but with the Crusaders club folding, they get a reprieve.
It didn’t take long for the club lack of ambition to hit home however as they were relegated once again at the end of the 2013 season and with mistake after mistake been made by the clubs then owner, York were homeless, refused permission to operate a reserve side and looking into the oblivion.
In 2016, the club were put up for sale and thanks to the help of the York Council and the RFL ,the club were save and a new owner took over.
The decision was made to move to Bootham Crescent, home of the cities football club and they would return back to the clubs traditional colours of amber and black.
In April 2018, the club broke 2 world records when they defeated the West Wales Raiders by 114 points to nil to take the highest scoring record (previously held by the Huddersfield Giants when they defeated the Blackpool Gladiators in 1994) and the widest margin record (previously held by Barrow Raiders who defeated Nottingham City 138-0 in 1994).
In 2019, the club returned to the 2nd tier before announcing that they would change their name from the York City Knights to York RLFC in 2022.
In that change, the men’s team would become known as the York Knights and the clubs women’s team became known as the York Valkyrie.
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