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City's Feeder Clubs
City's Feeder Clubs

Buidling better links with local junior football

York City first announced its Feeder Club initiative on 29th March 2003, just a day after the Trusts Rescue Package was completed. At the time, Graham Kilby, from the Trust Board and a co-founder of City Youth Development Fund, comments: We have worked to put in place the feeder clubs initiative to help build better links between the Football Club and the local amateur game, particularly at youth level. There are benefits for both the local clubs and for York City.


During 2004/05, with the addition of Wigginton and Rawcliffe, the number of affiliated clubs has grown to eight - the other 6 being Copmanthorpe - Pocklington - Hamilton Panthers - Stamford Bridge - Poppleton - New Earswick


The main objectives of the arrangements are to: - Build better links between York City and the local community - Aid development of amateur and youth football in the York area - Provide York based footballers with better access to the professional game The feeder clubs should seek to: - Offer excellent sports facilities - Help raise the profile of YCFC within the local community - Identify potential players to play football at a professional level As part of scheme, during the course of the season each Feeder Club is entitled to a Club Day Out at Bootham Crescent to watch a Game. The under 16s are admitted free and the adults pay.


During the last few homes games of the season a number of the feeder clubs have been/will be attending Bootham Crescent on matchday.

 
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