York City Knights
York City Knights are a Championship One rugby team and have been in operation since 2003.
- York City Knights are a Championship One rugby team and have been in operation since 2003. In their first year, the Knights made the National League Two play-offs. The following year they were narrowly beaten in the play-off final by Halifax. York City Knights appointed Michael "Mick" Cook as their new head coach in 2005 as part of a partnership with Super League club Leeds Rhinos, they were champions and promoted automatically in his first year as Knights coach. As well as gaining promotion to National League One, 2005 saw the club reach the fifth round of the Challenge Cup, as well as having the highest crowd average for National League Two teams, of 1,986.
- The Knights' game against Hunslet on 25 May 2005 drew a crowd of 3,224 which was a record for National League Two. On 26 September 2010, the Knights won the Co-operative Championship League 1 Play-Off Grand Final to earn promotion to the Championship. They beat Oldham Roughyeds 25–6 at the Haliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington. The Knights had finished the regular season 13 points behind their final opponents. For full information on the Rugby League Club visit the official website at: www.yorkcityknights.co.uk