Newcastle Knights

  • Doncaster Knights Sign With XBlades Sports

    X Blades Sports has become Championship club, Doncaster Knights’ official kit supplier ahead of the 2017/18 season. The three-year partnership starts as the Knights return for pre-season with XBlades tasked to use their expertise as a leading manufacturer and retailer of rugby clothing, equipment and footwear to provide new kit plus a new range of supporter and leisurewear which will be available to purchase at Castle Park and online. The kit manufacturer already works with a number of rugby u...

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  • York City Knights Transfer Of Ownership Complete

    York City Knights Ltd and York City Knights Holdings Ltd have confirmed that the ownership of both companies has now been transferred from John Guildford to Jon Flatman. The Championship 1 club said that they will announce further developments under the new ownership in due course relating to but not limited to players, sponsors, partners, merchandise and season tickets. The new chairman, Jon Flatman, stated: 'I would like to thank John Guildford for the manner in which he has delivered a debt f...

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  • Knights Fans Call For Chairman To Go

    The wrangling over the future of York City Knights and their potential new home at the new Community Stadium in the city has reached the point where fans have set up an online petition to call for the removal of John Guildford as chairman. The Knights are due to play their first home game in Kingstone Press League 1 against Coventry Bears on 26 April but do not currently have a home and the petition has received 965 signatures in the space of just over a week. A statement from the club last week...

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  • Knights Homeless After York Council Dispute

    York City Knights have been forced to re-arrange a friendly fixture with Hull FC and face an uncertain future after supposed plans for a groundshare with York City FC were put on hold. The game was scheduled to take place against Hull FC at Bootham Crescent next weekend but will now be played at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster. The loss of the home game will be a cost of over £10,000 to the club and the Knights are effectively homeless after their lease of Huntington Stadium was ended as pa...

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  • York Not Eligible For Promotion

    The RFL has confirmed that the York City Knights are not currently eligible for promotion to the Kingstone Press Championship should they qualify for and win the 2016 Kingstone Press League One promotion final due to be played on October 2nd. Despite working with the club over recent weeks, the York City Knights have been unable to provide the RFL with security of tenure at a ground that meets the necessary standards until the end of the 2017 season. This is a requirement under section A2:5 of t...

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  • York Get Double Stadium Boost

    After a change of ownership last year, York City Knights have been given a double boost with the news that they’ll be back playing at Bootham Crescent ground this season and that the new community stadium project is looking more likely following a judicial review. Contracts between the club's new owners and City of York Council have finally been signed allow the team to play at York City FC's home for the 2017 and 2018 seasons as part of the local authority's Community Stadium scheme. Concerns...

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  • Hull KR Appoint New Head Coach

    Hull KR have appointed Australian Craig Sandercock as their new head coach. The 42-year-old, who has been assistant coach at Newcastle Knights for the last two seasons after previously being with Manly Sea Eagles, will succeed Justin Morgan on a two-year contract, with the option of a third season at Craven Park. Sandercock, a one-time economics teacher who had a brief spell at London Broncos in his playing days, got the nod ahead of former Canterbury Bulldogs head coach Kevin Moore and South S...

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  • York Left Without A Ground And Clutching At Straws

    Championship One side, York City Knights are facing more than just a venue availability problem as York City football club have blocked them from using the Bootham Crescent ground they share. Just 48 hours after doubts were raised over where sunday's League One Super 8s opener against Doncaster would be held, it has become apparent the situation regarding their groundshare with York City is so troublesome the club are on the brink of folding. A decision on their future is likely to be made by cl...

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  • Action But No Solution In York

    Since the news broke last week that York City Knights were in danger of imploding before the end of the season, there have been a number of developments but no clear solution. A joint statement on Friday July 22nd from the RFL, York Council and York City FC said they "firmly believe there is a future for professional rugby league in York". On July 25th, John Guildford the owner of the club since 2002 announced the handing over of the club, subject to contracts to Gary Dickenson Cfast Ltd as a ...

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  • Carlsberg To Sponsor Doncaster Knights

    Carlsberg has struck a deal to become the principal shirt sponsor of ambitious SSE National League 1 side Doncaster Knights for the forthcoming season. The brand, which owns Tetley’s brewery in nearby Leeds, has extended its pouring rights deal at Castle Park for a further four years as well as signing the agreement to have its branding on the front of all shirts and Gary Puckering says it is a good move for the firm. “This builds on our long-standing relationship with the club at Castle Par...

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