Footballing hero Honoured at Bootham Crescent in York

04 July 2024

Bootham Crescent

The first of three street signs immortalising York City footballers has been installed on our Bootham Crescent development in York.

The family of York City legend Alf Patrick joined us on site to formally commemorate the naming of Alf Patrick Court.

Working with City of York Council and following a vote by York City supporters, three street names and four apartment buildings will all honour players and managers who graced the turf and dugouts of Bootham Crescent.

Steve Patrick, son of Alf, was at the site to do the honours along with his wife, Tracey, son David, daughter-in-law, Laura, and three-year-old granddaughter, Darcey.

Steve said: “We feel very proud that my dad's name will appear here at the place where he enjoyed playing football and representing York City.

"It's a proud moment for our family and he would have been honoured to know that his name is here now, but he'd be amazed too, as a boy growing up in York that one day he'd have a street named after him in his home city.”

Scott Waters, managing director, Yorkshire region said: “It’s a pleasure to be able to formally mark the naming of Alf Patrick Court in the company of Alf’s family.

“Given the special memories created here, we always wanted to ensure that the legacy of Bootham Crescent was preserved in a fitting manner.

“This really will be a unique place to live – a green development in the heart of York, steeped in sporting history.”

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