York City Football Club Foundation renews partnership with our Yorkshire region at Persimmon Homes

25 September 2023

York City Football Club Foundation and the York-based region have renewed their partnership for another season.

Representatives from Persimmon were at the LNER community stadium on Saturday to mark the agreement as York got their first win of the season against Southend United.

The support provided by Persimmon will once again underpin the Foundation’s City Kick About sessions and the Community Tickets programme which gives local young people the chance to watch York City for free at designated fixtures.

This year’s agreement will see Persimmon cover the cost of 6 such fixtures with the first being last Saturday’s thumping three-nil victory over Southend.

Last season almost 2,500 young City fans took up the chance to watch City for free with another five such chances still to come this season.

Led by the Foundation’s FA qualified coaches, City Kick About sessions meanwhile run at 2 venues across York two evenings a week, 48 weeks of the year and give all 8-17 year olds access to play football for just £1.

Paula Stainton, YCFC Foundation Manager, said, “Thanks to the support we received last year, we’ve enabled so many young people to both watch football as well as take part in over 150 hours of positive community based physical activity sessions.

“We can’t thank Persimmon enough for their ongoing support, without which we would not be able to offer these impactful initiatives.

“It’s been great establishing the relationship with Persimmon and we are looking forward to building the partnership long term.”

Scott Waters, Managing Director for Yorkshire region said: “We’re delighted to be renewing our partnership with the York City FC Foundation.

“As a York company it’s particularly rewarding for us to be able to support the invaluable work the York City FC Foundation undertakes in our home city.

“We’re looking forward to working with Paula and the Foundation team over the coming year to help further the impact of these fantastic initiatives.”

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