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First Bus becomes York RLFC Partner for third season

York RLFC are delighted to announce that First Bus will be continuing as an official Partner for a third season to support the Club and the Bus Operator's green goals.

To celebrate the agreement, Knights and Valkyrie players broke off from training at the York St John University Sports Park to unveil a new fully-wrapped double-decker showing off the Club’s new branding, including the reigning League Leaders' Shield holders in the Betfred Women's Super League, York Valkyrie.

Two drivers and York RLFC fans, Pete and Shantell, took the bus to training and had a chance to meet and chat with the players.

The bus is one of the zero emission fleet that operates on the Park and Ride network, running on Service 9 to the Monks Cross site, a short walk to York RLFC's LNER Community Stadium home ground.

Both organisations will work together to promote the sustainability ambitions throughout this season.

The Service 9 will be in operation for Sunday's double header when York Valkyrie face Hull KR in the Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup (12pm) and the Knights take on London Broncos in the Betfred Championship (3pm).

The First Bus logo also appears on the Valkyrie shirts as well as the Knights socks.

York RLFC Chairman Clint Goodchild said: "I'm delighted to maintain our Partnership with First York into a third season and continue the relationship between the two parties.

"First Bus provides fantastic exposure of the York RLFC brand in the heart of our city as well as offering our supporters an essential transport service to the LNER Community Stadium."

Lucy Mottram, Marketing Manager for First Bus in York, said: “This cements our already strong links with the Club and we’re delighted to promote the development of both teams as well as supporting greener options for fan travel.”

First Bus has a clear strategy to reduce emissions and create cleaner air in towns and cities.

The all-electric fleet marks its second anniversary this month and is being expanded

with the return of re-powered single-decker buses boasting an all-new electric system.

Mottram added: “This Partnership builds on our shared goal of helping to reduce the carbon footprint of rugby league fans.

“We are ready to do more to connect local people to the Club they love and will continue to be at the heart of the matchday experience to help fans see the players in action.

“Taking the bus is not only a more sustainable way to travel it also helps to reduce congestion, which is a benefit to all road users.”

York Knights return to Betfred Championship action on Sunday (3pm) against London Broncos at the LNER Community Stadium as part of a double header, with York Valkyrie facing Hull KR earlier that afternoon (12pm) in the Betfred Women's Challenge Cup.

Tickets for the double header are priced at £20 for Adults, £15 for Concessions (17-21-year-olds and over-65s) and FREE for Under-16s. General admission tickets can be purchased online HERE.

For Hospitality tickets, please email or call the Club Shop on 01904 670880 (Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm)..


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