York City Knights will kick-off our 2022 Betfred Championship campaign – and Premier Sports’ new Monday night coverage slot – with a plum tie against much-fancied Featherstone Rovers at the LNER Community Stadium on Monday 31st January!
After preparing for the campaign with friendlies against Midlands Hurricanes and Castleford Tigers, our match will see the Knights looking to break down Featherstone’s ‘Blue Wall,’ with Head Coach James Ford’s new-look team keen to set a marker down in front of what will be a bumper crowd to kick off the new broadcast slot.
Now led by four-time Super League Grand Final winning Head Coach Brian McDermott, the Knights have had several memorable matches against Rovers over the years, including last year’s AB Sundecks 1895 Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, a match James Ford’s men will be keen to get revenge for on the opening weekend.
The Monday night slot is a new one for Betfred Championship clubs and, at the Knights, we are thrilled at the prospect of kickstarting the Premier Sports coverage of the competition with a spectacle on the field!
Other standout matches that Knights fans will be looking out for include a home match against rivals Bradford Bulls on Sunday 14th August, as well as a first trip to London Broncos’ new stadium at Plough Lane (Cherry Red Records Stadium) on Sunday 6th March.
As well as Monday nights, we are delighted to also be hosting fixtures on a Friday and Saturday evening throughout the campaign as we look to showcase our stadium and club under the lights. The LNER Community Stadium will see the Knights play host to now full-time Newcastle Thunder on Saturday April 16th and Sheffield Eagles on Friday 26th August as we look to send our fans into the Bank Holiday weekend in style!
Over the first weekend of June, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, sees an extended Bank Holiday weekend with the Knights facing Sheffield Eagles at 3pm on Thursday 2nd at the Olympic Legacy Park before facing London Broncos at the LNER Community Stadium the following Sunday.
All fixtures until our Round Ten clash against Barrow Raiders on Monday May 2nd, also live on Premier Sports, have been confirmed, giving us two televised matches in the opening weeks of the campaign.
Matches scheduled for Round Eleven and beyond are subject to change for Premier Sports coverage.
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As part of the new broadcast arrangement, Premier Sports are offering Season Members a special offer on a year’s subscription and, with over forty matches being televised including one Betfred Championship match and each clash from Summer Bash, fans can subscribe to the channel for just £80 per year.
To sign up for this offer, you simply need to complete the form below. Please note – if you don’t have a registered email address, you can contact the Knights Office on 01904 670880.
2022 Season Memberships are on sale now, with adults able to take in all the action for just £175 at an average price of just over £14 per match!
Full information on our range of Season Membership packages is available at yorkcityknights.com/22Memberships.
R1 – Featherstone Rovers (H) – Monday 31st January 7:30pm – PREMIER SPORTS R2 – Dewsbury Rams (H) Sunday 6th February 3pm R3 – Batley Bulldogs (A) Sunday 13th February 3pm R4 – Leigh Centurions (H) Sunday 20th February 3pm R5 – London Broncos (A) Sunday 6th March 3pm R6 – Widnes Vikings (H) Sunday 20th March 3pm R7 – Workington Town (A) Sunday 3rd April 2pm R8 – Newcastle Thunder (H) Saturday 16th April 6pm R9 – Whitehaven (H) Sunday 24th April 3pm R10 – Barrow Raiders (A) Monday 2nd May 7:45pm – PREMIER SPORTS R11 – Bradford Bulls (A) Sunday 15th May 3pm R12 – Halifax Panthers (H) Sunday 22nd May 3pm R13 – Sheffield Eagles (A) Thursday 2nd June 3pm R14 – London Broncos (H) Sunday 5th June 3pm R15 – Widnes Vikings (A) Sunday 12th June 3pm R16 – Whitehaven (A) Sunday 26th June 3pm R17 – Barrow Raiders (H) Sunday 3rd July 3pm R18 – Halifax Panthers (A) Sunday 10th July 3pm R19 – Batley Bulldogs (H) Sunday 17th July 3pm R20 – Featherstone Rovers (A) Saturday 23rd July 6pm R21 – SUMMER BASH R22 – Dewsbury Rams (A) Sunday 7th August 3pm R23 – Bradford Bulls (H) Sunday 14th August 3pm R24 – Leigh Centurions (A) Sunday 21st August 3pm R25 – Sheffield Eagles (H) Friday 26th August 7:30pm R26 – Newcastle Thunder (A) Saturday 3rd September 3pm R27 – Workington Town (H) Sunday 11th September 3pm