Speaking about their new sponsorship with James Burrell, Mark from the club said "York RUFC is proud to be associated with James Burrell Builders Merchants and have their advertising board displayed on our first team pitch. York has always been a busy area for the construction services and trades so this is a good link for both of us. With our recent promotion to North One East the message has now been spread across the whole of the North East region and we both have ambition to go further and climb higher."
After York's recent promotion from the Yorkshire 1 league up to North East One, it is set to be another fantastic season for the club. Rob Long, head of communication, said "The remainder of 2018 will see the preparations being made for the 2018/2019 season- especially the 1st XV. They'll be playing in North One East and will have to 'set up' for what lies ahead. It will be challenging but hopefully enjoyable! York RUFC have played in Yorkshire 1 for a number of years and have made many friends. In some ways it will be strange not going to some of our favourite grounds and seeing many familiar faces but we've waited a long time for this chance and don't intend to let it slip from our grasp. Our last time playing in North One East was in 2007. The last three times that we've played in North One East, we'd been promoted as runners up after winning the play-off game- only to come back down the next season. We don't intend to repeat the experience!"
We wish them the best of luck in the new season promoted into North One East.