York City academy receives £3,000 boost

: York City’s Richard Cresswell receives a cheque from Mark Granger, of Pavers, left, and Steve Beck, of York City Supporters Trust, centre, at Pavers’ headquarters

: York City’s Richard Cresswell receives a cheque from Mark Granger, of Pavers, left, and Steve Beck, of York City Supporters Trust, centre, at Pavers’ headquarters

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RICHARD Cresswell - one of York City's finest-ever academy graduates - has welcomed a £3,000 boost for the youth ranks' coffers.

City 's Supporters’ Trust has donated the money for use towards the running costs of the club’s academy, which is now led by club legend Andy McMillan.

The academy, which costs more than £350,000 a year to run, identifies, nurtures and develops the very best young footballers from across York and the wider area, giving youngsters the best opportunity to grow into professional footballers with City.

Cresswell's talent was nurtured by the academy prior to a career that took in spells with Sheffield Wednesday, Leicester City, Preston North End, Leeds United, Stoke City and Sheffield United after also earning England under-21 recognition while still a Minsterman.

Now employed as City's development consultant, Cresswell said: “We are really grateful for the donation from the Supporters’ Trust towards the substantial running costs of the academy. The success of the academy is vitally important to the future of York City and the hundreds of young players who dream of one day becoming professional footballers.”

The trust’s donation has come from monies raised from the fans’ group’s golf day last year.

This year’s York City Supporters’ Trust Golf Day takes place at Pike Hills Golf Club, near Copmanthorpe, on Wednesday, July 23 with places still available and tee times having been brought forward so fans can also attend that night's pre-season friendly against Hull City at Bootham Crescent.

Anybody interested in playing should contact Graham Bradbury on 07790 470589.

Mark Granger, of the trust's golf day sponsors Pavers Shoes, handed over the cheque to Cresswell.

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11:32am Wed 9 Jul 14

SimonHall says...

Just out of interest, who was the last York lad to come through the ranks and play regular 1st team football for the club?
Just out of interest, who was the last York lad to come through the ranks and play regular 1st team football for the club? SimonHall
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12:01pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Proudyorkshireman says...

SimonHall wrote:
Just out of interest, who was the last York lad to come through the ranks and play regular 1st team football for the club?
Tom platt can't be counted as regular so I suppose we are going waaaaaaay back to lee bullock?
[quote][p][bold]SimonHall[/bold] wrote: Just out of interest, who was the last York lad to come through the ranks and play regular 1st team football for the club?[/p][/quote]Tom platt can't be counted as regular so I suppose we are going waaaaaaay back to lee bullock? Proudyorkshireman
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2:46pm Wed 9 Jul 14

johnno65 says...

That cheque says 250.000?

Excellant work every penny counts
That cheque says 250.000? Excellant work every penny counts johnno65
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3:47pm Wed 9 Jul 14

y-front says...

johnno65 wrote:
That cheque says 250.000?

Excellant work every penny counts
Yeah, I noticed that!
We're any FIFA officials seen in the vicinity?
[quote][p][bold]johnno65[/bold] wrote: That cheque says 250.000? Excellant work every penny counts[/p][/quote]Yeah, I noticed that! We're any FIFA officials seen in the vicinity? y-front
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9:19pm Wed 9 Jul 14

arsene.about.york says...

johnno65 wrote:
That cheque says 250.000?

Excellant work every penny counts
No it doesn't it says £250. 00
[quote][p][bold]johnno65[/bold] wrote: That cheque says 250.000? Excellant work every penny counts[/p][/quote]No it doesn't it says £250. 00 arsene.about.york
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1:49pm Thu 10 Jul 14

pip007 says...

arsene.about.york wrote:
johnno65 wrote:
That cheque says 250.000?

Excellant work every penny counts
No it doesn't it says £250. 00
Which seems a rather modest amount for such PR. Confusing story all round.
[quote][p][bold]arsene.about.york[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]johnno65[/bold] wrote: That cheque says 250.000? Excellant work every penny counts[/p][/quote]No it doesn't it says £250. 00[/p][/quote]Which seems a rather modest amount for such PR. Confusing story all round. pip007
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10:52pm Thu 10 Jul 14

haveapasty says...

Says at the bottom of the article about pavers, the company in picture, being sponsors of golf day. The photo also shows a chap on he left holding golf club and trophy so I can only assume that the cheque is golf day money, not said 3000 donation
Says at the bottom of the article about pavers, the company in picture, being sponsors of golf day. The photo also shows a chap on he left holding golf club and trophy so I can only assume that the cheque is golf day money, not said 3000 donation haveapasty
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