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Knights salute Gary’s Hall of fame efforts
Gary Hall was the star turn at York City Knights ’ end of season presentation dinner last night.
The stalwart supporter was named clubperson of the year at the event at the Park Inn hotel in the city centre for his tireless work behind the scenes to raise money for the Knights in his role with the supporters’ club.
Ian Wilson, Knights general manager, said: “Gary has been heavily involved behind the scenes with the supporters club for a number of years now – before I was with the club and when it was York Wasps.
“As everyone knows, he played a big part in getting York rugby league back when the Wasps folded.
“He has gone on to do a number of things for the club since.
“He puts in a lot of his own time and it is a just reward for all the hard work he has done.
“He epitomises what a true supporter is.
“He goes to every match home and away and we are delighted to give him the award.”
Captain James Ford was top try scorer during 2012 with 11 in his 18 appearances, while full-back Tom Bush was named most improved player.
Try of the season went to Matt Garside for his game-winning score against Swinton Lions on June 10.
The 26-22 victory at Huntington Stadium was the club’s sole success in the Co-operative Championship campaign.
Former Hull academy prop Jack Aldous was named players’ player of the year, while emerging young half-back Tyler Craig, the former Heworth player, picked up the prize for reserve grade player of the year.