THE AMERICAN-BASED York City supporting Williams family are looking for a pair of worthy recipients to win use of their season tickets for the last-ever campaign at Bootham Crescent.

For 40 years, John Williams and his sons David and Jack, from Torrance in California, always endeavoured to make an annual sporting pilgrimage across the Atlantic Ocean and taken in as many football and rugby-league matches as possible during their stay.

Their schedule on those trips always included a game at Bootham Crescent to watch their favourite team but, in 2015/16, when they could not pay a visit due to family commitments, the Williams gang, who are also paid-up members of the Vice-Presidents 200 Club, decided instead to donate two season tickets – one adult and one junior - as a gesture of their support for the club.

City supporters Sara and her son Harrison have benefitted from the offer for the last three seasons, with the experience helping the latter overcome his aversion to crowds and noise.

On handing over the chance of two complimentary season tickets to somebody else, Sara said: “I think it's time for someone else to have the amazing opportunity that we have had. We will still be supporting York and going to see them play, of course we will, but when I think of the shy little boy who first received the tickets and then see the confident young man that he is becoming, I think he's got what he needed out of going, and now it's time for someone else to have the same chance.”

Anybody interested in receiving the two season tickets should forward their reason for entering the competition by emailing or in writing to Richard Adams c/o York City Football Club, Bootham Crescent, York, YO30 7AQ before the 12noon deadline on Wednesday, May 30.