YORK City's main sponsorship deal with Benenden Health will end this summer, the football club have confirmed.

The York-based healthcare provider has been the Minstermen's shirt sponsor for the past seven years, but the National League North outfit will now be seeking a new headline backer ahead of the 2019-20 season and the planned move from Bootham Crescent to the new Community Stadium.

Benenden will however continue to maintain support for the club's community work via the York City Foundation.

City chairman Jason McGill has expressed his thanks to Benenden. He said: "We have been incredibly proud to have Benenden Health's logo on our club shirt since 2012.

"The support they have given York City has been fantastic and vitally important during often difficult times.

"I would like to place on record my sincere thanks to Benenden Health for their backing over these last seven years.

"We share the same ethics and goals and the partnership has helped spread the benefits of football as part of a healthy lifestyle to the wider community.

"We welcome their continued involvement with the York City Football Club Foundation and will always be open to the possibility of working together again in the future."

Benenden Health chief commercial officer Helen Smith said: “Our seven-year sponsorship of York City has been a mutually beneficial relationship resulting in great initiatives such as the free mid-season shirt swap when we underwent a rebrand in 2013.

"We’d like to show our huge appreciation to the club for working so closely with us to achieve our objectives over the years.

“Thanks to our involvement with the club, we also began work with the York City Football Club Foundation, which recently saw an innovative outreach project helping children in schools learn about mental health.

"That work will very much continue, using the popularity of football to help improve health and wellbeing amongst young people in the city.

"We offer our very best wishes to all involved with the club as they strive for on-pitch success as well as their move to a new home.”