A TRIBUTE dinner will be held to celebrate the professional football career of former York City centre-back Daniel Parslow on Thursday, March 26.

A head injury abruptly halted the career of the Welsh Wizard in 2019.

Already in the top 10 of all-time appearance-makers for the club, Parslow was also a favourite among fans, never giving less than 100 per cent for York City.

The club granted him a benefit year following his untimely retirement from the game by way of recognition of more than 10 years’ loyal service.

Parslow’s fundraising committee are now gearing up for a tribute dinner to be held at York Racecourse.

Many of Parslow’s former playing colleagues are expected to attend and recount stories about playing with him, including, of course, the incredible ‘Wembley Twice in one week’ in 2012, where Parslow and the team picked up the FA Trophy before going back seven days later to defeat Luton Town to gain promotion to the English Football League.

Parslow commented: “I always enjoyed a fantastic rapport with York City fans, and I would love to see as many of them there in person on March 26th to thank them personally for their support. I can promise everyone a really great night with some familiar faces - it’s something that no York City supporter should miss.”

The main sponsor for the dinner will be ‘He Loves/She Loves’, and every guest will receive a complementary 12-month membership as a gift worth £39. This will entitle guests to a He or She Loves York Card, which unlocks savings in a wide range of local stores, restaurants and a long list of York businesses.

The ticket price also includes a welcome drink, three-course meal and a chance to relive some amazing memories, including archive footage of Parslow’s career in a York shirt to be shown on the night, along with memories of Bootham Crescent, which may have been vacated by the time of the dinner.

Tickets are priced at £50 each and can be purchased directly from the organisers. Send a cheque payable to the ‘Daniel Parslow Benefit Year’, plus your details to The Daniel Parslow Dinner, c/o 17 Bedale Avenue, York, YO10 3NG.

Payment can also be made in cash or by BACS. Guests wishing to buy online using a credit or debit card can do so (a small booking fee applies to online purchases). For details, or ticket queries, email parslowdinner@gmail.com.

The dinner is one of a series of events during Daniel’s Benefit Year.

Parslow added: “I am extremely grateful to the Brain Injury charity ‘Headway’, who have been extremely supportive since my career-ending injury.

“I will be making a donation to Headway from the proceeds of his benefit year in recognition of the fantastic work they do to help anyone who has experienced a brain injury.”