York City Knights Celebrate York Pride Success
1:06pm 4th June 2013
York City Knights have two reasons to celebrate, after last weekends 42-10 victory over Doncaster, and after their participation at Saturday's York Pride event has been hailed as a huge success.
The annual event that sees a fun-filled pride parade march and dance through the historic City's streets took on a distinctly sporting theme this year as the Knights and York City FC joined forces in a groundbreaking stand against homophobia in sport.
The Knights provided a special rugby skills area where people on the march could try their hand at the sport, and head coach Gary Thornton addressed the Pride Parade before Knights players and management joined the parade up to the Knavesmire.
Julian Rudd, a York Pride organiser said: "I was so impressed with the support that York City Knights gave to York gay Pride this weekend. From Gary Thornton's speech at the start of the Pride Parade to the Knight's players, who joined in the Parade, and Norris, the mascot who was sporting one of our wristbands at Sunday's match against Donny, we got nothing other than friendliness and respect. Thanks a million - including Ian Wilson, the general manager at the Knights, and Sarah Williams at the RFL."
The Knights said they would like to thank York Pride for letting them be a part of their event, and say they look forward to joining forces to break the boundaries of sporting acceptance once again next year.
You can see Knights Head Coach Gary Thornton address the parade at York Pride after 3.30:
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