City History

Branch Guests

Over the years , York City South have welcomed a number of City staff, former players and associates to our branch meetings dating way back to the mid 1990s when Douglas Craig attended a meeting in person. A few years later, Dean Kiely came along one evening when he was starring for Charlton.

I’m afraid, no record exists of those meeting, nor from Jon Champion’s first visit. However, below are the highlights of many of the guests we’ve had over the more recent years.

Whatever is said, and some of it is fairly candid and off the record, a lively 2 way discussion has taken place. Not one guest has left without showing a genuine dedication to our club and immense will to improve our club’s lot. They’ve talked with us, not to us, and have been keen to take on board our thoughts and suggestions.

Often our guests have stayed a lot later than intended. They've taken the trouble to spend their own time, at their own expense, talking to us. Dean Kiely’s one day travel card, Jon Champion committing his only free Thursday of the season to come down from Gloucestershire by train or Nick Bassett’s last train north home on an economy ticket all spring to mind.

Somewhere along the way, we also had a voice conference with Billy McEwan, again, no details exist.

In recent years, a succession of managers have invited us into the tean's hotel on the Friday evening before an away game a day later.

McGill, Sophie (April 2015)

Wilcox, Russ (March 2015)

Worthington, Nigel (March 2014)

Mills, Gary (Oct 2011)

Bassett, Nick (Feb 2011)

Mills, Gary (Feb 2011)

Champion, Jon

McGill, Sophie (2009)

Foyle, Martin (Interview)

Bassett, Nick (2009)

Easby, Josh

Beck, Steve

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