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Join the York City 'Archive Group'

19th June 2019

York City Football Club Foundation is looking for supporters and local residents who would like to join an 'Archive Group'.

The move follows the recent announcement of a project based around the importance of sport to our local communities which involves the YCFC Foundation, Explore York Libraries and Archives, and York City Knights Foundation.

The project - entitled Uncovering York’s Sporting Heritage project - aims to embed the history of the club in the minds of local residents and sports fans and part of this will see the long-term loan of archives in the possession of York City Football Club Foundation to Explore York Archives.

Paula Stainton, Foundation Manager, said: “The Foundation already has a number of volunteers from our Sporting Memories groups who would like to create the Archive Group but we need to increase these numbers.

"We are looking for people who are willing to work with us, at mutually convenient times, to catalogue our archives before they go into storage, and to help us to create programmes of digital displays that will be accessible to the public in the new stadium on a digital archive installation," she added.

“We are very excited to be able to develop this as something that we hope fans will engage with either as part of the group, or coming forward in future to loan us items of memorabilia to digitise or items to store permanently so that we can create a cumulative heritage of our club."

If you would like to find out more about the opportunity or join the Archive Group, the Foundation will be hosting two recruitment events to meet and talk to anyone interested and to provide details of archive training.

  • Friday 28th June 12noon-1pm, The 1922 Bar, Bootham Crescent
  • Tuesday 2nd July 7.30-8.30pm,  The 1922 Bar, Bootham Crescent

If you are interested but unable to attend either event, please email the Foundation via enquiries@yorkcityfcfoundation.co.uk

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