New York Times

Sports Interactive supports the York City Supporters Trust fight to save their club.

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Sports Interactive, the London-based developer responsible for the best-selling PC football management simulation series Championship Manager, is delighted to announce it is sponsoring a football tournament being hosted by the York City (London and south branch) Supporters Trust as it battles to raise funds to save the club from being sold.

The football tournament is taking place at Hackney Marshes on February 24th. There are 16 teams taking part, most of which are supporters of league teams. Sports Interactive is the main sponsor of the event and is also supplying the trophies for the winners. The referees and other officials are giving their time free of charge – all of the proceeds will go directly the York City Supporters Trust.

Miles Jacobson, Managing Director of Sports Interactive said, “As dedicated football fans, all of us at Sports Interactive have been following the events at York City with great interest. We think it’s sad that the club is now in its current predicament, and see our sponsorship of the York City Supporters Trust football tournament as a great way to show our support for the fans. We wish them all the best in their efforts to raise the necessary funds to see YCFC continue playing in the Football League.”

Marcus Cerny, the event’s organiser said, “I would like to thank Sports Interactive for all their help in organising this tournament which allows supporters from teams across the country to show their support for the York City Supporters Trust. The remarkable interest shown in this tournament just goes to show that football fans are not solely obsessed with the glamour sides and that they appreciate the special importance of all clubs in football. I would like to invite all football fans to come along on the 24th to support this event.”

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