According to the York Council the City has submitted a bid to be “a host city for matches to be held as part of the Rugby League World Cup 2021″.
A report is to be considered by the Councils Executive committee on 29th November.
The report will ask members to agree the Council’s contribution to the bid and to “commit the necessary resources”.
No details of the costs and benefits of the proposal have yet been published.
Activities for younger people held at the Foxwood Park over the Easter break have proved to be popular The event was organised by teh York Knights Rugby Foundation and was sponsored by the local Ward Committees.
Following a request by the Foxwood Residents Association, a set of goal posts has been fitted on the Foxwood Park. It is hoped that they will attract children away from playing ball games on the street.
Improvements are also in hand at the Grange Lane Westfield Park where volunteers have made a start on repainting the existing goal posts on the site.
Local Councillors Andrew Waller & Sue Hunter are following up a requests from children living in the Chapelfields area for better play and sports facilities. It is hoped that a 5 a side pitch will be marked out on the playing field.
The York Knights Rugby Foundation have already agreed to run sessions in the park over the summer holidays
The regular York Knights community sessions are unaffected by the current issues facing the club and will continue