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The Doncaster Knights Project...

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  THE DONCASTER KNIGHTS FC PROJECT 

 

7/5/13

Meetings are up and running for the projected creation of a football club based in Doncaster South Yorkshire. Yorkshire has a great sporting heritage & the group of investors are hoping that another football team would add to that heritage.

 

30/5/13

After a few weeks of negotiations a name & site were agreed in principle and the club would be called Doncaster Knights FC and they would play their home games at Castle Park which is based in Armthorpe, Doncaster and owned by Doncaster Knights Rugby Football Club.

As stated there is already a team with that name based in Doncaster and they are a rugby union side so the group of investors feel that with the football team also having the same name they can both be under the same brand and capitalize on that.

“This is a fantastic business opportunity as w ell as a sporting one”John Ryan (former Doncaster Rovers chairman) 

1/8/13

Formalities are almost complete on the deal for the football team. A badge & kits have been designed awaiting to be signed off ready for manufacture.

 

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So much was the support towards the project local car sales firm Stoneacre are willing to be the main sponsor.

18/9/13

Momentum for the team has dwindled as the Doncaster Knights rugby club refuse to have Castle Park as a mutli purpose stadia stating it’s main function is for rugby not football. With that news the football team have asked to ground share with another local football team Armthorpe Welfare.

“We pride ourselves on our fantastic rugby traditions & will continue to do so ” – Lisa Davis (Community Manager)

22/9/13

Opposition towards the team is fast growing with the local community disgruntled that another football team will be based in Armthorpe & also playing at the same ground.

3/10/13 

DISASTER!!..Plans for the Doncaster Knights project is cancelled as a lack of local support & no site for home games. The quick turn around in support disappointed the group of investors & supporters of the venture.

 

What?? It’s been scrapped? Beckham can get a franchise is bloody Miami but we can’t get a team up and running in f*****g Armthorpe”Craig Morley (local resident & supporter of Doncaster Knights FC)

 

“Absolutly gutted this would have a been a fantastic venture” – Alan Miller (Potential coach at Doncaster Knights FC)

 

 

Knights of the old republic…& Louis Tomlinson.

3/6/16

Three years after the failed attempt of creating Doncaster Knights FC local Doncaster residents who supported the venture decide to re-ignite the project.

To give the project weight they needed support in high places otherwise it would be doomed from the very start.

Fortunately enough two people with influence agreed to support the project… John Ryan and Louis Tomlinson.

             

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Avid Doncaster Rovers fans and Doncaster locals the pair are very interested in promoting sport and especially football in the Doncaster area…

To be continued...

 

 

 

 

 

                                     

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