Jorvik City was started in August as a group of friends who fancied getting together and raising some money for charity.
We got together and thought of our name, designed our kit and secured sponsors to fund what we needed to get going. We booked our first game in, which we lost… badly….9-1 but outstandingly raised over £1500 for york based men’s mental health charity Menfulness.
The lads really got a feel for the occasion and soon we had our next game planned, we went into this one more confident than the last and boom, we won 8-0! And to top it off we added another £800+ to our total! Third game time!
Game day came, frozen pitch, game off. So we waited until after the new year, rescheduled the game which we played in March. After going 4-1 down we managed to pull it back to 4-4 and clinched the tie on penalties!!!
Jorvik City added a further £500 to the total taking us to £3000 raised in just 3 football games!
We are trying to increase our exposure and also do our bit to end the stigma around mens mental health. We are currently in the process of planning our 4th match, this will be against our rear shirt sponsor Clover Brickwork LTD.
Keep an eye out on our socials for ways to donate and if you can, come down and watch the lads, we can’t promise anything other than quality entertainment! The next game is in aid of York Mind.