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Joel Stern On June 9th 2022, former YCS chairman, Joel Stern published “Just Freddy”, a very personal story of his grandfather's experience of, and escape from Nazi Germany as a 13 year old boy. The book portrays Freddy's experience through the eyes of a child and is written primarily for children and young adults aged 11+, with the aim of introducing them to this important subject, as well as teaching themes like acceptance, kindness and overcoming adversity. It charts his journey from a happy childhood in a small German market town, through the Nazi’s rise to power as his friends, teachers and eventually, family all desert him. At the height of his problems, he is forced to make a split second decision, one that might just save his life. Barrister, TV & radio personality and all-round general legend, Rob Rinder, MBE write the foreword! “Just Freddy” is available in paperback, hardback and on Kindle in a number of countries including the UK, North America, Australia and mainland Europe. All profits will go to Holocaust education charities. Buy Now

Peter Beasley Back on tour in 2022 after a long hiatus. June 21 at The Water Rats, a short walk from Kings Cross station, a venue that hosted Bob Dylan's first UK gig in 1962, The Pogues first gig in 1982 and Oasis' first London gig in 1994. More event details to follow plus biography.

Pete Brandon's production company's new series "Brickies" first aired on BBC 3 on April 14, 2022.

Andy Naylor Trawl through Andy's fascinating set of City stats. Did you know we recorded the same score line in 4 consecutive games for the first time ever during the 2009/10 season with 4 consecutive 1-0 wins during our record breaking run of 9 straight wins. He watched his 1,000th City game on October 9, 2012. His first was in 1966 just after his family moved to York from London, and he has stayed loyal to the club despite living in London since 1981. By 2012, he'd clocked up 200,000 miles following City, has seen them play on 154 different grounds and beat 126 different clubs. Fittingly, the visitors on 9 October 2012, Coventry City, are the only league club the Minstermen have played in his lifetime that Andy has not seen them play before (he was under two when they last met!). Andy in York Press

Not up for the full thing, our former chairman, Joel Stern completed The Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday 11 October 2015 in 2 hours and 12 minutes. He was raising funds in aid of Bowel Cancer UK. If you'd like to make a contribution to his charity, you can still sponsor Joel here. Thank you.

Our member Julie Carruthers took part in the The Yorkshire 3 Peaks on Saturday 22 August 2015 to raise money for Cancer Research UK and she would really appreciate your support. Please check her website to sponsor Julie and to see if she achieved her twin peaks of climbing Yorkshire's 3 Peaks and raising £500. Thank you.

Dave Hattee T'Pau drummer since 1998, on the road in early 2015 with a 20 date tour, including dates at Putney's Half Moon (Feb 19 & 20) and Camden's Jazz Cafe (March 6). Wakefield and Holmfirth are the closest gigs to York.

Dr Ron Wagner Wright In April 2013, one of our more distant members, Dr Ron Wagner Wright from Hawaii, and his guide dog, McGarrett, visited London and paid us a visit. For the occasion, we organised a casual social evening at a new venue, the Devonshire Arms in Kensington. It was great to finally meet Dr Ron and hear all about his experiences and how a Yorkshireman ends up in Hawaii! Ron was stopping off in London on his way to India for a business trip and relied on York City South members to text him the scores of our final, nerve wracking league games whilst he was in India as we retained our league status. Great evening, come back soon Ron.

Ray & Dot Goodearl attempt to drink all the York Pubs in Britain dry.

Peter Beasley Check out Peter's City 2014/5 stats and Peter's previous seasons' City stats detailing all our games, including possession, shots, corners and fouls. Updated regulary during the season, so please check back soon.

Simon Hood Sick of drifting aimlessly through his thirties, Simon Hood gives up his job and flat to embark on a unique adventure. A lifelong York City supporter, he sets out to cycle to their every match over the course of a season. York are languishing in the fifth tier of English soccer; home to footballing outposts as obscure as Ebbsfleet, Histon and Nailsworth. What follows is a ten-month, fifty-match, 10,000-mile pilgrimage taking Simon from Tyneside to the Sussex coast, from Cumbria to Kent. Along the way he rides through floods and snow with friends old and new, meets a Knight of the Realm, breaks a couple of bikes and battles with The Bonk. Would he make it to each match in time for kick-off? Would he resist the temptations of public transport? Would the team rise to the challenge and reward his efforts with an unlikely shot at glory?
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All the news on Simon's 2009/10 bum blisters as he cycled around the grounds.

Stewart McCartney launched his book, Popular Errors Explained on October 20 2010. Also the question setter behind many a successful TV quiz show, including "The Weakest Link".

Josh Easby / TOOAB Still an honourary YCS member, if you haven't already, sign up for Josh's daily dose of City news. Email Josh.

James Ward James' feet blisters as he completed the 2010 London marathon in under 5 hours on on April 25. James ran for Children With Leukaemia and he's still taking post race sponsorship on his own website to help raise monies for this most worthy of causes. If you would like to sponsor him, please check his web site. Thank you.

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Chris Forth / New Frontiers 90s fanzine relaunched in 2009. Plus The York City Quiz Book and The York City Quiz Book (Volume 2). Be amazed by how much you don't know about City. Maybe another new version out very soon. Quiz Time

Support Charles and his Hope For Children - Kilimanjaro climb Plus: Read Charles' adventures as City mascot and which player skipped Billy Mc's half time team talk to make his dad a cuppa

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