Daniel Parslow says tonight’s benefit game at Bootham Crescent will be the perfect way to thank the York City fans for their support of his memorable career at the club.
The benefit game sees a ‘2012 Wembley Twice’ XI come up against a ‘Daniel Parslow York City All Stars’ XI tomorrow evening (7.45pm) with funds from the match going to Parslow’s benefit year and to the brain injury charity Headway.
Parslow was forced into an early retirement this summer following a concussion injury suffered back in February while playing for York.
Since then, Parslow has campaigned for proper concussion protocols to be brought into professional football, raising huge awareness of the issue.
But, tonight, he says, it is all about celebrating his time at York City, where he spent 11-and-a-half-years and was part of the 2011/12 side, which won promotion to the Football League through the play-offs and also lifted the FA Trophy – both at Wembley Stadium.
“Pretty much everyone from the 2012 promotion squad, bar a few, will be playing in the game,” said Parslow.
“Unfortunately, James Meredith can’t make it as he’s gone back to Australia. But pretty much everyone else will be coming.”