York City have announced that long-serving and popular defender Daniel Parslow has been granted a benefit year with a game planned at Bootham Crescent on Wednesday 9th October 2019.
Parslow, who is leaving the club this summer, is the only player to have won the ‘Bill Fenton Memorial Clubman Award’ three times and is also ranked 10th in the club’s all-time appearances list.
The former Welsh Under-21 international has spent more than eleven years at Bootham Crescent and has played in 383 games during two spells with the club (August 2006 – July 2015 and January 2017 – May 2019).
Manager Steve Watson has been keen to stress that Parslow is always welcome at the club, and can use the facilities to help aid his recovery back to full health and fitness.
A statement, issued on behalf of the board of directors, states: “After a meeting with Daniel and his advisors, the club is delighted to be able to recognise the dedication and professionalism of one of our longest serving and most respected players.
“Daniel Parslow has always represented York City Football Club with distinction, on and off the field, and he is fully deserving of a benefit year.
“He has played in our last five Wembley finals and helped the club win both the FA Trophy and promotion back to the Football League at Wembley during nine memorable days in 2012.
“A benefit match will take place on Wednesday 9th October, 2019 and we would like to encourage all City supporters to show their appreciation for Daniel’s service by backing the events staged in his honour throughout the coming season.”