Sykes-Kenworthy To Join National League side York City

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We can today confirm the transfer of Avenue #1 George Sykes-Kenworthy to Vanarama National League side York City for an undisclosed fee.

George has made 94 consecutive appearances in goal for the First Team, and has shown a high level of ability over the last two seasons, earning himself a place in full time football. 

While donning the Green Army’s #1 Shirt, Sykes-Kenworthy kept 28 clean sheets in all competitions.

On the transfer, First Team Manager Mark Bower said;

“George has been superb for us over the past two years and whilst we are disappointed to lose him, there is no doubt that he deserves the chance to move back in to full time football having shown an outstanding level of consistency and maturity whilst with us.” 

“I am pleased that we have been able to help another young player get back into the professional game and we wish him the best of luck.”

“We have secured a transfer fee for George and that, along with his wages will be available to us to invest in strengthening the team. “

George first joined the Club in December 2021 from Boston United, and in his first season (21/22) made 26 appearances in all competitions, keeping 11 clean sheets, for which he won both the Player of the Year award, and Player’s Player of the Year award at the end of the 2021/22 season.

Sykes-Kenworthy later agreed terms to stay at the Horsfall in June 2022, until the end of the 2023/24 season, and continued to show consistency and calm on the pitch, making 46 appearances and keeping another 12 clean sheets.

George was also named as Captain at the start of the 2023/24 season, and kept 3 clean sheets up until his departure.

All of us at Bradford (Park Avenue) wish George the best of luck on his move into full-time football.