Roses 2017

Roses 2017 will see the following key campaigns running throughout the Roses calendar:

Showcasing of new facilities

Sports Hall Sports Hall

Basketball will take centre stage for the opening ceremony in the brand new York Sport Arena. Expect excitement, action and a passionate performance from both teams! Also, don't miss out on the spectacle of the football which will be played in the athletics stadium for the first time in history!

Supporting Mental Health

York Mind

A focus this year is to highlight the positive link between mental health and sport. We will be working closely with York and Lancashire Mind to raise awareness of the positive impact these charities have on mental health and well-being both in the lead up to Roses and over the event itself. Look out for our player profiles which will showcase our students and their journeys through mental health and sport.


Sport should be played and viewed in good spirit and with respect. That is why we want you to #RespectTheRose during our event and show support to all our athletes.