York Nomad Society

The York Nomad Society sometimes referred to as YNS are a football firm linked with York City Football Club who currently play in the National League, which is the lowest nationwide division and the fifth overall in English Football. The firm are known for bringing violence to both Away and Home games up and down the country.

Former York Nomad Society member Terry Exelby was the first fan from England arrested at the 1986 World Cup after climbing into the luggage racks of a plane.


The York Nomad Society was formed in 1981 as different way to travel to away matches for York City supporters. The York Nomad Society would put on coached that were cheaper and allowed for breaks at local pubs for drinking. Since the 1990s however the group went from just a supporters group to a hooligan firm.


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