Exeter City

City congratulates Grecians

By Ollie Heptinstall, Local Democracy reporter

Thousands of people have lined the centre of Exeter to congratulate the city’s football club on their promotion winning season.

The team finished as League Two runners-up to ensure promotion to League One – the third tier of English football – for the first time since 2012.

On Monday evening [9 May], an open top bus parade was greeted with a sea of red and white as the players and staff slowly made their way from their ground, St James Park, to the historic Guildhall on the High Street.

Players and staff...

City centre parade planned to celebrate Exeter City’s incredible season

An open top bus parade and Civic Reception will be held next week to celebrate Exeter City’s promotion to League One.

The parade will begin in Exeter High Street from 6pm on Monday 9 May.

There could be a double celebration if the Grecians win their last home game on Saturday and are crowned League Two champions.

But whatever the result on Saturday, Exeter have already clinched promotion and will be celebrating in front of thousands of fans in the city centre on Monday.

High Street will be closed to traffic for the parade, which will start when two open...

Exeter City Supporters’ Trust members from USA donate season tickets to local charity

Exeter City football supporters, Richard and Karen Jarvis, who live 5,000 miles from St James Park in El Paso, Texas have donated their season tickets to local charity, Exeter Community Initiatives, to distribute to people needing a special day out.

Exeter Community Initiatives is a local charity set up nearly 30 years ago to help people in the community who are marginalised because of poverty, disadvantage or who are socially isolated.

In more normal times, Richard and Karen, who are members of Exeter City Supporters’ Trust, would travel to St James Park from the United...

Technical Education offers students a stepping stone into Devon's growing sectors

Authored by NanaKwame
Posted: Fri, 03/25/2022 - 10:38am

Young people in Devon are being encouraged to consider the range of technical education routes on offer into some of the biggest growing sectors in the region. Apprenticeships, traineeships and the new T Levels are just some of the different education and training pathways being showcased this Open Day season, with clear routes into Devon’s growing industries.

This follows the launch of the government’s new ‘Get the Jump’ Skills for Life campaign, which launched on 24th January. The campaign brings together in one place all the training and education choices that are available for...

Exeter City debut big screen

By Ollie Heptinstall, local democracy reporter

A giant new electronic screen at Exeter City Football Club’s ground, St James Park, has finally made its debut.

The club was given permission for the 29 x 17-feet (8.64 x 5.12 metre) LED screen by the city council around the start of the season last August, but delays meant fans had to wait until Saturday to see it in action for the first time.

It is situated behind the St James Road away end, nearest the recently built Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand, and will include pre-match videos, team news, the attendance...

Exeter Recycling Scheme wins National Award

Exeter City Council and Exeter City Football Club (ECFC) have won a national recycling award for their innovative scheme, Cans 4 City, which encourages Exeter football fans to recycle used drink cans while also raising money for charity.

The team behind Cans 4 City were presented with a Green Can Award by not-for-profit Every Can Counts in recognition of their outstanding recycling efforts.    

The prize-giving took place during half-time in Saturday’s match against Hartlepool United, with over 5000 fans in attendance.  

 Since 2020, the initiative has collected...

Exeter City may have to get creative again with Matt Jay

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Tue, 12/14/2021 - 3:49pm

Flicking the switch that turns potential into pedigree can be tricky, with some creative thinking required when left fumbling around in the dark. Patience and persistence can be rewarded, though, and that makes the entire process worthwhile.

In modern football, there are tools aplenty that managers and players can take advantage of in a bid to find those fabled marginal gains. Stumble across a winning formula and the light comes on, illuminating all of those that stand beneath it.

That added clarity can be the difference between winning and losing, from having a player...

Major boost to special partnership between the University of Exeter and Exeter City Football Club 

The University of Exeter and Exeter City Football Club have marked the continuation of their special relationship at a recent ceremony.

Having forged the unique partnership a decade ago, the University and Football Club signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Thursday, November 11 designed to further support and benefit members of the local community.

The partnership has already created several initiatives since it began in 2011. Following the success of Dr Rachel Fenton’s (UoE Law) Intervention Initiative, the first evidence-based bystander programme for preventing...

Exeter City's big screen plans revealed

Plans for a giant new electronic screen at Exeter City Football Club’s ground, St James Park, have been submitted to the city council.

As part of major improvements this summer, the club plans to install the 8.64 x 5.12 metre (29 x 17 feet) LED scoreboard towards the corner behind the St James Road away end, nearest the recently built Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand.

Subject to approval by Exeter City Council’s planning department, the screen could be installed before the opening home League Two fixture of the season against Bradford City on Saturday 7 August.

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Jake Taylor's heartfelt message as he prepares to leave Exeter City!

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 05/18/2021 - 10:00pm

Just when the euphoria of the last two victories hit peak after crushing Grimby Town and Bolton Wanderers, the tables took a turn. The Grecians dropped points in a fixture against Barrow. This draw ruins the hopes of the play-off in League Two as they ended in the 9th spot. Jake Taylor was poised to take the team to the sixth position after Matt Jay found the back of the net before halftime.

Qualification for playoffs and promotion

The remaining games for playoff qualification look favorable. There are 2 more games remaining and 4 teams Exeter need to slip up and lose points to...

Exeter City FC players Nigel Atangana, Matt Jay and Jake Taylor support community initiative

Huge community effort supports vulnerable families

Exeter City Football Club players Jake Taylor, Matt Jay and Nigel Atangana took a break from training to support a massive community effort to provide food for Exeter’s most vulnerable children and their families.

Exeter CITY Community Trust, in partnership with Exeter City Futures, has undertaken the huge task of assembling substantial parcels of food, personal care products, and energy vouchers for around 550 vulnerable families in Exeter and Cranbrook.

Funding of £50,000 for the initiative has come from Devon County Council as part of its winter grant scheme. Exeter...

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