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What Does the Future Hold for the Grecians?

It must be said that English football can, at times, be full of surprises. When a season kicks off, pundits think they know which teams will be celebrating and which will be experiencing woe. However, the reality is that football is a little like online slots : unpredictable and exciting.

One such surprise can be found by looking at Exeter City FC. This team has emerged as a formidable contender in League One, currently holding the top spot. The club's journey to this position is marked by fan ownership , strategic investment, and a cohesive unity that sets them apart in the...

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Photo is of an 11 year old girl, wearing a blind fold, standing in front of InFocus Charity Logo

11-year-old Izzy completes an epic 20-mile walk for local charity

Authored by Sue Serret
Posted: Thu, 10/05/2023 - 8:04am

Young philanthropist Izzy Rutter, an 11-year-old from Exeter, recently accomplished an impressive 20-mile charity walk to raise money for InFocus Charity, based in Exeter.

InFocus Charity is dedicated to supporting young individuals with vision impairment and complex needs.

On 16th September 2023, Izzy embarked on her challenging journey, covering a 20-mile route from Exeter to Dawlish Warren and back, all in pursuit of her New Year resolution to raise £100 for a local charity.

During her walk, she went the extra mile, quite literally, by walking one of those miles...

Simon Jupp MP visits new multi-million-pound building at Exeter City Football Club's training ground

East Devon’s MP Simon Jupp visited Exeter City Football Club’s Cliff Hill Training Ground to tour their new multi-million-pound building.

Visiting the club’s training ground on Sidmouth Road, Simon Jupp MP had the opportunity to look at the new two-storey building, which includes a fitness suite, briefing rooms, physiotherapy facilities, and office space. Construction cost in excess of £3 million and a fundraising campaign to ‘Kit Out The Cliff’ raised £63,000 to equip the new building.

With the project completed during the 20thanniversary year of the club’s purchase by...

Exeter Community Initiatives charity shop raises record-breaking £2K selling Exeter City footie kit!

Exeter Community Initiatives (ECI), which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, has raised over £2,000 selling Exeter City Football Club (ECFC) replica kits from last season.

The money was raised during a special event at ECI’s Jelly children’s charity shop on Fore Street, which also saw Exeter City football players Vince Harper, Vin Sinisalo, Ilmari Niskanen, Manager, Gary Caldwell and joint Managers of ECFC Women, Abbie Britton and Aaron Wakley, meet and greet customers.

Ellie Taylor, ECI’s Business Operations Manager, said: “We are over the moon to have...

Can Exeter Chiefs take a wicket off Somerset County Cricket Club? Players from top cricket and rugby teams battle it out in virtual cricket game at Jurassic Fibre marquee at Devon County Show

Authored by Program
Posted: Wed, 05/17/2023 - 4:25pm

Fancy trying to take a wicket off players from Somerset County Cricket Club? Or seeing whether you can bowl out an Exeter Chiefs player?

Journalists are invited to take part in the fun virtual cricket challenge in Jurassic Fibre marquee at Devon County Show on Thursday 18th May between 1 and 2pm. Location: Stand 291, Road 8.

Exeter Chiefs and Somerset County Cricket players will be playing a match on the ‘Cover Drive’ Virtual Reality Cricket Game against each other.

The match is part of a spectacular range of events in the Jurassic Fibre marquee this year.


George takes off in new Billy Blast-Off mascot role

Authored by Program
Posted: Wed, 05/17/2023 - 10:35am
Exeter City Lexi the Lioness mascot performer debuts at Devon County Show in new rocketman costume

When ultrafast broadband provider Jurassic Fibre was looking for a staff member to wear its new mascot costume at this year’s Devon County Show, George Powlesland was the obvious choice.

George, 23, works as a Technical Advisor at the Exeter-based full fibre broadband company during weekdays. But at weekends he transforms into Lexi the Lioness at his beloved Exeter City Football Club, entertaining the crowds with his antics on the pitch before the game.

“I’ve played Lexi...

Virtual cricket with sports stars, gaming, and milking a ‘cow’: It’s all in the Jurassic Fibre marquee at Devon County Show

Authored by Program
Posted: Tue, 05/16/2023 - 4:14pm

South West-based ultra-fast broadband provider Jurassic Fibre is unveiling its most spectacular marquee yet at the Devon County Show (Thursday May 18th to Saturday 20th) this year.

Families, gamers and wannabe cricket stars will find plenty to do at the marquee at Stand 291, Road 8. Visitors will be treated to free slushies and offered scratch cards for prizes including gaming headsets, picnic blankets and water bottles and notebooks.

The Family Zone will be full of free, fun activities for all ages including, a slushie machine, colouring to do, and a chance to test your...

Police are ready for the Devon Derby

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 04/13/2023 - 11:29pm

Officers will be present throughout the day to ensure a safe matchday

Police are planning for the Devon derby with Exeter City taking on Plymouth Argyle at St James’ Park this Saturday 15 April, with a midday kick-off.

With Plymouth Argyle in the hunt for automatic promotion to the Championship, and Exeter City looking to cap an excellent return to League One for the Grecians with a win over their local rivals, the match, which is an all-ticket affair, has already sold out.

Superintendent Tom Holmes, the officer in charge of the operation, said: “We are...

Exeter Junior Teams Chase Football Bonanza

Members of a junior football club in Exeter will have the chance to get a taste of life as a professional footballer after a special competition was launched.

The initiative will offer one lucky team the chance to be trained by Exeter City’s coaches at the club’s new £3 million Cliff Hill Training Ground, as well as receiving 15 tickets for City’s final League One home game of the season against Morecambe on Sunday, May 7.

The Grecians and club partner Selco Builders Warehouse have joined forces to offer the exciting prize which will see City’s elite coaches deliver...

Exeter recycling scheme reaches major £10k milestone

Authored by Citypress1
Posted: Mon, 02/06/2023 - 12:21pm

Exeter City Football Club (ECFC) and Exeter City Council’s innovative recycling scheme, Cans4City, has reached a major milestone.

The scheme, which encourages Exeter football fans to recycle used drink cans whilst also raising money for charity, has now raised more than £10,000 with all funds raised going towards projects and initiatives run both by the football club and its partner charity Exeter City Community Trust (ECCT).

Over the years, the Cans4City team has collected more than 12.5 tonnes of aluminium packaging – equivalent to 700,000 cans – which has helped fund...

There's a warm welcome for all in the Grecian Centre at St James Park

Community first at Exeter City

Exeter City Football Club has developed a range of free activities for people of all ages to support them through the challenges brought about by the cost of living and energy crises.

The activities are all on offer through the club’s Extra Time Hub, which is based at the Grecian Centre at St James Park, offering a space for people to meet up, keep warm and take part in activity.

The activities include:

  • Social Café -Tuesday, 10.30am – noon
  • Community Lounge – Tuesday and Thursday, noon - 4pm
  • Sporting Memories – Thursday, 10am - noon
  • ...

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