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League One is starting - is Exetear FC ready for the new season?

At the time of the writing of this article, the first games of the season for Exeter City F.C are just around the corner. After having spent 10 eventful, but very long, years in league two the Grecians finally managed to make their way into League One.

This was after nearly making the cut in both 2017 and 2018, where the team missed the promotion by the skin of their teeth. After a couple of years of trying to find their stride again, Matt Taylor spearheaded a strong campaign where Exeter City found themselves back in League One. The club also managed to do it in its 120th year...

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Looking Ahead to Exeter's 22/23 Season

It’s been ten years since the Grecians were in League One, and after Matt Jay’s heroic 78th goal versus Barrow on the final day of the last season, they’ve made it back once again. So for this season, running from 2022 to 2023, things are looking up for Exeter. Still one of the only fan-run clubs in the English Football League - and high up on the chain at that, following AFC Wimbledon’s relegation into League Two - Exeter have made a great start to the new season.

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With such a solid position as number two on the league table, there is a good chance of...

Stoke Hill School footballers represented Exeter City at Wembley

Experience of a lifetime for young footballers

A group of Exeter schoolboys had the experience of a lifetime as they set foot on the hallowed Wembley turf for the Utilita Kids Cup Final on Saturday, ahead of the Sky Bet League Two play-off final between Mansfield Town and Port Vale.

Stoke Hill under-12s - representing Exeter City - were beaten 4-0 by St George's Primary who were playing for Tranmere Rovers, but it was nonetheless an incredible afternoon for the young boys.

The team had reached the final after regional heats and were supported by coaches from Exeter City Community Trust with training sessions over the...

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...

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