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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...

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...

Numerise to sponsor Exeter City FC Academy

The sums add up for new Academy sponsors

Young players at Exeter City FC’s Academy will be able to tackle their simultaneous equations, as well as practice their set pieces, thanks to the club’s brand new sponsors.

Numerise, which is an online maths platform from Exeter-based Sparx, the socially-focused learning technology company, has become the new front of shirt sponsor of the Academy’s under 10 and 11 teams.

And the company has generously agreed to provide a log-in to the platform to all the members of the ECFC Academy – a total of 112 boys, aged between 10 and 16.

Arran Pugh, Academy Operations &...

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ECFC completes successful search for missing shareholders

Exeter City has successfully rehomed around 3,300 shares following a recent drive to find missing shareholders.

Over recent months, volunteers at the club have worked to find people - or relatives of those - who had bought £1 shares in the club, which had been issued a number of times to raise capital.

Most people acquired them because they were fans and wanted to support the club, and as such were primarily of sentimental value. The earliest shares dated back to the 1930s and had been passed down through people’s families.

A spokesman for the Supporters’ Trust,...

Top Footballers from Exeter FC & Academy

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 10/29/2020 - 5:41pm

Exeter has a long and storied history with football. Exeter City FC was founded 119 years ago as St. Sidwell’s United and competes today in England’s League Two. Throughout its long history, the club has toured South America and even produced one of the first English referees who mediated the very first World Cup in 1950 .

As a publicly-owned club, Exeter FC is a fixture in the community. Not only do the Grecians give locals a proud football team to cheer for, but the associated Exeter Academy continues to produce top talent that excels in higher English and European football...

Exeter City’s academy prospects knocking on the door for first team action

Exeter City are on the brink of qualifying from the EFL Trophy group stage after an impressive 4-3 away victory at League One Swindon Town. The Grecians did so with a very youthful side, with boss Matt Taylor handing five academy prospects starts, with an additional five academy hopefuls on the bench – including a handful from the Under 18s.

It’s been a great period for the Exeter City academy, given that its hard work on the likes of Ollie Watkins in years gone by is starting to reap dividends. Watkins’ big-money move from Brentford to Aston Villa has earnt City a cool £4...

Match Report: Southend 2 City 2

Alex Fisher scored a wonder goal with virtually the final kick of the game to earn Exeter City a point at Roots Hall.

The Grecians twice fell behind to a Southend United side looking for their first win of the season but battled back to claim a point in stoppage time.

Manager Matt Taylor, on the back of last Saturday’s win Cambridge United, named an unchanged side for the third Sky Bet League Two match running.

The only change was on the bench where Nicky Law, who did not travel through illness, was replaced by Nicky Ajose.

Former City player and...

Match Report: City 2 Cambridge United 0

Exeter City claimed their first home league win of the season after a 2-0 win against Cambridge United at a rainy St James Park.

A first-half penalty from Matt Jay and a composed finish from Joel Randall secured all three points for City, against a Cambridge side who came into the fixture unbeaten. The wind and rain played a significant part in the game, but City’s defence proved solid throughout.

Coming into this fixture, Matt Taylor named an unchanged side from last week’s first league win of the season, with a 1-2 victory over Mansfield. Cambridge on the overhand was...

Exeter City: Could the 2019/20 Play-Offs Loss Inspire a Comeback?

Exeter City FC had a great opportunity for automatic promotion to League One when they faced Northampton Town in June 2020. However, they were thumped 4-0 in the play-offs, a loss that mirrors that of the 2016–17 season. Back then, Exeter City lost the playoff final to Blackpool.

This would have marked their first return to League One since 2012 but it wasn’t to be.

Northampton were the better team in every way and beat 10-man Exeter to gain promotion to League One. For the Grecians, it was another missed chance to take a step forward after eight painful years of waiting...

Match Report: Mansfield Town 1 City 2

Exeter City picked up their first league win of the season as they beat Mansfield Town 2-1 at the One Call Stadium.

The Grecians came from a goal down to take the points. Rollin Menayese had put the home side in front, before an own goal from Ferrand Rawson in the first half. Josh Key’s first league goal in the second half meant the Grecians headed home to Devon with the three points.

The home side had the first chance inside three minutes. Striker Andy Cook, who found himself through on goal but his strike edged past the post and into the side netting.


Chris Bentley has joined the commercial team at Exeter City FC

New signing for Exeter City FC commercial team

Exeter City Football Club’s commercial team has made a top new signing – and it’s someone who’s used to a very different shaped ball…

Chris Bentley, formerly of Exeter Chiefs, has joined the football club as a consultant.

He will be working to support the successful commercial team of Mark Jenkins, Matt Kimberley and Sarah Crabb, as the club embarks upon the exciting Sky Bet League Two campaign.

Chris, who spent 13 years with Chiefs, both on and off the pitch, said he was delighted to join the team. He added: “I’m both excited and enthused about the prospect of...

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