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 the Supporters’ Trust, Simon Jupp MP – who also sits on the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee in Parliament – was impressed by the club’s continued inclusion of the local community and its fans in their decision-making.

During the tour, Simon Jupp MP also had an opportunity to speak with players who were training at the facility built to replace the original which had been in use since 1974.

Simon Jupp MP said: “I am so proud of what Exeter City Football Club is doing for our part of Devon and the training ground is a fantastic testament to their success. It was a pleasure to tour the site and see how the involvement of the local community has resulted in a truly world-class facility for use by players, staff, volunteers and, most importantly, the fans.”

Nick Hawker, Chair of Exeter City Supporters’ Trust, said: “We were very pleased to welcome Simon to the Cliff Hill Training Ground. As a supporter owned club, we felt it was important that our supporters had a say in whether the facility should be built and so conducted a vote. The result was overwhelmingly in favour of the project and we’re delighted with the completed project. These incredible new facilities are already making a huge difference to the players and staff and we’re very grateful to everyone who has contributed to making them a reality.”

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