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Community tournament celebrating diversity will take place on World Cup Final Day

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 07/09/2018 - 11:55am

EXETER City Football Club is marking the day of the World Cup Final (Sunday, July 15, 2018) by holding its own special international tournament for both men and women's teams.

The Club will once again celebrate diversity in the local community when its annual summer five-a-side tournament is held at the University of Exeter’s Streatham Sports Park.

The competition encourages participation from black and minority ethnic teams and attracts players from many different parts of the world. Past finalists include sides representing Poland, Slovakia, Africa, Afghanistan, Lithuania...

Learning from Exeter's past to shape its future

Authored by Martyn Goss
Posted: Sat, 07/15/2017 - 8:13am

Are there lessons to be learned from Exeter’s past to take into its future? Can we discern characteristics from its history to enlighten the next few generations of this more than two-thousand-year-old city?

From its first beginnings as a prehistoric hill settlement, what has really determined Exeter’s wealth and well-being has been its geographical location – its underlying geology, its climate, and its estuary position east of Dartmoor.

On a promontory overlooking the river valley, Exeter has enjoyed a position of strength against potential invaders, access to water for...

Callington and Afghans win Exeter City Community Tournament

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 07/03/2016 - 10:20pm

Callington and fghan United were the winners in Exeter City’s community football tournament held on Sunday (3 July). Nearly 200 local players took part.

Callington won the Women’s competition, winning every match they played. They beat Tedburn St Mary based Inter M’Ladies 5-1 in the final. In the semi finals Callington defeated the All Blacks from South Devon 2-1 and Inter edged out Buckland, also by 2-1. In the Men’s competition Afghan United became the first team to win the title three times, having previously won the tournament in 2008 and 2009. They beat Kurdish side Azad...

Exeter City to hold community football tournament

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sat, 06/25/2016 - 10:07pm

Exeter City Football Club will once again celebrate local diversity by holding a community football tournament on Sunday 3 July. Both male and female teams will compete for trophies. The 6 a side competition has been organised by Exeter City Supporters Trust’s One Game One Community Group and Exeter City’s Football in the Community team.

It will take place at the University of Exeter’s Streatham Sports Complex. The tournament, now in its 12th year, encourages participation from local community teams and especially black and minority ethnic players. The event attracts players from...

Exeter: City of welcome, city of diversity

Authored by Martyn Goss
Posted: Sat, 03/19/2016 - 3:38pm

I was born in Exeter in 1955. In the next bed to my mother was a Sikh woman who had also given birth to a son. Her family had come to Exeter in 1947, mine probably in the 1500’s. Both of us male babies were native Exonians.

In reality, we are all either migrants or the descendants of migrants. Many of us have ancestors who fled places of oppression, or violence or death. The only difference is that some of us arrived in the UK at an earlier time. and in smaller or greater numbers than others. Otherwise we are all human beings and our history should not give us preference or...

Exeter City to host diversity event

Authored by ECFC - Football in the Community
Posted: Thu, 07/23/2015 - 9:32am

Exeter City Football Club will once again celebrate diversity in the local community by holding an international football tournament this Sunday (26 July).

The six-a-side competition has been organised by Exeter City Supporters Trust’s One Game One Community Group and Exeter City’s Football in the Community team. It will take place at the University of Exeter’s Streatham Sports Complex.

The tournament, now in its 11th year, encourages participation from local community teams and especially black and minority ethnic players. The event attracts players from many different...

Exeter Respect Festival 2014

Event Date: 
31/05/2014 - 12:00pm to 01/06/2014 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Belmont Park, Belmont Road, Exeter

This year's Respect promises to be as exciting as ever with a fantastic line-up of acts and activities taking place in Belmont Park from 12noon to 7pm on Saturday 31 May and from 11am to 6 pm on Sunday 1 June 2014.

Belmont Park will be covered in beautiful decorations produced by a range of schools, community and youth groups. There will be activities and performances representing every part of Exeter’s culture, which is becoming more diverse year-on-year, with something to see or do for participants of all ages and backgrounds. This year Exeter Respect been sponsored by many...

We'll Meet in Moscow

Event Date: 
06/06/2014 - 2:30pm
Venue: 
Unit 22, Guildhall Shopping Centre, Exeter

A love story between two women that spans a hundred years, moves across continents, occurs in a multitude of languages. A story about hope, the distances we travel, and the lengths we might go to when falling in love...

We’ll Meet in Moscow is a new collaborative performance project created by writer Natalie McGrath (Oxygen, Coasting), choreographer Jane Mason (Life Forces, Singer) and sculptor Sophia Clist (Oxygen, The World At Your Feet), and is a response to the banning of Gay Pride in Moscow, August 2012, for 100 years. As we historically celebrate equal marriage rights here in...

Greens call for a new ‘Best of Devon’ quarter in city centre redevelopment

Authored by andrewbellEGP
Posted: Sat, 06/22/2013 - 11:36am

The Green Party in Exeter is calling on Exeter City Council to ensure the bus station redevelopment provides an opportunity to showcase the best that Devon has to offer in local foods, artisan crafts and multiculturalism and diversity.

Citing the phenomenal successes in Exeter of the South West Food Festival and Respect Festival, the Green Party believes there is popular demand for an area in the city centre with such a focus.

Responding to a recent City Centre strategy consultation, the Green Party is calling for the redevelopment to incorporate a market square and space...

Exeter Respect Festival - the city's annual celebration of diversity

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Thu, 05/30/2013 - 12:44am

Taking place this weekend in Belmont Park from 12noon to 7pm on Saturday 1 June and from 11am to 6 pm on Sunday 2 June, Exeter Respect has a celebratory atmosphere second to none. This year’s festival builds on the key aspects of last year’s amazing event, the city’s biggest-ever community celebration! Exeter Respect is the city's annual celebration of diversity, where the performing and creative arts are used to engage the wider community in saying no to racism and all forms of prejudice.

Belmont Park will be covered in beautiful site decoration produced by a range of schools,...

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