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...

Archibald-Henville completes City return

Exeter City are delighted to announce that centre-back Troy Archibald-Henville has completed his return to the club following a two-year spell at Carlisle United.

Troy is City’s fourth recruit of the summer, following the acquisitions of midfielder Lloyd James, and strikers Robbie Simpson and Liam McAlinden.

London-born Troy began his career at Tottenham Hotspur. He would go on to captain Spurs’ reserve side and feature in the first-team squad on two occasions including for the North London derby in December 2007.

After a temporary switch to Norwich City, the 27-...

Exeter City to remember players killed in Somme

Exeter City Football Club will be remembering four former players who died during the Battle of the Somme at a special ceremony to be held at their St James Park war memorial.

The memorial service, in partnership with the Royal British Legion, will take place at 2pm on Friday 1 July. This is the exact centenary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme. That day alone saw 57,470 British casualties including 19,240 who were killed. Two Exeter City players - Fred Bailey and Evelyn Lintott died on this first day and two others Arthur Evans and Percy Worner during the rest of the...

Exeter City agree formation date

The Grecians were formed in 1901. That is the date that has been agreed by the Club and Trust boards after a period of consultation with supporters.

Research has shown that it was after the 1900/1 season that St Sidwell’s United was formed. They played their first ever game – a 4-2 friendly victory at home to Dawlish on 21 September 1901. Contemporary newspaper reports refer to St Sidwell’s as “a new organisation” and “a newly-formed club”.

United moved into St James Park for the 1903/4 season and then at their AGM on 31 May 1904 voted to change their name to Exeter City....

Exeter City scores Dementia Action hat trick

Exeter City Football Club has scored a dementia action hat trick.

Three of its organisations have been accepted as members of the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance and can now proudly use the ‘Working to become Dementia Friendly’ logo. The Football Club together with its owners the Supporters Trust and its charity Football in the Community have all successfully submitted action plans to address the issue of dementia. The move followed a workshop held at the club in April when representatives of the three bodies received an awareness raising session provided by the Alliance. The three...

Exeter City extends season ticket offer

England kick off their Euro 2016 campaign against Russia this Saturday, and to celebrate the buzz and excitement surrounding this summer’s tournament Exeter City Football Club is extending the deadline of their saver season ticket price.

The offer had previously been set to run until 17 June, but supporters now have the length of England’s Euro campaign to snap up their season tickets at a reduced price; anytime between June 20 and July 10 depending on how optimistic you’re feeling about the Three Lions’ chances in France.

Saver season tickets not only guarantee you your...

Thousands flock to University fun day

An estimated 2,500 people visited the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus for a fun-filled programme of free family events yesterday.

The award-winning grounds were abuzz as local residents took part in tours, a treasure hunt and a wide range of sports sessions, from football skills with Exeter City football club, to archery, touch rugby, and ultimate Frisbee.

The vibrant event featured a farmers’ market and a family disco, alongside the chance to hear first-hand form world-leading academics on their research.

Professor Sir Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor of the...

City strike late to win at the Lamex

Substitute Jayden Stockley netted twice late-on as Exeter City returned to winning ways at the Lamex Stadium.

After being under the cosh for large chunks of the game, the Grecians defended resolutely to remain on level terms going into the final ten minutes. It was Stockley who then had the final say, breaking the deadlock in the eighty-fourth minute before scoring his and City’s second goal of the afternoon with seconds remaining.

There were six changes to the Exeter City side that slipped to defeat in Paul Tisdale’s five-hundredth game in charge against Oxford United last...

City fans invited to play in Emirates FA Cup gaming tournament

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 02/23/2016 - 12:32pm

Registering to play in the first ever Emirates FA Cup gaming tournament held at Wembley Stadium closes in one month (18 March 2016). Gamers and super fans from across the world are invited to enter for the chance to represent their team, compete for glory and the opportunity to lift the trophy and win tickets to the illustrious Emirates FA Cup Final on 21 May.

On Saturday 7 May, gamers of varying ability will descend upon Wembley Stadium as the home of football transforms into an epic gaming colosseum set to turn heads and sweat palms in equal measure.

Gamers will face-off...

Exeter City FC says ‘no to homophobia’

Exeter City Football Club will be taking another stand against homophobia at its home game with Newport County (Saturday, February 20; kick off 1pm).

The match has been designated as the Club’s annual “Football v Homophobia” fixture and a number of initiatives to mark the day have been organised by the Exeter City Supporters’ Trust and its One Game One Community (OGOC) Group and the Club’s Football in the Community charity.

This is the seventh time that a Football v Homophobia match has been held by Exeter City and the initiative has been backed by first team player and...