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...

Big Screen Sports showing at Vue this Spring

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Posted: Mon, 05/02/2022 - 7:35am

VUE has announced its latest calendar of sporting events, featuring Europe’s top teams facing off in the UEFA finals.

From Tuesday 3 May, football fans can watch some of England’s biggest teams play for glory across two of world football’s biggest club competitions, as the UEFA Champions League and Europa League screen at Vue in partnership with BT Sport.

The scene has been set for a new European champion in both competitions, as last years Champions League winners and current Club World Cup champions, Chelsea, and last year’s Europa League winners, Sevilla, have been...

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...

New teams wanted in Exeter for Tuesday evening Community 6-a-Side League

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Posted: Tue, 02/01/2022 - 11:09pm

The league operates on Tuesday evenings @ ISCA ACADEMY astro pitch and is affiliated to the FA.

Qualified referees are used to officiate games and all games are 40 minutes slots. The weekly fee to play is from £4 per player and each team play 1 game per week. Fixtures and league tables are on the league website and updated on a weekly basis.

Over 100 players weekly take part in the league and any standard of player or team are welcome to join. You can sign up as team or as an individual player and individual players will be entered into a team.


Free trial games available to all new teams at your local 6aside league

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Posted: Tue, 02/01/2022 - 10:28pm

Soccersixes Wednesday night 6-a-side league held at ISCA College currently holds space for up to 16 teams playing on one single night.

Why not get a group together be it through people at work or mates outside of work with an aim to be more active and support the community league in doing so.

Divisions available to suit all player standards and one-off games are available to trial the league without any future commitments. If after the trial the team wants to commit to a season, then sign up is online.

Soccersixes hold three other leagues in the area on 3...

Question sport rugby football quiz night knowledge

Question of Sport

Event Date: 
27/01/2022 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Sandy Park, Exeter

Six of the Westcountry's top sports stars will make up the teams for the return of our Question of Sport event, at Sandy Park on Thursday 27th January.

Based around the same successful workings of the hit BBC show, the stars will have their sporting knowledge tested during a series of fun-filled rounds that will be overseen by quizmaster Mark Tyler.

This time around we're going to be welcoming some past favourites as well as some new stars to the panel!

From the Exeter Chiefs, we've got Joe Simmonds, outside half & play maker who led the Club to their famous...

Junior football team Cranbrook United FC​ gets Purple boost

Exeter’s grass-root community under 13’s football team, Cranbrook United FC, has been sponsored by Purplebricks, Britain’s biggest estate agent brand*, ahead of its new season.

The Purplebricks logo now appears on the team’s new home shirts, funded by the tech-led estate agent. With many players outgrowing their previous kits, the team are delighted to have new shirts to wear to training and matches this season. Without the support from Purplebricks, the children would not have a kit to play in.

The club, run entirely by volunteers, has suffered a significant loss of...

Jon Gittens Pitch unveiled at St George's Park in honour of former FA coach

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Posted: Mon, 11/01/2021 - 8:29pm

A pitch has been unveiled at the national football centre, in memory of former FA colleague and friend Jon Gittens. A role model and pioneer in coach education, as a Black coach developer Gittens was a leading voice in the conversation on equality, diversity and inclusion during his time with English football's governing body.

Through his work, Jon championed inclusivity and acted as a mentor and role model for the next generation of coaching talent from ethnically diverse communities. Since his loss in 2019, Gittens’ family and The FA have looked to celebrate his achievements in...

Exeter City Football Club

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,...


6-a-side league donates £2,025 to NHS and is back running after lockdown

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Posted: Mon, 08/31/2020 - 6:11pm

Thanks to the volunteering of Soccersixes staff and referees, through lockdown the 6aside league managed to raise and donate £2,025 to the NHS.

The 6-a-side league provider who usually operate 6-a-side leagues outdoors on 3G pitches decided during lockdown to help the NHS and to therefore operate an e-soccer online FIFA gaming tournament and raised the £2,025 with all profit going to the NHS.

Soccersixes spokesman Sean Uppal said: ‘We wanted to do something to help in the pandemic and one of our referees mentioned doing a charity online gaming tournament. Our staff and...