Despite the sun being conspicuous by its absence, it was smiles all round on Sunday as hundreds flocked to St James Park for the official launch of the Grecians’ new home shirt at the club’s Family Funday.
As well as offering supporters their first chance to snap up City’s new look home shirt, Grecian fans also had the chance to witness a specially arranged training session hosted by City manager Paul Tisdale. There were also a host of fun day activities on offer throughout the day which were organised by the Supporters’ Trust in partnership with volunteers from a number of the club’s Supporters Groups.
Coordinating the Fun Day activities on the day was Bernadette Coates from the Supporters’ Trust, who wished to express her gratitude to everybody who worked so hard to make the day a success.
Bernadette said: “On behalf of the Supporters Trust I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who made the day possible and who made it such an enjoyable day for all. Without the efforts of supporters from the Red Army, Supporters’ Club, East Devon Grecians as well as from the club’s community of volunteers, we wouldn’t have been able to put on such a great, family event.”
Bernadette also wished to extend the thanks to the staff at Exeter City FC, who went above and beyond the call of duty, to ensure the day was a great success.
“As the fun day co-ordinator I needed to ask lots of the staff at our club and I would like to thank them for all their efforts throughout the day.”
In addition to raising vital funds for both Exeter City FC and the Supporters’ Trust, it proved successful as a recruitment tool for the Trust, with 10 new Trust members signing up on the day. However the biggest reward was taken from the smiles on the faces of City’s younger fans, all of whom seemed to enjoy their day despite the rain! The Funday was certainly a day for all the family and cements Exeter City Football Club’s status as a true community owned club.