Four years since passing of City’s number 9This Sunday (10th August) will mark four years since our hugely popular number 9 Adam Stansfield lost his life to bowel cancer.
The number 9 remains retired in memory of the former Hereford and Yeovil striker, and the Adam Stansfield Foundation – the charity set up in his name – continues to raise an incredible amount of funds for the benefit of youth football in Devon, Somerset and Herefordshire.
During our Capital One Cup fixture against AFC Bournemouth next Tuesday, volunteers will be shaking buckets to collect for AS9 – please donate generously for this fantastic charity to help them continue their work in the community.
But before that, Exeter City face Portsmouth this Saturday on the opening weekend. Pompey fans may well be familiar with Adam’s name – at Fratton Park last season, the City supporters sung ‘A Song for Stanno’ loudly and proudly for almost the entirety of the second half.
Last season too, at the away fixture at Mansfield Town, City supporters marked the third anniversary of Adam’s passing in the ninth minute at the One Call Stadium by singing in tremendous voice.
We would encourage City supporters to show their tremendous support once more in the ninth minute against Portsmouth by paying tribute to Adam.