Grecians recognised for exemplary disciplinary recordExeter City are delighted to announce that the club has been awarded the FA’s Fair Play Trophy in consecutive seasons as part of the FA Respect Awards, following another exemplary disciplinary record in the 2014/15 season.
The Grecians were given the award at the end of the 2013/14 season for having an unmatched disciplinary record in all three divisions of the Football League, and now the feat has been repeated again at the end of the 2014/15 campaign.
Additionally, Exeter also won last year’s PFA Bobby Moore Trophy, which was presented to the club last November by PFA Executive and former Manchester United captain Martin Buchan.
Exeter picked up just 47 yellow cards over the course of the 2014/15 season, and just a single red – two feats which none of their divisional competitors could better. That amounted to just 200 disciplinary points, which was unrivalled across the three divisions.
This year’s FA Respect Awards ceremony will take place ahead of the Community Shield final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 2nd August, where Exeter City will again be represented.
This is the sixth year that The FA have distributed the Respect Awards, where professional clubs, local leagues, grassroots organisations, individuals and County FAs are recognised. They are designed to help ensure that football is played in a fair, decent and enjoyable environment at every level of the game.
The award carries with it a £10,000 prize fund which can be spent on charitable, football in the community or youth talent development projects of the club’s choice. Exeter City will consider the best way to allocate this funding in due course and submit their proposal to Greg Dyke, chairman of the Football Association. A cheque presentation will be made by a representative of the FA at St James Park in the forthcoming season.
A letter from FA Chairman Greg Dyke read: “The award is a considerable credit to how the club demonstrates the ability to play in a very competitive league in a manner which promotes Fair Play and Respect in the game.
“That you have won this award for a second year emphasises that this approach has been embedded into the playing culture of your club.”
For more information about the FA Respect Awards, including the full list of 2014/15 winners, click here.