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How Far Have You Taken Your City Scarf?

26 April 2016

Supporters take on challenge of getting City scarf as far south as possible

IN FEBRUARY 2016, lifelong Exeter City supporter David Coard and his partner Lynn Jones set themselves the challenge of getting an Exeter City scarf as far south as possible on their expedition to the Antarctic.
They managed to reach as far as Neko Harbour, on the Antarctic mainland, although this was still a long way from the South Pole.
Despite strenuous efforts, David failed to sign up any of the 500,000 king penguins they met on South Georgia as members of the Exeter City Supporters' Trust!
David would love to host an Antarctic evening at the Football Club later this year to raise funds for Exeter City FC charity Football In The Community. If you are interested in hearing stories of Shackleton, Scott and the race for the South Pole, Margaret Thatcher and the Falklands war, Boca Juniors and River Plate, running from angry fur seals and the problems of playing on the most Southerly grass football pitch in the world, then please email
David said: “We have so many memories from a wide range of wonderful experiences. It is billed as the trip of a lifetime and it certainly lived up to that billing. I would love to share these stories and help support the valuable work of Football in the Community.”
If you think you could take a City scarf further south, or would you be interested in creating your own challenge of taking a scarf closest to the North Pole, please contact David at

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