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Kids in Charge day to return for Morecambe match in April

16 March 2017

Opportunity for young supporters to go behind the scenes

After the successful debut of ‘Kids in charge’ at City’s match against Stevenage last season, we now have FIFTEEN opportunities available for junior supporters to go behind the scenes at Exeter City’s match against Morecambe on Saturday, April 22.

These are genuine, money-cannot-buy opportunities at Exeter City.

Exeter City are delighted with how many young fans we’ve seen coming through the turnstiles at St James Park.  Many of them have taken advantage of our special ‘Kids Go Free’ Stagecoach Stand offer, or are season ticket holders. 

As part of our Kids in Charge special, we’re giving our younger fans aged between 7 and 15 the chance to apply for special roles here at SJP.

We have FIFTEEN opportunities up for grabs on the day, with two other lucky youngsters getting to visit the Cliff Hill Training Ground on Thursday April 6 (during half-term) to interview the manager and players as part of the weekly press call! 

Last season’s Kids in Charge day received glowing reviews. Harry, the Junior PA Assistant last said: “It was a great experience and will stay with me forever”. Proud parent Pete said: “It’s events like this that make Exeter City such a unique and special club to support”

The roles available are:
  • Chairman for the day
  • Steward 
  • Mascot 
  • Groundsman 
  • Ground Safety Manager 
  • Players’ Car Park Assistant 
  • Scoreboard Operator 
  • Matchday PA Assistant 
  • Matchday Reporter 
  • Trust Ground Tour Leader 
  • Hospitality Master of Ceremonies 
  • Cliff Hill Training Ground Reporter 
  • Ambassador 
  • Guard of Honour Manager 
  • Programme Seller
Applications can be made online by visiting http://ecfc.co/KidsInCharge17,  and need to be submitted by 5pm on Friday, April 7.

Each winner’s parents will be contacted with the good news and details of any short-listing processes.

On the day we’ll be following each winner during their time at the club, catching them on camera/video and getting their thoughts on their experiences and on the game.

Role descriptions

Chairman for the day

Shadow Exeter City Chairman of the Board Julian Tagg for the afternoon. Including access to all parts of the Stadium to make sure the operation runs smoothly off the field. 

You will need to be conversational and smartly dressed youngster who will be happy to sit in luxury for a game and watch from the best seats in the house!
  • You and up to three family members can park in the chairman’s space and enter through the Director’s Entrance
  • Enjoy pre-match hospitality in the board room and mingle with our club directors and other VIP guests 
  • Take your seats in the Directors' Box for the game with Your family 
  • Enjoy refreshments at half-time and full-time 
  • Be involved in the Man of the Match ceremony after the game
Notes: Smart dress code is required in our board room – no jeans or football shirts are allowed! 

Matchday PA Assistant

Accompany our regular PA team, introducing the mascots, presentations and of course the half-Time FITC shoot-out. We’re looking for an enthusiastic, confident youngster who won’t mind speaking on the microphone (don’t worry, we can practice beforehand!).
  • Help interview our Junior Chairman for the Day on the microphone
  • Visit the PA box and discover how our team play the music 
  • Enjoy the game with up to three family members from seats by the Dug Outs
Notes: Warm clothing and suitable footwear are needed for the day. Tickets for up to three accompanying family members will be provided.

Matchday Reporter

TV, radio and written media attend each Exeter City game and now you can join them. We’re after an aspiring journalist to take a look behind-the-scenes and see what our media manager gets up to on a matchday.
  • Collect your press pass for the day which will allow you exclusive access around the stadium.
  • Shadow our media manager and the team who collect the line-ups from the two teams and help type up the official team sheets 
  • Watch the game from the press box and observe how the different journalists work 
  • Watch the manager and player interviews after the game. You can even have your own post-match interview in front of the camera if you like!
Notes: Tickets will be provided adjacent to the press box for up to three accompanying family or friends.

Cliff Hill Training Ground Reporter – Thursday, April 6 (12-2.00pm approx)

Fancy visiting the Cliff Hill Training Ground during your half-term break? We’re after two budding young journalists who fancy a sneaky peak around the training ground and asking Paul Tisdale and coaches/players some questions as part of the normal press call on Thursday April 20.
  • Tour of the Training Ground with our Media Manager
  • Watch training 
  • Observe the weekly press conference with Paul Tisdale and the local press and ask your own questions!
Notes: Winners will need to be able to visit the training ground from mid-day until approximately 2.00pm on Thursday, April 22 and must be accompanied by an adult. Photos and video of your visit may be taken for media purposes.

Steward



An opportunity to attend the 10.30am Steward Briefing and help to make sure we enjoy a safe game. 



The steward for the afternoon includes access to all parts of the Ground to make sure the operation runs smoothly off the field.  You will need to be conversational and be able to wear something yellow if possible! 

You will visit the ‘control tower’ and help with CCTV surveillance and enjoy refreshments at half-time.

Ground Safety Manager

Join the Ground Safety Manager in the ‘control tower’ The role will involve:
  • Arriving at the Ground around 1pm and helping brief the Steward Team
  • Watching the match from the “Control Room” with the Management team and the Police Commander for the match.
  • Observing cctv and moving the camera angle

Players’ Car Park Assistant

Shadow Maurice and the team between 10am and noon.

  • Help the players park their cars safely in the car park
  • Keep order for the players as autograph hunters mingle around the players along with others keen to get selfies.
  • Watch the game with your family and the car park team from the old players' dug-out in the Main Stand
Notes: Smart warm dress code is required and if possible something yellow.

Mascot

Shadow Grecian as he entertains the fans before the match and at half-time!
  • Enjoy refreshments after half-time.
  • Spend time on the pitch.
  • Help adjudicate the half-time shoot out

Hospitality Master of Ceremonies

Shadow the Hospitality Master of Ceremonies for the afternoon. You will need to be conversational and smartly-dressed, and happy to sit in luxury for a game and watch from the best seats in the house!

  • Help interview the player/guest in the Paramount Personnel Suite.
  • Take the Player on a tour of the Executive Boxes.
  • Help with half-time/end of match competition
  • Help with the end of game presentations to Player of the Match and our sponsors that afternoon. 

Notes: Smart dress code is required in hospitality and the executive Boxes – no jeans or football shirts are allowed.


Groundsman

Shadow our head groundsman Clive Pring in preparing, watering and marking the pitch from 9am-noon.  
You might even get a ride on the Grecian Tractor.




Notes: Very warm clothes needed, as well as parents who are prepared to bring you to the ground and sit in the cold watching you prepare the pitch.


Scoreboard Operator

Shadow the matchday operator for the afternoon. Location cannot be guaranteed so you will need to be smartly-dressed and happy to sit anywhere! 


  • Press the magic button for goal updates
  • Enjoy refreshments at half-time 



Notes: Smart dress code is required – no jeans or football shirts are allowed.


Tour Guide

Take your family and our other guests on a ground tour promoted by the Exeter City Supporters' Trust.  This might be at a different home game, subject to demand.

Programme Seller

Shadowing one of the team selling the matchday programme ‘The Grecian’. No experience is necessary and you will get to take home a copy!

Guard of Honour Manager

Helping to select and coach the Guard of Honour from the stand. No experience necessary.

Ambassador

Assisting the team that have earned a glowing reputation this season for helping direct and answer supporters questions

To apply for any of the roles please visit: http://ecfc.co/KidsInCharge17 by 5pm on Friday, April 7.


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