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📝 Junior Grecians enjoy 'Train with the Team day'

Over 100 Junior Grecians enjoyed a fun filled session where they got the chance to meet the City first team

30 July 2018

Over 100 Junior Grecians gathered at Exeter City’s Cliff Hill training for the annual Train with the Team day.

The event saw youngsters get the chance to meet the City first team squad, receive autographs and play alongside them in small sided games.

Coaching sessions were given to all of the children throughout the morning as they took part in passing, shooting and dribbling drills before Matt Taylor’s men finished up their first team training session and headed down to meet the young fans on the 3G pitch.

Exeter City first team player Lee Holmes thinks occasions like this are very important for the relationship between the club and its supporters.

He said: “It’s class. Every year I have been here so far there has been probably 100+ kids which is great. It’s always nice to be able to interact with them, play a few games and see smiles on faces.

“When you get down here you realise how family orientated the club is and the work that Scott Walker does, not just in and around the ground, but in and around the city.”

Lee also says how pleased he was to see so many of the youngsters wearing Exeter City shirts as they show their support for their local side.

He continued: “I’ve seen so many Exeter City shirts on today, from all of the age groups, and I think if we can do our part on and off the pitch then I think it only creates the excitement that is in and around the city.

The City winger also admitted how he enjoyed going to similar events when he was a youngster as he tried to meet his favourite professionals.

He said: “I did, I used to go to all the clubs that I could go to back in Derby or Nottingham and try and get as many autographs as I could. It’s nice to be doing the same for these kids.”

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