Exeter City FC was delighted to welcome members of the family of club legend, Sid Thomas as guests at City's home match against Northampton Town on Saturday, November 17.
Sid was inducted into the Exeter City Hall of Fame in 2017. He was a founder of the club, a player, secretary, manager, chairman and president in an incredible era of service from 1901 until his death in 1972.
Sid was a Managing Clerk with Dunn and Baker, Solicitors, for several years and was an amateur player with Exeter City, appearing in their very first match against the 110th Battery Royal Artillery in an East Devon Senior League fixture in September 1904. He remained as player until 1908.
The family went on a stadium tour before the game which included viewing Sid’s Hall of Fame banner under the new Stagecoach Adam Stansfield stand. They also visited his grave in Higher Cemetery before watching the match as guests in the boardroom.
Granddaughter Ros Hardwick said:“Thank you for the wonderful hospitality. We all enjoyed our time immensely. The stadium is now looking splendid.
"We trust Exeter City Football Club will go from strength to strength and who knows, maybe League 1 football next season!”.
Pictured from left to right are Russell Sadler (Grandson), Rebecca Hardwick (Great granddaughter), Ros Hardwick (Granddaughter) and Chris Hardwick (Grandson in law).
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