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📝 Club saddened by the news of Jon Gittens' passing

12 May 2019

Exeter City and Exeter City Supporters' Trust were saddened to learn of the news that former player Jon Gittens has died at the age of 55.

Jon moved to Exeter City in July 1998 on a free transfer, having previously been linked with a move to Swansea City as player-coach.

His debut for Exeter was coincidentally at Swansea. Jon played regularly as central defender during his two season stay at St James’ Park, he then joined Conference side, Nuneaton Borough in August 2000. He had played 98 times for the Grecians scoring 5 goals

His stay at Nuneaton was a short one though and in January 2001 he was playing for Dorchester Town on loan. Gittens then became a coach at Fareham Town in December 2001, and then manager six months later.

Gittens resigned in July 2004 and he Managed and coached the successful Solent University side Team Solent in the Southampton League.

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of Jon at this sad time. 

Forever a Grecian.


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