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📝 Geoffrey Self enjoys being the Foundation director for the day

Geoff enjoys a money can't buy prize thanks to the City Foundation

28 January 2020

The Exeter City Foundation has a number of special ‘money can’t buy’ prizes, which together with the weekly and monthly financial prizes on offer make the Foundation a GREAT DEAL for Exeter City fans.

Selected members can be director for the day, watch the first-team training at the Cliff Hill training ground and view a match from the press box alongside City’s social media staff.

Last Saturday saw Geoffrey Self, member no. 233, enjoy his director for the day prize. Geoff can be seen on the left of the above picture, together with brother-in-law Kim Scratchley, in the boardroom before the match against Colchester United.

Geoff has supported City for nearly 50 years and, in his own words: "has seen good times and bad”. He considers that the best thing that happened the club was to go into administration which led directly to the formation of the Supporters' Trust and the implementation of the community governance arrangements to run the football club.

Geoff says: "The board of directors, Supporters' Trust and staff should be congratulated for progressing the club to a level that is unrecognisable from the darker days of the past.”

Geoff is an interesting character. He trained as a mining engineer in Yorkshire, working alongside Arthur Scargill (many of you will remember the larger than life character that led the miners strikes of the 1970s and 1980s). Engineering and making things is obvious a passion, as he is still involved in making scenery to support theatre productions and has patented a machine that turns wood into charcoal, for use in 3rd world countries - such as Mozambique, where he travels regularly.

Geoff was one of the founder members of the Foundation, being part of the Old Bond Scheme in the 1990’s which became the Exeter City Foundation. In following the Grecians his best memories are of the bigger matches, Manchester United away and then home, the recent matches against Liverpool including the visit to Anfield. At a little more distance, he remembers City playing at Spurs in the FA Cup 6th round, and the 4-0 drubbing City handed out to Newcastle Utd after a draw at the other SJP.

Geoff and Kim had a splendid day out in the Board Room, enjoying the good food and hospitality – all that was needed was a goal or two on the pitch, at the right end of course, and things would have been perfect!

The Exeter City Foundation is a great deal, for just £10 per month, members are entitled to a range of prizes and, if a season ticket holder, the additional annual end-of-season benefit of cash back or a voucher for the ECFC Shop. The City Foundation draw runs throughout the year, and overall there are sixty-seven prizes – of which sixty-four are cash prizes – all of which means that members have a GREAT chance of winning, all winners are Exeter City supporters and net proceeds go to good causes at the Club. If you want to join then fill in a form at Reception, join on-line via the website or contact the Foundation administrator at


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