Exeter City participated in #EFLSeasonLaunch day today by welcoming a selection of volunteers who have supported the club over the summer for tea and cake with Matt Taylor and Matt Jay at St James Park.
With the opening fixtures of 2021/22 English Football League (EFL) season kicking off around the country this weekend, Exeter City and the EFL are thrilled to be welcoming fans back into stadiums for the start of what is shaping up to be another exciting campaign.
Stadiums have been unable to reach capacity in Leuage Two fixtures since March 2020 and the support of fans has been sorely missed. The first weekend of the new season will hear the roar of crowds return to the terraces, reminding us of football’s power to bring people together by reuniting supporters, communities, friends and families with their clubs.
Speaking about the event Matt Taylor said: "Myself and MJ have had a really enjoyable afternoon chatting openly about the club and the supporters.
"The unity was there for all to see and feel and the love we all have for this football club is unreal.
"Volunteers are the unsung heroes. We seem to have more here that are supporters and really care about the club and it means a lot to myself and the players. Rightly we have moments like this in the calendar to appreacted them."
Trevor Birch, CEO of the EFL commented: “It is fantastic to see our clubs welcoming a number of their fans back to their stadiums and training grounds today as part of the EFL’s Season Launch. In only a few days’ time thousands of supporters will be going through the turnstiles at EFL grounds across the country as we embark on what’s set to be another exhilarating, unpredictable and compelling EFL campaign.
“Supporters are what make our game special and nothing can replace that matchday experience that will be back in all its glory this weekend. Football has unique ability to connect communities, bring people together and it will be a memorable day as we welcome fans back safely nationwide.”