Thanks to all our supporters who took part in the BBC Radio 5Live Read Aloud at St James Park on Saturday – you were amazing.
You’ll get a chance to hear how you sounded on the radio tomorrow morning. Tune into Radio5 Live at around 7.15am to hear your voices in unison, joining in with our club poet Rob Casey.
We took on the Read Aloud challenge as part of the BBC’s project focused on adult literacy as it’s estimated that more than nine million adults in the UK struggle to do things like completing forms, writing birthday cards or reading bedtime stories.
Research shows that reading aloud can improve memory, bring communities together and build confidence and that’s why we held our own ‘Read Aloud’ as a celebration of our unique ownership model. We commissioned Rob to create a poem about something that mattered to the club and the result was a powerful and heartfelt piece about the power of fans and the pride of being a supporter-owned club.
Thanks to Rob for writing the poem and leading the supporters so brilliantly in the reading on Saturday, here’s a copy of the poem, in case you missed it:
For Grecians, only one word matters;
proud to say, 'one of our own'.
We own our club. That word connects us.
Our community. Our home.
At St James Park we have a voice.
We have the power, everyone.
Our football club is our platform
to make a difference, get things done.
We're Exeter, we're red and white.
We speak together, openly.
This is our story, honest fight.
We took the leap, and now we're free.