Exeter City fan Matt Riley’s latest book is raising money for Exeter City Women.
Kit and Caboodle is an ode to football shirt culture. Kits tell us more about our club, ourselves, and the beautiful game's custodians than we often realise. From the colours, crests, designs and prices we can learn so much about what makes the game - and us - tick. Kit and Caboodle searches out the stories that our shirts tell us about the teams we support and the society we live in.
Author Matt Riley worked as a journalist in Thai football for many years, appearing regularly on the Fox Sports Central nightly show beamed across Asia, before returning to England as Lecturer in Business Management at the University of Exeter. Today he writes content for Fair Game Too UK as their Regional Media Manager. Matt has been a fan of both Exeter City and Exeter City Women for years and is dedicating the royalties from Kit and Caboodle to the Women’s team.
Speaking about why he chose to donate to Exeter City Women, Matt said: "From the first game I saw Exeter City Women, I was in awe of their drive, passion and determination to win. I was astonished that they had brought together the highest standards of professionalism on the pitch supported by coaches and media that provided the best structures for their growth.
"Despite all the demands on their time, I have seen (over the past two seasons that we have sponsored Zoe Watkins) an exponential development of fitness, tactics and focussed ambition, so dedicating the royalties from my book Kit and Caboodle was the least I could do.
"Karen and I are immensely proud of what this group has done, continues to do, and plans. UTC/UTCW."
Matt is currently working on a book titled ‘Her Game Too: A manifesto for change, which is due to be released in October. The book dedicates a chapter to City’s ‘Her Game Too’ double game weekender at St James Park last season.
To buy a copy of Kit and Caboodle, please click here.