As our three-year front of shirt sponsorship contract with Carpetright comes to an end, we would like to put on record our thanks to the company for its support.
The partnership saw Carpetright supporting our club through sponsoring both our men’s and women’s teams. In addition to this they generously gave to grass roots community clubs which, through our We Win You Win competition, saw them donating £500 to a local sports club every time Exeter City won a match – in all the donations totalled £15,000.
Nick Hawker, chair of Exeter City Supporters’ Trust, said: “We are very grateful to Carpetright, who have been a fantastic sponsor and partner, in the truest sense of the word, over the last three years. Their support has enabled our club to grow and develop and has been a major part of our success, both on and off the pitch.
“They really understood the importance of connecting with their community, something we embrace as a supporter owned club, so it has also been wonderful to see their donations to local sports clubs, many of whom were in real need of support during the pandemic.”
Amongst the winners have been youth and senior football teams, a water polo club, rugby squads and walking football teams.
The Exeter Spitfires Baseball team were recipients of a We Win You Win donation in April last year and there proved to be a great synergy with the club - the very first European Baseball Championship was held at St James Park in 1945 and home matches used to take place at the Cat & Fiddle. The inclusive club, which has players aged from 14 to 60 plus, has grown rapidly and used the funds for new equipment and the cost of renting a field.
Matthew Cousins, who is a member of the Exeter Spitfires team, said: “We were very grateful to receive a donation from Carpetright through the We Win You Win competition, they have been a fantastic sponsor for Exeter City, benefiting so many local groups, as well as the football club itself.”