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📝 In Profile: The Exeter City Supporters' Club

Read up on the original and longest standing supporters' group

5 January 2024

Club News

📝 In Profile: The Exeter City Supporters' Club

Read up on the original and longest standing supporters' group

5 January 2024

The Supporters’ Club is the original and longest standing of all the supporters’ groups at Exeter City.

The organisation can be traced back as far as 1921, although it has existed in various guises in the intervening years.

Handbooks dating back to the late 1960s/early 70s can be found in the club museum. After a period of inactivity, the modern roots date back to 1989, mainly due to the initiative of Archie Gooch, a new director. Soon after the Supporters’ Club became responsible for Grecian Travel and for many years has run the hugely successful 50/50 matchday draw, which is the envy of a number of other clubs.

The organisation has also been involved in the funding of a number of projects over the years, including a tractor for pitch maintenance and the rebuilding of the Big Bank toilet block amongst others. It also continues to support various fundraising initiatives by the club, such as 'Light up the Park' and 'Kit out the Cliff'. There have also been many charitable donations, including the annual contribution to the fund for the visit to the children in the R,D&E over the festive period.

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This season, the Supporters’ Club is sponsoring first team player Harry Kite and Exeter City Women's player Zoe Cunningham and has also recently set up the 'Ted Ashman Legacy Fund', which allows underprivileged children to attend courses organised by the Community Trust.

Chairman, Giles Ashman, said: "I speak to a number of supporters, who aren’t fully aware of the existence or role of the various supporter groups which sit alongside 'The Supporters' Trust. In essence, we are keen to support the club in numerous ways and play a role in the community. Added to that, with The Supporters' Trust having a predominant role on the club board, other supporters’ groups have a vital role in facilitating accountability and dialogue."

Membership is from £10 a season and there are around 160 members on roll. Please click here to download an application form.
 
Further details can be found by clicking here.


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