Trust Newsletter | December 2020
Updated: Mar 6
Hello and welcome to the latest online edition of the Trust newsletter.
2020 has been an incredibly difficult year for everyone, yet without wishing to ignore the horrible circumstances we have all found ourselves in, here are my thoughts that I’ll be taking into the New Year.
At Exeter City Football Club we have a Trust Board and club board of directors fully focused on the efficient and safe financial management of the club – we were nervous when the last season ended prematurely, of course, but our ownership model and financial management had put us in an excellent place to manage and survive the period.
We have a superb manager who has shown his faith and confidence in our incredible Academy and their amazing coaches and management team. We have a team that have been a joy to watch, bristling with youth and experience… burning for success!
Having missed out on some amazing performances the team welcomed supporters back in real style, beating Tranmere Rovers 5-0. Ryan Bowman even recreated an earlier hat-trick for us and Jake Taylor’s celebration in front of the Big Bank was a joy!
Throughout the most difficult periods of the year the City Community Trust were there for the people of Exeter, doing what they do best, offering help and support where it was most needed.
Over Christmas that work continues and of course, the Supporters Trust have been aiding Exeter Community Initiatives to bring some Christmas cheer to people. It’s not just about the football.
…and finally. You, our amazing supporters, who donated such huge amounts of money, refused refunds both last season and this, and who’ve volunteered tirelessly to help.
If you’ll excuse me for forgetting pandemics, Wembley, not seeing enough of friends and family, and missing out on so much more, 2020 seems to have been an amazing year for Exeter City. Success can never be guaranteed but if anyone deserves it… Everyone single person at the Club, the City Community Trust, the Club and Trust Boards, but most of all our supporters, should be super proud to be a Grecian.
I sincerely hope that, during the Christmas period, you’ve been able to catch-up with family and friends. Maybe even a little live football! The Trust would like to take this opportunity to wish you the absolute best of things during 2021. Goodness knows we deserve it!
Nick Hawker, Trust Chairman
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