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Trust Newsletter | February 2022

Updated: Mar 7

Catch up with the latest going on in the Trust

We Win Again!

We’re absolutely thrilled to say we have, for the third year running, won the Fan Engagement Index! The full table for 2020/2021, including the biggest risers and fallers, can be accessed at https://fanengagement.net and the full report can be accessed via https://fanengagement.net/fan-engagement-hub.

Communication and engagement with supporters is a vital ingredient of our DNA and of course, whilst we can always do better, it’s good to know we’re at least (according this index, at least) the best!

In our last newsletter we mentioned some of the unfortunate behaviour witnessed at away games and the bad language at home games. Sadly, the Club has issued several banning orders as a result, but I’m delighted to say there hasn’t, as far as I’m aware, been a severe repeat of the behaviour and certainly, the atmosphere at St James Park has become far more family friendly. Thank you so much for helping to make our ground a wonderful place to visit!

We are pleased to welcome to Exeter City our new Chief Commercial Officer, Carrie Gillam. Carrie joins us from the Scarlets Rugby Club in Llanelli. We hope that you’ll join us in welcoming Carrie to the club.

The Trust Community Lead, Doug Gillard, assisted with the shirt presentation for Exeter United, a team made up of refugees from all over the world that have made Exeter their home. It is such a wonderful achievement for all involved, from the season ticket holders who donated their shirts, The Cans for City Campaign, The City Community Trust and the Supporters Trust. It shows that good things happen when people collaborate.



On the subject of collaboration, we’re both pleased and proud to announce that, in partnership with our friends at The Torquay United Supporters Trust, we will be co-sponsoring the Women’s Premier Cup Final between Exeter City Women and Torquay United Women in April. Both Trusts have done so much to help their respective Women’s teams over the years, so it was a logical choice to make this commitment.

In summary it has been a very positive couple of months for the Community Working Group, as restrictions around Covid finally start to peter out; there is a renewed sense of purpose in the air with plenty of opportunities to get out there and make a difference.

Finally, the next Trust Board meeting will be held on 14th March 2022, at St James Park. If you would like to attend in person, or via ZOOM, please advise Trust Secretary, Phil Burden, so that we can set up the ZOOM facility or have a space for you around the table! You can contact Phil here…

Come on you Reds!!!!

Nick Hawker, Chair
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