STARS Update...

February 5, 2020

Our under-23s cup victory over Portsmouth FC on Tuesday, February 4, involved 13 young STARS in the starting line up & on the subs bench: Congratulations to all involved!


To learn more about the STARS campaign, or to make a donation, please click here


Since our last update our running total has increased to £8,675, made up of individual donations, and a significant sum from the ExEC 100 Club - a huge thank you to you all. 



Your donations are being used in many ways in support of the academy...


* A new 60" TV for the academy meeting room, which will be used for analysing players' performances and progress. It is also used regularly for presentations by staff & by internal and external organisations, presenting to academy staff. 


* A two-day course at St Georges Park for the academy physio, Clodagh Mclelland. The ATMMiF (Advanced Trauma Medical Management in Football), FA level 5 is the highest medical qualification the FA provide for doctors & physios, enabling the recipient to be a team leader in the event of a life or limb threatening injury. The qualification needs to be renewed every three years. 


* New laptops for the study area - an on-going programme – allowing coaching staff to assess and deliver video analysis of training and performances. Staff also now need to routinely record their work as a requirement for regular audits. 


The computers also provide access to centrally held secure files, and can be used by all of our scholars, to provide a holistic education for all our young STARS.


Your STARS donations are really making a difference to all areas of our Academy, helping to develop our players, increase staff knowledge & expertise as well as making every day tasks easier to undertake.

Thank you.




Jackie Willey was the winner of our latest draw  for STARS donors, she'll be enjoying hospitality
for two in the Trust Suite in the near future. Thanks for your support Jackie.




The end of season awards dinner is taking place on Saturday, April 18 at the University of Exeter, to celebrate the 2019/20 season.

The Trust is sponsoring a table to thank all who have donated to our STARS campaign this season.


The draw will take place on Friday, February 14 at noon, with four pairs of tickets as prizes.

So if you've been considering donating to STARS but haven't got round to it yet now would be a good time.


Good Luck!




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