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Posted on January 8th 2018 by

Welcome to todays game against West Brom

It’s been a fantastic year for CITY Community Trust., reaching around 45,000 people, aged from three to 83, across Exeter and Devon through our activities, which are focused on health, wellbeing, physical activity and education.

We rebranded from Football in the Community to the CITY Community Trust, to more accurately reflect the types of activity we’re delivering in our communities, and we were delighted to announce comedian Ade Edmondson as our patron.

If you were in Exeter on December 3rd you couldn’t miss the 600 Santa’s running through the city as part of our annual Santa Run, with many runners supporting our charity partners Children’s Hospice Southwest, Exeter Royal Academy For Deaf Education. If you missed out in 2017 be sure to be involved in 2018

Our Holiday Courses have once again proved a great success. The team has delivered more than 120 courses over the year, with more than 3,000 children taking part making new friendships, as well as each individual being inspired to develop in a fun and healthy environment.

Junior Grecians

The Junior Supporters Club has had an amazing season, engaging in activities ranging from ‘Train with the Players Day’ to the Junior Grecian Christmas Disco. We now have around 400 members, all of whom can enjoy the newly refurbished attraction at St James Park on a match day ,the “JG Zone”. A huge thank you to all the staff, volunteers, schools, partners and sponsors, Crealy Adventure Park and Domino’s Pizza for their support.


CITY Community Trust is proud to be delivering the country’s fastest growing youth programme in a century.

National Citizen Service (NCS) brings together 15-17 year olds from different backgrounds at a pivotal moment in their lives to improve social mobility, social cohesion and social engagement in the greater Exeter area.

The Community Trust team has delivered to more than 1,000 young people since formation in 2015. Through the delivery of NCS our one thousand graduates have raised in excess of £20,000 and delivered over 30,000 hours of social action projects in the community.

Have a look on our website about an amazing community project one NCS group delivered at Exeter Prison.

Female Football

The Exeter City Ladies FC team continues to go from strength-to-strength. Under the management of Abbie Britton the team has shown great dedication and played with style in the early part of the season.

To create a clear pathway to the Ladies team, the Girls Football Development Centre was formed in August 2017. The Development Centre provides talented young female players the opportunity to develop through training sessions and fixtures, in conjunction with representing their local clubs.

Both programmes aim to improve and expand in 2018 giving many other girls and young women the chance to improve their confidence and physical wellbeing through sport. If you would like further information please contact Donna Langdon


Looking to 2018

If all this activity has inspired you, then dust off your running shoes for the CITY Community Trust running events in 2018

On February 10 & 11th the CITY Community Trust will deliver the Exeter Half Marathon, with more than 600 runners and 1,000 supporters it’s going to be a busy weekend.

We’ve also got the Granite Way Marathon across Dartmoor on March 4 and the Exeter Marathon on May 20. For more information or to sign up

And, of course, the Santa Run will be back in December.

CITY Fit Club

We’ve had some amazing results through our CITY Fit Club. No ability level is required to join this friendly community lead programme, everyone aged over 30 years old who would like to benefit from the programme are welcome, who want to lose weight and become fitter and healthier both physically and mentally.

The 10 week FREE programme starts on Jan 15th so be sure to sign up today.


Man vs Fat Football

Man v Fat football, endorsed by the FA, is a 14-week football league exclusively for the 56% of UK men who are overweight or obese, starting in Exeter on January 19th.

Over the 14 weeks, players will be put into teams and will battle against each other in a local league every Friday evening, to be held at the Cliff Hill Training Ground.

It’s not just about the football, Man v Fat also offers participants diet and lifestyle advice, 24/7 online support as well as experienced CITY Community Trust Health & Wellbeing staff available on matchdays. To register or for more information visit:


Sponsorship Opportunities

We’ve appointed a new Business Development Manager, Craig Townsend, who will be helping the charity to develop its community engagement.

If you or your business would like to be involved in any CITY Community Trust activities contact Craig by email 

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