More than 100 Junior Grecians gathered at Exeter City’s Cliff Hill training for the annual Train with the Team day.
The event saw youngsters get the chance to meet the City first team squad, receive autographs and play alongside them in small sided games.
Coaching sessions were given to all of the children throughout the morning as they took part in passing, shooting and dribbling drills before Matt Taylor’s men finished up their first team training session and headed down to meet the young fans on the 3G pitch.
Exeter City's Will Dean poses for a photo with a Junior Grecian
Exeter City’s first team forward Ryan Bowman was delighted to meet some of the younger supporters and says the team always enjoy engaging with the fans.
He explained: “It’s great, it’s every little boy’s dream to play football and they will want to be where we are in 10- or 15-years’ time. It makes their day; you can see smiles on their faces when the players come around. It’s brilliant and it makes you feel good, it’s all about them, their day out.
“It’s good to have these kinds of days and it brings players together with the fans. The club put on things like bouncy castles for the kids and stuff like that and they give them the chance to get autographs from the players. The kids love it and puts a smile on their faces."
The day saw over 100 Junior Grecians take part
The aim of the Junior Grecians is to have as much fun as possible whilst supporting Exeter City. Each year a number of EXCLUSIVE events are available, which include the popular train-with-the-team day, quizzes, parties, penalty shoot-outs and parades on the pitch at half time.
In addition to being invited to the events we hold each year; you also get the following benefits with Junior Grecians membership:
- Personalised membership card
- Junior Membership of the Trust (including silver ticketing priority)
- A birthday card signed by Grecian the Lion
- Christmas card and present
- 10% Discount on CITY Community Trust Courses
- 10% Discount in the club shop
- Priority Events throughout the year
- Mascot and shoot out Opportunities
- Free Ground Tour*
- Exclusive Access to the Junior Grecians family zone**
- Free Match Tickets***
* Provided by the Supporters Trust. Advance Booking required, please contact Club Reception by phoning 01392 411243 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
** Between 12:30pm-1:30pm Saturday Matchdays (open access to all families from 1:30pm)
***One Junior Grecian per paying adult. Block E family area or Big Bank family standing Section only. Subject to availability. 24-hour advance booking required. Not available for Cup matches.