Doesn't life have a way of throwing up coincidences? 20 years to the month after a few Exeter fans met in a pub at Leyton Orient after a Division 3 game in November 1991, we found ourselves celebrating our birthday at the same venue. And in the same division.
Out of those small beginnings we have grown into a global supporters group keeping members as far afield as Australia, Norway, Taiwan and wherever the Seabourn Odyssey is currently sailing informed of the latest news and views from St James Park.
Most importantly, we exist to get supporters to City games. Each and every week we organise travel, meeting places, match tickets and, if necessary, accommodation. We're usually able to get cheaper fares than people can get on their own and, of course, there's the added bonus of a group of die-hard Grecians with whom to share the journey, the banter and the cider armadillos. Contact Neil Le Milliere on the e-mail address below to get details about any trip or to go on the mailing list for details of all trips throughout the season.
Regular participation in the APFSCIL football, pool and darts leagues means even if you are a casual fan there are opportunities to get involved. The football team is now established in the top division and the more socially inclined B(auys) side continue to compete under the mantra of “It's the taking part that counts.” The darts team enjoyed their first promotion since forming in 2007 and the pool team , consistently among the league leaders, are now into their 15th season. See below for contact details of how to get involved.
In 2012 the Exiles will visit the Greek Island of Andros for the 6th year. It began when a City fan, tracing her family history, met a retired non-league footballer, who ran a villa on the island and had played up front for Weymouth with Ex-city striker Alan Beer. A chance meeting has now morphed into an annual fans' match on the island surrounded by a week of sun, sea, sand and socialising.
Poignantly, we are also remembering founder member Dom Sanders who sadly passed away after a short illness in 2011. Dom's larger than life character was a driving force in getting the membership and group started and back in the day before email and mobile phones he would perform every role in the organisation from Travel Officer to goalkeeper. We miss him every day but hope we keep his spirit alive following the “Rip Roaring Grecians” ©Dom Sanders
Membership of the Exiles for the current season is £10. For this you receive:
We will also send you weekly e-mails with news about ECFC and the Exiles; events happening in London; travel updates for forthcoming games; and a committee to both represent, and to arrange events for, you.
Last updated: February 2012 EC