FORCE and CLIC Sargent Charity Day

Cancer has no doubt affected us all in one way or another and our football club is no different. West Exe YFC has been hurt emotionally with friends and family contracting this horrible disease and now I am saddened to say, it has now directly affected one of our own teenage players.

I think you will agree this should not be part of any child’s life so to help fight this disease West Exe YFC will be organising a charity day.

We are aiming to help raise funds for three very needy causes. One is our own football club, and two charities very close to the heart of our afflicted football club’s son Harry, FORCE Cancer Charity (and the Fez Army) and CLIC Sargent for children with Cancer.

We have a number of ideas including, 2 x 12 hour continuous football matches (with all teams in the club participating), a fancy dress coach’s match, the usual food and drink as well as a fête-style theme and also Guinness World Record Attempts.

The committee has agreed that every team from the club from all age groups will be involved in participating on the day, and involved with matches, and your manager will be giving all the information closer to the time when arrangements have been made.

So, what has this got to do with you I hear you ask?

Firstly, please try to keep the date free, Sunday May 22nd 2016, as your child will be required at the event being held at Barley Park, Tedburn St Mary. Please also ask all friends and relatives to keep this date free, as they will all be invited as well.

Secondarily, we are looking for volunteers, helpers, and more ideas on how to put this event together. Please note, this will be the very first time the club we all love has organised anything like this, and it will require a huge amount of manpower and help.

If you think you may be able to help in any way at all, or have any ideas on how we can raise more funds, please speak with you manager or contact me (contact details below).

We are looking for people that can help organise the event from start to finish, people to assist with anything and everything from fund raising ideas, printing, raffle organising, business sponsorship and donations, exposure for the event and judges for our cake contest, as well as organising and managing helpers to volunteer on the day to make teas and coffees, so every little helps.

This event will take a huge amount of organising and the more people we have involved, the more chance there is that we will pull it off. If executed well, we could end up with loads of money for the club and our nominated charities to help fight Cancer.

It has been suggested we have set up a sub-committee so will be holding our first meeting on Sunday 15th November being held at the Royal Oak pub in Okehampton Street, starting at 19:30 in the back room.

If you feel you can bring anything to assist with the setting up and organising of this event, or just wish to put your hand up to assist with offering your spare time to help (or just fancy a pint on a Sunday evening) then please come along.

This meeting will be about putting ideas on the table and deciding what can and cannot be achieved and then suitable jobs will be allocated from there for all volunteers.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post, and I look forward to seeing you soon.

Kind regards

Simon Partridge
West Exe YFC Head Coach

Anglian Home Improvements present new kit to the Under 8s

On Saturday 24th October 2015 the south west area manager of Anglian Home Improvements presented the Under 8s with their new club kit, which they proudly sponsor.

Under 8s Kit Presentation
The Under 8s are presented with their new kit by the south west area manager of Anglian Home Improvements, Saturday 24th October 2015

This is just one more of our teams that are now wearing the new club kit, which, eventually, all of our twenty teams will be wearing.

A special mention, and our many thanks, must also go to Exeter’s Crafty Cakes, who have sponsored the team’s track suits.

You can buy the club kit, track suits, hoodies, beanies and much more from our online shop.

The FA’s grassroots football survey

The FA has launched the most comprehensive survey of grassroots football it has ever undertaken.

Contributions are being sought from parents of youth players, players, coaches, referees as well as the staff and volunteers that form the 400,000-strong grassroots football workforce, and will give the fullest picture yet of the experiences and views of those involved in the national game.

If you’d like to have your say, and the chance to win tickets to see England play France at Wembley, you can read more about the survey on the FA website, or jump right in and take the survey.

The survey is open until Friday 30th October 2015, 11.59pm.


Under 9 Tigers host Colyton Cobras

The Tigers are hosting Colyton Cobras at home. The team is:

Charlie G, Connor, Dylan, Jack G, Josh, Kobe, Leo, Max, and Olli

Can everyone please meet at 10:15, ready for a 11:00 kick-off.

These games are cup matches and it is a knock-out, but if you do loose the first game you will go into the plate.

Please let Mike know ASAP if you cannot make it.

Under 9 Wolves at Copplestone

The Wolves team for the trip to Copplestone on Saturday is:

Bradley, Charlie M, Cooper, Ethan, Harley, Harry, Jack S, and Jasper

Could we all please meet in the car park by Exwick Park at 9:15.

If you can’t make the game please let Ali or Mike know ASAP.

Yeoford Recreation Ground, Yeo View, Yeoford, EX17 5HY

Children and young people’s worries in sport

The Football Association (FA) nominated the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) through its Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) to be the recipient of the UEFA Children’s Foundation charity award of 1 million Euros over three years.

Throughout the project the NSPCC will be hosting consultations with young people. This first report focussed on the worries young people in sport might have. 100 young people were involved, aged between 9 and 20 from England and Scotland. 80 respondents were male and 20 were female.

Here’s a link to the PDF document:

children-and-young-peoples-worries-in-sport-june-2015-report.pdf (295kb)

Under 9s at Lympstone

Martin, the Lympstone Under 9s coach, has said that the game is on for the weekend.

There is no parking permitted on Cliff Fields, but there is another field next to Cliff Fields on which we may park.

Can we please all meet at West Exe school at 9:15am.

As usual, please let Mike know ASAP if you cannot make it.

Cliff Field, Burgmanns Hill, Lympstone, Exmouth, EX8 5HP.

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Up the rangers

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The Under 15 Rangers are just one of our 20 teams to be sporting our new club kit this season.

The decision was taken at the end of the 2014/15 season to gradually move all of our teams to the same home and away kit. We will not move all of our teams immediately, as some teams have only recently purchased new kit, but as each team outgrows their current kit we will eventually achieve our goal: to have the same kit for every West Exe team.

This striking sky blue and navy kit is made by Joshila and you can purchase it, and many other West Exe branded goods, including beanies, hoodies and our new away kit, from our online shop.

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