Cheque presentation to FORCE Cancer Charity and CLIC Sargent

West Exe Youth Football Club will be presenting a cheque to FORCE Cancer Charity on Monday 19th September 2016 at 6:30pm at Cowick Barton Playing Fields.

This follows our charity day in May, held at Tedburn St. Mary Football Club, to raise money for both FORCE Cancer Charity and CLIC Sargent.

We will present a similar cheque to CLIC Sargent in the near future [see update below].

We would like to invite all our players and coaches to attend, in full match kit please. We will have a photographer and are hopeful that the Express & Echo will cover the event.

Update 19th September 2016

Good news! As well as presenting a cheque to FORCE Cancer Charity we will now also be presenting a similar cheque to CLIC Sargent at the same time, 6:30pm today, Barton Fields!

 

2015/16 End of Season Presentation and Charity Day total

On Saturday 9th July we had our End of Season Presentation at Crealy Adventure Park.

As usual it was a fantastic night as we celebrated our club’s successes, and presented trophies to all our players – and some committee members.

Our head coach Simon Partridge was awarded both Outstanding Contribution and Club Person of the Year. This was in no small part down to the huge amount of work that Simon put in to our charity day in May, held at Tedburn St. Mary Football Club. This was in addition to the Volunteer of the Year award that Simon received in June from the Devon FA.

Harry Endicott was awarded Young Club Person of the Year, a new award that in future will be awarded following nominations and votes from the players.

As well as handing out the awards to Simon and Harry, our chairman Duncan Worthington, with the help of the charity day treasurer Sean Partridge, announced the full amount raised by our charity day. That being:

£18,859

We cannot thank you all enough! Through the hard work and generosity of the club’s parents and friends we will be able to help both FORCE Cancer Charity and CLIC Sargent more than we ever thought possible! You are all amazing!

 

Devon FA Football Awards

On the evening of Thursday 2nd June, at Exeter Racecourse, representatives from our club attended the new Devon FA Football Awards, an amalgamation of the Devon FA Community Awards and the Throgmorton Referee awards.

The Devon FA Football Awards, hosted this year by BBC Spotlight’s David Fitzgerald, recognise and reward grassroots referees, coaches, clubs, leagues and their volunteers from across Devon with several awards on the night including Charter Standard Club, Development Club and Community Club of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Referee of the Year.

We are very proud to announce that our head coach, Simon Partridge, was awarded Volunteer of the Year, due in no small part to the incredible amount of work he put in to make our recent FORCE and CLIC Sargent Charity Day such a success.

Simon in the Soak the Coach stand at our FORCE and CLIC Sargent Charity Day, 22nd May 2016
Simon in the “Soak the Coach” event at our FORCE and CLIC Sargent Charity Day, 22nd May 2016

Not only that, but West Exe were voted Highly Commended Charter Standard Development Club of the Year.

Following Simon’s presentation a collection was made to add to the funds collected so far from the charity day. A total of £350 was raised from donations by those present!

Congratulations to Simon, and also to every one of you who has contributed to making this such a fantastic club.

A thank you from the chairman

A few days have passed since the West Exe Charity Football Day held in association with CLIC Sargent and FORCE and we will all have had a chance to reflect on what a wonderful day it was. The sun shone (some of the time), people arrived in droves and everyone seemed to have a great time. The day surpassed all expectations and went off, seemingly, without a hitch and the only main worry was whether we could fit all the cars in the field.

West Exe Charity Day, 22nd May 2016, Tedburn St Mary Football Club
West Exe Charity Day, 22nd May 2016, Tedburn St Mary Football Club

There are far too many people to thank individually, but I would like to express my personal gratitude to each and everyone one of you who contributed to the success of the day and giving up your precious time to ensure it ran smoothly. Thank you, it could not have been done without you all. In particular though I would like to thank Tedburn St Mary FC for so generously throwing their doors open to us and giving us such a warm welcome.

A special mention has to go to Simon and Jo Partridge, without them the day would not have happened and I know they expelled blood, sweat and tears in making the day happen. I would also like to mention the Endicott family, who put their hearts and soles into the planning, preparation and execution of the event, the bravery they all have shown has been epic. All those who worked in the refreshments tent worked tirelessly throughout the day. Finally, I would like to mention the Fez Army, never have I seen a BBQ run so well, such hard work was put in.

I hope you have all walked a little taller this week knowing what fantastic efforts you all put in over the weekend.

Thanks need to also go to all our special guests, but particularly Mike Mullarkey, who really got into the spirit of the day and helped make the coaches match one that none of us will forget.

We will do a similar event again (probably not next year though) and therefore any feedback you have would be greatly appreciated, whether it is what you enjoyed or what we could do better.

I am so very proud of what the West Exe YFC family has achieved along with our partners from FORCE and CLIC Sargent.

Well done and thank you,

Duncan Worthington
West Exe YFC Chairman
chairperson@westexeyouthfootball.org.uk

A message from Simon

Hi all,

I hope that your sponsorship raising is going well for the West Exe Charity Day this Sunday?

Hopefully you have been notified of times already for your matches, but if not I just wanted to keep you updated.

Match times are as follows:

U7’s 9:30, U9’s 10:30, U10’s 11:30, U11’s 1:30pm, U12’s 1:30pm, U14’s 2:50pm, U15’s 4:10pm.

World record times for your team are as follows:

U9’s 9:30am, U10’s 10:30am, U7’s 11:30am, U11’s & U12’s 12:30pm, U14’s 1:30pm, and U15’s 2:50pm.

The main attraction of the day, which is the fancy dress match, is at 12:30pm; if you want a laugh this is a must see!

Please can you ensure you arrive in time for your start times as the plan is to be continuous with no breaks.

There are areas for gazebos etc., so you can set up camp for the day.

Fingers crossed the weather will be like today and I look forward to seeing you Sunday for what should be a great day.

Many thanks,

Simon Partridge
West Exe YFC Head Coach
07788 656430
simon.partridge@westexeyouthfootball.org.uk

Two ECFC players attending the charity day

We are very proud to announce that two very special guests will be attending our FORCE and CLIC Sargent charity day on 22nd May.

Two Exeter City Football Club players.

We have both Lee Holmes, recently voted the fans’ player of the season for 2015/16, and Christy Pym, city ‘keeper and three-time England U20 international, attending the day. Christy was a West Exe Youth Football Club player before he joined Exeter City.

The two Exeter City players join international assistant referee Mike Mullarkey on our list of special guests for the day.

Mike will be refereeing our Heroes vs Villians coaches game, while Lee and Christy will be available for photographs and autographs; we may even persuade them to either take, or face, a few penalties during our Guinness world record attempt.

We hope you will all join us in thanking all our guests for giving up their time to support FORCE, CLIC Sargent, and our own football club.

Lee Holmes on Winning Fans’ Player of the Season 2015/16

Matt Grimes and Christy Pym on their England Under-20 call-up


 
Many thanks to Pinnacle Photo Agency for the use of their images.

Charity day details

Date

Sunday 22nd May, 9:30am until 6:30pm

Venue

Tedburn St. Mary Football Club, Barley Park, Five Mile Hill, Exeter, Devon EX6 6AE

Tedburn St. Mary Football Club

Details

Below you’ll find links to some of the useful information we have posted about the day so far.

If you can’t see a link to what you are after it may be worth viewing a list of all posts tagged “Charity”, which will include all the posts made so far (these are just the really important ones).

Volunteers

Would you like to volunteer to help on the day?

Travel

Car sharing

Can you offer someone a lift, or do you need help getting to the venue?

Car parking

Are you driving to the event and need to know about parking?

Schedule

Do you need to know when you’re taking part in the world record attempt, or when you’re playing in the all day match?

Dogs

Want to know if you can bring your dog? Sorry, but the answer is no.

Raffle

Do you want to know where to buy more tickets, and where to hand in your ticket money?

Do you want to see some of the many prizes up for offer in the raffle?

The Flyer

Charity Day A4 Flyer

Charity day car parking

The car park will be open from 8am until 7pm on the day.

A fee of £2 will be charged per vehicle.

The car park will be in the field directly opposite the football club. If you are travelling from Exeter the football club will be on your right and the car park on your left, with the entrance to the car park just after the turning to the football club. The car park entrance can be seen on the map below as the lane just to the west of the football club, heading south from the main road.

There will be marshalls in place at all times directing you all the way from the main road to your designated parking slot. The marshall directing you to your slot will take your money once you have parked, so please have your money ready.

Disabled visitors only may park in the football club car park. No other cars will be permitted, not even for dropping off. There will be approximately 300 children in the football club grounds, and their safety is of paramount concern.

Tedburn St. Mary Football Club

Image used: “1973 Ford Mustang Mach 1” (CC BY 2.0) by  DVS1mn

Charity day car sharing

If you are driving to the charity day at Tedburn St. Mary Football Club on 22nd May and are willing to give someone else a lift, or you have no way of getting out to Tedburn St. Mary and are looking for a lift, please contact Brian Sheppey at brian.sheppey@westexeyouthfootball.org.uk.

Brian has graciously agreed to organise car shares to help people to and from the venue, and can hopefully hook you up.

Unfortunately we simply do not have the resources to organise transport ourselves, so any volunteers to provide a lift to someone in need would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

 

Image used: “Taxis” (CC BY 2.0) by  zoonabar