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Exeter fans proud of 3G investment

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Exeter City Supporters’ Trust have welcomed the installation of a new 3G at the fan-owned club’s Cliff Hill training ground. 

The new all-weather facility will enable first team, academy and community football to continue at Exeter when the grass pitches are unplayable.

Exeter City FC as a fan-owned club carefully consider how any money is spent, but the Supporters’ Trust said it was “really proud” of the new 3G facility.

Chair of Exeter Supporters’ Trust Martin Weiler said: “The Trust backed its construction because we want to see the Club develop. We have already seen the benefits of the first team being able to continue training at the Cliff Hill when the grass pitches are unplayable.

“The pitch is a monument to the fantastic work of our academy. It was funded from part of the sale of Matt Grimes, one of our many Academy products.

“It will be a brilliant resource for so many – the first team, the Academy, the Ladies team, Football in the Community and many local clubs. We are all really proud of this community asset built by a true community Club.”

The 3G arena has been built to exactly the same dimensions as St James’ Park and consists of an artificial carpet set on a cork infill.

Thanks to Matthew Wilkinson for the image used in this news story.

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  • Premier Leage Fans Fund


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  • Co-operatives UK
  • FSE
  • Kick It Out
  • Level Playing Field
  • Living Wage Foundation
  • Pledgeball