Exeter City museum project launches short films celebrating diversity
Exeter City has released a series of short films celebrating diversity at the football club as part of a Heritage Lottery Fund project in partnership with Exeter University, the supporters trust (We Own Our Football Club) and The Community Charity.
The initiative forms part of the football club’s museum project, which aims to create the first museum in Exeter dedicated wholly to the history of Exeter City Football Club and its Supporters Trust.
The first film, Women in Football, uses archival material and interviews with a number of Exeter City FC players, trainers and volunteers, to take a closer look at the history of women in football in Exeter, both on and off the pitch.
The film is the first of three short documentaries, each focusing on a different section of the football community.
Another film, Disability and Football, uses interviews and archival material to take a closer look at how the club works with people of all abilities, both on and off the pitch.
Will Barrett, who coordinates the Exeter City’s museum project, said: “It’s always great to see how much goes on at City behind the scenes and in the community.
“This film was a chance for us to get to know some of the wonderful people involved in making a difference at the club, and to explore something that is really positive about the club’s culture and heritage that people may not know much about.”