Exeter City to hold international community tournament
League Two club Exeter City will once again celebrate diversity in the local community by holding an international football tournament this Sunday (26 July).
The 6-a-side competition has been organised by Exeter City Supporters Trust’s ‘One Game One Community’ Group and Exeter City’s Football in the Community team. It will take place at the University of Exeter’s Streatham Sports Complex.
The tournament, now in its eleventh year, encourages participation from local community teams and especially black and minority ethnic players. The event attracts players from many different parts of the world.
Past finalists have included sides representing Poland, Slovakia, Africa, Afghanistan, Lithuania and Saudi Arabia. Devon’s gay friendly team, the Devon Lions are also signed up to play.
Support for the tournament has come from Kick it Out, the University of Exeter, Exeter City Council, Devon FA and Tesco.
The tournament will be launched at 10.45am by Exeter’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Olwen Foggin. Exeter City players and officials will also be attending the launch.
Exeter City’s One Game One Community Group is supported by Kick It Out. The Club’s One Game One Community ambassador, first team player Ollie Watkins has welcomed the day.
“It is great that this diverse community event is taking place yet again. As I saw for myself last year this is a very popular and enjoyable tournament,” said Ollie.