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ECWFC Supporters Club Joins the FSA

Exeter City Women FC Supporters Club (WWW.ECWFC.FANS) are pleased to announce that we are now Associate members of the Football Supporters Association (FSA).

The supporters club was launched on November 1st 2020 and although there were only a limited number of matches played between lockdowns membership numbers have grown steadily. The supporters club help to provide volunteers at ECWFC home matches and the teas, coffees and chocolate bars sold on matchdays have already contributed several hundred pounds toward club funds.

The Supporters Club has close links with the Exeter City Women’s Team and Management and is run solely by the membership for the benefit of the Club.

Exeter City women currently play in the FA Women’s National League Division One South West. They train at the Cliff Hill training ground on a Thursday evening from 7pm to 9pm and welcome new players. City Women’s home games are played at Cullompton Rangers FC on Sunday’s with a 2pm kick-off.

You can find regular updates on the Supporters Club and ECWFC on its Twitter Account: @ECWFCFANS and their Facebook page: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ECWFCFANS.

The Supporters Clubs aims include:

  • To increase the Supporters Club Membership.
  • To help increase the ECWFC supporter base, promote matches and events.
  • To support ECWFC with the provision of volunteers as required.
  • To support ECWFC financially, through sponsorship whenever possible.
  • To raise funds and contribute towards future needs of ECWFC. After all, we all want a successful and thriving Exeter City Women’s team.

Supporters Club Membership

Membership for the 2020/2021 season is: £5 for adults and £3 for concessions. (under 16’s & over 65’s)

Membership benefits include.

  • Membership card (Print at home)
  • Regular newsletter
  • Free entry to Supporters Club events
  • Voting for Supporters Club Player of the Year

You can join the ECWFC Supporters Club here

About The FSA

The FSA is the national, democratic, representative body for football supporters in England and Wales.

We are the leading advocates for supporter ownership, better fan engagement, cheaper ticket prices, the choice to stand at the match, protecting fan rights, good governance, diversity, and all types of supporter empowerment.

The breadth of work is huge and difficult to sum up in a paragraph or two. As the national organisation we have regular contact with the Premier League, the EFL, National League, and the FA, as well as a whole host of other organisations within football such as the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA).

Football is for all and we work closely with organisations such as Kick It Out and Level Playing Field to ensure that core belief is happening in the real world. We have supported the establishment of scores of BAME and LGBT fans’ groups over the past few seasons.

We are founder-members of Football Supporters Europe (FSE) who represent supporters across the continent and are heavily involved in the organisation, with two members who sit on FSE’s Committee (Kevin Miles and Paul Corkrey).

As secretariat to the All Party Parliamentary Football Supporters Group we have strengthened the voice of fans within Parliament in recent years.

Our casework helps hundreds of fans every year who feel they’ve been poorly treated by their clubs, stewards, or police. We give those fans a voice, the best possible advice, and even legal support where necessary.

We pioneered the concept of Fans’ Embassies and have helped fans of both the England and Wales men’s national teams at tournaments across the planet. We are proud to have replicated this service, for the first time, for England’s Lionesses at the Women’s World Cup 2019.

Mission statement

We are an inclusive, independent, democratic organisation working with supporters, governing bodies, leagues and clubs to drive positive change in football through supporter engagement at every level of the game.

We nurture and develop supporter networks at local, national and international levels, working with supporters’ trusts, clubs and individuals to initiate and support campaigns on issues of concern to football supporters, encouraging good governance, supporter representation on club boards, community-ownership and sustainable stewardship of football clubs.

A commitment to diversity underpins all of our activity and we oppose all forms of discrimination or violence in relation to football. 

Membership and constitution

There are three categories of membership for the FSA and they are all free:

  • Individual membership which is free and open to all fans.
  • Affiliate membership. For supporters’ groups who fulfil key criteria relating to constitution, affordability, independence, democratic structure, annual accounts and diversity. 
  • Associate membership. For entities such as regional or non-democratic supporters’ groups such as atmosphere groups, club-based fan forums, fanzines, or digitally based collectives.

All tiers of membership are embedded in our structure, weighted towards affiliate members who receive more positions on our National Council and more votes at the AGM – five per group as opposed to one vote per individual member or associate group. If you are a fan group who wishes to affiliate / associate, please email info@thefsa.org.uk.

City Women in FA Cup Action

50% of Sunday’s gate receipts will be donated to Exeter Foodbank

Kick off 1pm, Sunday 01/11/20 at Exwick Sports Hub, Ennerdale Way, Exeter. EX4 2BQ.

Exeter City Women are in FA Cup action this Sunday, November 1st, when they face AEK-BOCO Ladies at Exwick Sports Hub, Ennerdale Way, Exeter. EX4 2BQ. City take on the Bristol based side who play in the South West Regional Women’s Football League Eastern Division in a 1pm kick off. AEK-BOCO knocked out Exeter’s fellow Women’s National League Division One side Larkhall by 4 goals to 3 in the previous round and will offer stiff opposition.

Supporters are welcome to attend with admission at £3 for adults and £1 for concessions. To offer assistance to those in need, 50% of Sunday’s gate receipts will be donated to Exeter Foodbank. Tea, coffee and cold refreshments available.