Paul Tisdale backs Exeter City Trust membership drive
Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale is leading a membership recruitment drive by the club's Supporters' Trust.
The City boss has renewed his own membership and has encouraged other Exeter fans, who are not yet members, to sign up, swell the numbers and do their bit to help the club prosper in the future.
"The idea that we own our club is unique. It brings a collective group of people together that care for Exeter City – myself included," Tisdale said.
"I would encourage all supporters to either join the Trust or renew their membership, like me, because this is a chance to become part of the club's future and help the team achieve success on and off the field."
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Since taking ownership of the club in the summer of 2003, the Supporters' Trust has seen its membership swell to over 4,000, while its financial contribution to the club is over £1.5 million. At present, the Trust contributes on average £110,000 a year to the club, with much of this money going towards the club's pursuit of success on the pitch.
"The Trust is vital in terms of the security and future of Exeter City Football Club," Tisdale added.
"I believe that the Trust brings stability which allows the club to move forward as one. A Supporters' Trust-run club brings decisions to those who have the club's best interests at heart – the supporters."
The best way City fans can back Tisdale and his players is by signing up to the Supporters' Trust and supporting the team on a match day.
Fans can join the Trust at the Trust stall in Red Square on match days, or by signing up in the main club reception.
Details of how to join online are also available at www.ecfcst.org.uk/join
A Grecians reserve side were yesterday held to a 1-1 draw by their Bournemouth counterparts in a training match at the Cat and Fiddle.
Guillem Bauza opened the scoring for an Exeter team that mixed youth with experience, before Bournemouth equalised through experienced striker Wes Thomas.
Exeter City: Evans; Amankwaah, Moore-Taylor, Knowles, Wannell; Cane, Doherty, Keohane; Nichols, Bauza, Chamberlain.