Factfile: Exmouth Town

    Exmouth Town is a professional football club that is based in the town of Exmouth, Devon, England who currently competes down in the South West Peninsula League Premier Division.

    Founded in 1933, Exmouth Town has been competing in the English Football league for around 87 years. The Western League side currently play their home games at King George V Ground on Southern Road and have done so since moving there in 1964.

    The modest-sized ground holds a capacity just shy of 3,000 after their new stand was fitted in 2016.

    Stuart Shaw currently sits as the clubs owner and chairman, while the current first-team manager role is split between Kevin Hill and Andy Rawlings.

    The entirety of Exmouth Town’s professional career has never seen them gain promotion from the ninth tier of English football due to various regulations that the club can not meet. The western side from Devon currently competes in the South West Peninsula League Premier Division and have done so for six seasons since 2013.

    Exmouth Town secured their first South West Penisula League Division One East title during the 2012/13 season. Exmouth came close to winning back-to-back titles in 2013/14 after gaining promotion, however, narrowly lost out after finishing in 2nd place. Exmouth Town spent a few seasons outside of the ninth tier of English football after they suffered relegation from the Exeter & District League in 1957/58.

    However, they managed to regain promotion three years later in 1960/61. Exmouth Town recorded their highest ever match attendance back in 1987 when they faced Premier League powerhouses, Liverpool, in a friendly match, which recorded an attendance of 2,395. The western side recorded their best performances in the FA Cup during the seasons of 1988/89 and 1989/90, where they reached the Fourth qualifying rounds.

    Exmouth managed to progress to the Semi-Finals of the FA Vase in 1984/85 before unfortunately exiting the cup, while their best performance in the FA Trophy saw them make it to the Preliminary Rounds in 1974/75.

    Exmouth Town Honours

     

    League - Western League

    ● Premier Division champions 1983–84, 1985–86

    ● Les Phillips Cup winners 1988–89

     

    South West Peninsula League

    ● Division One East champions 2012–13

     

    Devon Senior Cup

    ● Winners 1950–51

     

    Devon St Lukes Challenge Cup

    ● Winners 1984–85, 1988–89, 1989–90

     

    Devon Premier Cup

    ● Winners 1970–71, 1979–80, 2012–13

     

    East Devon Senior Cup

    ● Winners 1950–51, 1982–83

     

    Morrison Bell Cup

    ● Winners 1933–34, 1937–38, 1956–57, 1970–71, 1982–83, 1989–90, 2003–04, 2004–05.

     

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    What's On

    • Sidmouth Folk Festival

      Organisers of The Sidmouth Folk Festival aim to put on a week of music, dance and family entertainment this summer. Billed as A Celebration of Sidmouth Folk Festival, the event from July 30 until August 6, will be an ‘authentic taste’ of the traditional event. John Braithwaite, festival director, said: “We are looking forward to this special celebration, as we thank everyone who helped the festival survive last year’s cancellation and to secure its future.

      at Blackmore Gardens
    • Exmouth Country Market - 8.30 til 11.30am

      Cooperative market selling cakes, meals, savouries, preserves, eggs, plants, crafts, vegetables and fruit. All home made and locally produced

      at The Glenorchy Hall
    • An Adorably Curious Adventure

      Are you curious? Do you like adventures? Then get ready to explore The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth, Devon with this fun family activity trail. Feed your curiosity and discover all things adorable with a donkey adventure like no other. Simply find the A-Z of fun donkey facts around the sanctuary and complete the trail activities as you go to claim a prize and sticker. The adventure is split into two parts – one short trail and one a little longer. For the first part, locate eight donkey facts around the main sanctuary and find the hidden letters to complete the missing word. Why let the fun stop there? For the super inquisitive and serious explorers among you, follow the trail around the sanctuary’s wider walkways to complete the second part of the adventure (optional), finding 18 more hidden letters to complete the missing phrase. This entertaining activity combines family fun, exercise and brainpower and is just £5 per trail, including the prize and sticker. Head to The Shed to pick up a trail sheet and away you go on your adventure. Plus with daily talks, scenic walks, engaging exhibits, award-winning gardens and, of course, hundreds of adorable donkeys to meet, there’s so much to explore with your own herd, whatever the weather. Take sanctuary in the Taste of the West award-winning restaurant, The Kitchen, and enjoy fresh, local, seasonal produce while soaking in the unparalleled coast and country views. Breakfasts, lunches and tempting afternoon treats are served daily, with every penny of profit helping donkeys and mules around the world. Before heading home, browse the Gift Shop at leisure in the knowledge that every purchase goes towards helping donkeys in need. Packed with unique donkey-design items and souvenirs, you will find something for everyone. Make the day your own, but above all else, fall in love with the herds of donkeys. From humble beginnings as a UK rescue mission over 50 years ago, The Donkey Sanctuary has grown into one of the world’s largest equine welfare charities. The sanctuary is open 7 days a week, from 9am to 5pm. Entry and parking is FREE (donations welcome), and dogs on leads are welcome. A range of safety measures are in place to protect visitors, staff, volunteers and donkeys, and full details on visiting can be found on The Donkey Sanctuary website. Further information www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/sidmouth | 01395 578222 | enquiries@thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk All proceeds help fund the work of The Donkey Sanctuary Worldwide.

      at The Donkey Sanctuary