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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GWRSA Wednesday Bingo Nights
GWRSA Exmouth has for many years run a very popular bingo night on Wednesday evenings. The Bingo 90 books can be purchased on entry to the club and during the evening the Bingo Caller will conduct six games followed by a short break for drinks etc then a further six games. On some evenings there may be an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets prior to Bingo commencing, in which case the break time will be extended to include the raffle prize distribution. There are very good cash prizes, the amounts varying according to the number of people attending on the night but some typically can be been around 90. The bingo offers an enjoyable night out for all so if you haven’t already been to the club give our bingo nights a try. Ideally bring some friends along. The club is open to all adults. Tables are available on a first serve basis so get there early.at Gwrsa Railway Club