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New Chief Executive will be 'very successful'

On behalf of the Trust, I am very pleased to be able to welcome Guy to the Club.

When speaking with Guy I have been struck by his enthusiasm and commitment to supporter engagement.

He has a proven track record in the commercial field of sport and although his background is in cricket, he clearly grasped the issues that are involved in being the CEO of a supporters-owned League Football Club.

I have no doubt he will be very successful in his new role.”

– Laurence Overend, Chairman of the Supporters’ Trust

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Interim Chief Executive welcomes Guy's appointment

Vice Chairman and Executive Director Julian Tagg has been interim Chief Executive of Exeter City Football Club.

He said it had been a privilege and pleasure to work on an interim basis with the board, staff and volunteers.

Guy’s introduction will bring vast experience and drive which will allow him singular focus on Commercial, Sales, Marketing, Operations, and Communications meaning I can return my focus to my first loves at Exeter City – the Youth Academy , Football in the Community and Football, where there is much to be done.

I remain fully committed to the cause, to continuing to deliver my best as a member of the Board of the Club, and very much look forward to working with Guy.”

– Julian Tagg, Vice Chairman and Executive Director

Exeter City Chief Executive appointed

Guy Wolfenden will take up his new post in October. Credit: Exeter City FC

Exeter City Football Club have announced the appointment of Guy Wolfenden as Chief Executive.

The 40 year old joins the Grecians in October from Warwickshire County Cricket Club where he was Commercial Manager.

He is also a former Commercial Manager at Somerset County Cricket and lives in Taunton with his family.

Torquay United to play Portsmouth in JPT

Ties to be played in the first week of September.

Torquay United have been drawn at home to Portsmouth in the first round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

The fallen giants, who were FA Cup winners in 2008, now find themselves playing in League Two after several seasons of financial turmoil.

Exeter City also have a home tie against Wycombe Wanderers, while Plymouth Argyle will travel up the M5 to play Cheltenham Town.

The games will be played in the first week of September.

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Exeter City off to Brazil to play Fluminense

There are still a number of the many practical details and financial aspects of such an undertaking to be worked through, but these will be undertaken in an atmosphere of great mutual regard and friendship and the intention and agreement to play the game is now confirmed.

In this way, we shall be both formally celebrating, in the year that the World Cup went to Brazil, the birth of the Brazilian national team plus re-affirming our links to Fluminense.

We are sure that where possible, Fluminense will seek to include various guest players from other clubs in Brazil, and in such a way we are replicating the original fixtures played during that amazing 1914 trip that Exeter City made to Rio de Janeiro.

Our club would like to formally pay tribute to the President and his board of Fluminense for the respect and friendship they have shown to our club.

– Julian Tagg, Vice-chairman and chief executive, Exeter City FC

Full report: Exeter City off to Brazil to recreate fixture

Exeter City Football Club, who play in the lowest division of the Football League, will travel to Brazil to play Fluminense in what will be a repeat of one of the most famous games in the Devon club's history.

The match in July next year will recreate the occasion when the Brazilian national side played its first ever game 100 years ago against Exeter City.

Seth Conway reports:

Exeter City off to Brazil to recreate historic game

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@officialecfc Exeter City FC are off to Brazil to recreate the historic game of Brazil's first match as a country. It was against Exeter!

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Exeter City will be hosted by Fluminense in Brazil and the game will be on July 20, 2014. Brazil team mostly Fluminense with other players.

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