Exeter City Football Club will travel to Brazil to recreate the most historic game in the history of Exeter and Brazilian football.
Exeter City will move into the League Two automatic promotion places tonight if they beat Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium.
Torquay United, Exeter City and Yeovil Town were all knocked out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle.
Exeter City's Supporters Trust is celebrating 10 years in charge of the club this weekend.
The trust took over when the League 2 side were relegated to the Conference in 2003.
Since then they've presided over the most successful period in City's history.
– Laurence Overend, Chairman of the Supporters’ Trust
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.”
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.
– Julian Tagg, Vice Chairman and Executive Director
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.”
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 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.
Grecians chairman Edward Chorlton on the news that Exeter City will travel to Brazil next year to recreate the nation's first ever match.
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.
– Julian Tagg, Vice-chairman and chief executive, Exeter City FC
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.
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:
We're off back to Brazil! http://t.co/3py7T5pdm8
@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!
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.