Lockdown opened the doors to new projects at Exmouth Town

John Dibsdall on the tractor rolling the Southern Road surface ahead of the Toolstation Western Leag

John Dibsdall on the tractor rolling the Southern Road surface ahead of the Toolstation Western League Premier Division meeting with Wellington. Picture: ETFC - Credit: Archant

There have been very few bright spots over the past year but the one thing lockdown did provide, other than keeping people safe, was time to undertake new projects. 
For the officials, players and supporters of Exmouth Town, that time has been used to make a number of significant improvements to the fan experience at Southern Road. 
The latest venture was the completion of disabled parking bays at the club and a collective effort from everyone that should be applauded. 
“We all chip in to help Exmouth Town Football Club and the supporters have been brilliant in helping to secure funding for improvements around the ground,” said Hill. 
“It is a lot of groundwork and it all started at the beginning of lockdown, when we looked at ways of attracting new players and new supporters. 
“The ground was looking a little run down and even just a lick of paint here or there makes a massive difference. Lockdown gave everyone more time and we just wanted to get on with some projects for the benefit of the club. 
“We painted the building and people used it as an opportunity to get out of the house and do something productive during lockdown, although we of course stayed within any Covid restrictions. 
“We had to limit the numbers but there were so many people willing to help, which meant we could keep on exploring new projects. 
“It grew from there and I love going down to the club, helping to fix things where I can. I was down there over the weekend, going through my training equipment and anything we might need for the new season. 
“I like attention to detail and making things look nice. 
“The fans have been brilliant for Exmouth Town, organising things and funding projects for improvements around the ground. 
“They have made a big difference to the social side of Exmouth Town and my focus now turns to ensuring we have a team capable of making a big impression in the Western League this season.” 

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