April 13th 2011
Grecians team up with long-term sponsors Flybe to unveil their new 'fan-fave' kit
Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline and the UK’s Number One Domestic airline, today as main shirt sponsors teamed up with Exeter City Football Club to unveil the League One side’s new strip for the 2011/12 season. The new design wqs chosen by over 2,500 of the Club’s fans who voted for their favourite shirt from a choice of four during an extensive online and postal voting process, the winning shirt polling 60% of the total vote cast.
Present for the new kit’s unveiling was Flybe’s Director of Marketing, Simon Lilley; Exeter City Vice Chair and CEO, Julian Tagg; Director of Football Steve Perryman and Manager Paul Tisdale who were joined by First Team captain Matt Taylor and long-serving defender Steve Tully together with enthusiastic representatives of the team’s extensive fan base.
Mr Lilley said: “We are delighted to be here today to witness the formal unveiling of next season’s new kit. Our commitment to the Club as its main shirt sponsor goes back to 2002 and we have shared the rollercoaster ride over the last decade from Football Conference to an established League One club.
“The fans have been instrumental in the success of Exeter City and instrumental in supporting Flybe to become a national brand from deep-rooted south west connections. It is now wonderful to see the bond go even further with this involvement in next year’s shirt design.”
Exeter City Vice Chairman Julian Tagg added: ‘It is really important that the fans are happy with the new shirt and we are delighted that they have been able to choose it themselves via the recent vote. We are a community-owned club and this demonstrates our commitment to fans having their say in how they want the club to look on the field.”
Full details of when the new kit will be available to buy will be released by the Club in due course.