News archive for 2017/18.


As another football season is upon us ECDSA has a question for you: do you or anyone you know have a disability that affects your / their match day experience at our football club? If so we would like to hear from you.

ECDSA was formed in 2007 with aims to promote activities and schemes for the benefit of Exeter City AFC Ltd and its disabled supporters as well as those with impairments and those of the disabled supporters’ personal assistants.

Through our membership and various fund raising initiatives ECDSA has raised over £21,000 to help improve the match day experience for home and away fans during their visit to St James Park as well as helping other disability groups. For example last season ECDSA worked closely with the newly appointed ECFC Stadium Manager, Mark Latham, on various issues including accessible parking and improving the facilities in accessible toilets including the installation of a new radar key locking system for the accessible toilet in the upstairs of the IP Office Stand.

ECDSA has also been working closely with the club regarding the redevelopment of St James Park. These are just some examples of the many things ECDSA is doing and has achieved over the past 10 years.

ECDSA would like to see its membership reach the 100 mark this season and there is no better time, than at the beginning of a new campaign, to join ECDSA. We welcome all supporters; you don’t have to have a disability to join us. So if you have an interest in helping us improve the match day experience of both home and away fans with disabilities or would just like to join us then we would like to hear from you.

Membership is just £5.00 per person per season. ECDSA members are included in the Exeter City FC priority group ticket database and you get a membership card and a limited edition pin badge. Application forms to become a member of ECDSA can be downloaded from Join Us or are available at the Club reception.

Mike Mullarkey (former Premier League and FIFA Assistant Referee) ECDSA’s Ambassador said I have been privileged to enjoy a wonderful career being involved in football at the highest level. I was thrilled to be invited to be an Ambassador for the ECDSA, which will allow me to give something back to the game. Football should be accessible to and enjoyed by all and I am delighted to be able to play a small part in helping to further develop the excellent work that the Association has been doing since it was formed in 2007’

You too can play a small part in helping others – join ECDSA today.


Bucket Collection 2017!!!!
 Exeter City Football Club again very kindly give us a bucket collection which took place at the Accrington Stanley match on Sat 25th November.
We raised a fair amount of £244.92 😀 which will be spent very wisely by the association as is always the case.

A big thank you to all our members who helped and gave up their half-time for ECDSA and thank you to our football club for giving us the opportunity to have a match day collection.

Also a big thank you to all city fans who kindly put their hands in their pockets and gave so generously.

Many thanks again everyone.


Giving disabled supporters of Exeter City Football Club 'a voice to be heard'