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Exeter City FC academy

We are proud to be working in conjunction with Exeter City FC Academy.

We have successfully had players join the Academy every year since our inception in August 2022.

Regional Talent Centre


JPL Match Squads

U8 to U16
(U9-U12 18:00 – 19:30 | U13-U16 19:30 – 21:00) 



Progression Sessions – Training only
U7s to U13s
(U7-U8 18:00 – 19:00 Sports Hall | U9-U13 19:00 – 20:00 Astroturf)



Progression Sessions – Training only
U8s to U13s
(U8-U10 19:00 – 20:00 | U11-U13 20:00 – 21:00)

What we do

We develop players and give them the strength, belief and opportunities to test and push themselves towards achieving their footballing potential.

We take players that haven’t made the step up to a professional club and we provide the safe, controlled environment where learning and development is our number one objective, without losing that all important link with local football teams.

Our teams play fixtures against Academies, as well as other Regional Development teams/County set ups.

We work with players from Under 7’s upwards as it’s vital to work at this younger age to maximise their development. We take them through to Under 16’s level and give them all the help and guidance they need to take their next steps on the footballing ladder.

How we do it

Our tailor made coaching syllabus is created by our UEFA qualified team of coaches. It draws on their many years of accumulated experience working in Centre of Excellences, Academies and County representative sides.

The programme includes ball skills, small sided games and futsal to enable better decision making and improved technical ability. It also includes development topics and tactical insight to give Exeter Regional Talent Centre players a better knowledge and understanding of the game which can only improve their physical performance.

Hall of fame

Other players that have signed to the Academy include:

Finley C (GK)
Joel R (MF)
Harry R (DF)


Meet the team

Alex Pope

Director & Welfare Officer

Qualifications: UEFA A License, Advanced Youth Award, MSc Football Coaching, UEFA Coach Developer

Previous Clubs: Exeter City Academy, Yeovil Town Academy

Becca Rozier - Exeter Regional Talent Centre

Becca Rozier

Registration and Fixture Secretary

Qualifications: Safeguarding

Previous Clubs: Exeter Central FC

Chris McGinn

Coach and Player Developer

Qualifications: UEFA A License

Previous Clubs: Arsenal, Chelsea & Real Madrid

Matt Hesford

Football Development Officer

Qualifications: UEFA B Licence

Previous Clubs: Sidmouth Town

Lucy O'Malley

Exeter Centre Manager

Qualifications: UEFA B License

Previous Clubs: Ashburton Youth

Simon Hawkins - Exeter Regional Talent Centre

Simon Hawkins

Tiverton Centre Manager

Qualifications: UEFA C License

Previous Clubs: Bradninch FC

We are Recruiting

Working with
Exeter City Football Club

We play in prestigious JPL Premier League at U13s – U16s. We also have additional training for U7s to U12s.

If you’re interested please fill out the Request a Trial form.

We are proud to be working in conjunction with Exeter City FC Academy.

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