Exeter City to donate their FA Cup replay profits to food banks
Exeter City have announced that they will donate the profits from their rearranged FA Cup 1st Round Replay against Bradford City which takes place on Tuesday 30th November.
The Devon club were forced to replay their replay against Bradford City after making 6 substitutions in their 3-0 victory when only 5 substitutions are allowed.
They have confirmed they will split the profits from the rearranged match between Exeter Foodbank and Bradford Central Foodbank.
A club statement said: "Exeter City’s share of the profits from the FA Cup replay against Bradford on Tuesday November 30 will be donated to foodbanks in the two cities.
Under the rules of the competition, the club is required to share the profit (after costs) of the match with Bradford.
Exeter City has chosen to donate its share of the profits to charity – and following discussions between the two teams’ supporters’ trusts, it was agreed that this sum will be split between Exeter Foodbank and Bradford Central Foodbank.
Nick Hawker, chair of Exeter City Supporters’ Trust, said: “The club took the decision to donate our share of the profits to charity. We’re pleased to be able to donate it to Exeter Foodbank which provides support to vulnerable families and individuals across the city. We know the pandemic has made life even more challenging for many people in Exeter, and we’re pleased to help in this way.”
Manny Dominguez, chair of Bantams Supporters Trust, said: “We are delighted to be able to take part in this unique offer of being able to donate from the proceeds of a match to Bradford Central Foodbank as a result of this rescheduled FA Cup replay on the 30 November.”