100% agree. The Value of the Junior Grecian stuff does go well beyond the Free match tickets. A number of my son's friends also have the Junior Grecian subscriptions also. Imho Really good value and also a really good driver in helping younger fans become engaged with the clubI’ve signed all my grandchildren up as Junior Grecians and that’s only £5 a year.
For that they get a birthday card, Christmas card and a present, besides other benefits that they can’t really take advantage of as they don’t live close to Exeter.
Presents in recent times have included ECFC branded training top, sports bag and drinks bottle.
It’s an absolute bargain.
Although I did take my eldest granddaughter to the Junior Grecians Christmas Party in 2006 when she was 5 months old.
One of my most treasured possessions is a photo of her wearing the entire Exeter City kit (I’d got a friend to knit) whilst being held by Stanno.
Also, I think I must have got close to being responsible for signing up the youngest member more recently as for one later grandchild I got to hear her name quickly so got her enrolled when she was just one or two days old.
No, join the Trust and get a ticket, or wait until they go on general sale and potentially get a ticket. If you want to guarantee a ticket, you join the Trust for just £2 a month, which is the ownership model of the club and has been for 20 years. It's not difficult to understand and any scheme you devise will have just as many, if not more, people moaning about it. The club aren't alienating anyone, they're following a scheme that stays true to their ethos of supporter ownership.Join The Trust or don't go? So to make sure you pay £24 Trust fees and £20 ticket which adds up to what exactly..........
And nor should it.We have this debate every year, and every time it's the same. If you want to guarentee getting tickets for in-demand games, join the Trust.
It's a free world, so your choice if you don't want to belong, but you won't then get the benefits of membership.
It's not going to change any time soon.