“Sport has given me confidence in all walks of life” Pete Eveleigh

I find that being physically active allows my mind to be distracted from daily stressors. Competing in team sports regularly helps me to unwind and engage in a satisfying challenge that improves my fitness. Sport gives me confidence in my own ability in a variety of scenarios in all walks of life.


I have noticed lots of benefits from sport, which you might find too. Your physical strength, skills, and stamina will increase through playing sports and your self-image will improve as well. Team sports also provide social benefits by allowing you to connect with teammates and friends in a recreational setting without the stresses we sometimes find in school or work environments.


I’ve seen a vast improvement in many attendees at our Kicks sessions, with some young people having opportunities to represent the football club against other clubs. Our Kicks sessions for anyone aged between 8-19 years run on Saturday evenings at Cranbrook’s Education Campus 6-8pm. We are also looking for volunteers up to the age of 25 who may want to benefit from the experience and potentially gain qualifications through the football club.


Pete Eveleigh

Sport Development Officer, Exeter City Football Club