Manfy Sharpe

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After a successful trial, Manfy joined the Exeter City Centre of Excellence for Girls at the age of nine. Spending her school years playing for local sides Exmouth and Brixington Blues, Manfy would study a BTEC in Sport as part of the emerging College partnership with Exeter City Football Club, participating in the Club's Futsal team during her studies. After a Trophy laden spell at Exeter Tedburn, Manfy responded to the call for players to join the Grecians in 2016 and has been ever present since. During her time at City, Manfy has been part of the title winning side of 2019, played in the highly successful and well attended County Cup tie against Buckland Athletic at St James Park, and now captains the team. Had it not been for recent interventions in fixture scheduling, Manfy would have reached over 100 appearances for the team, scoring two goals from her defensive role. As the women's section at Exeter City has progressed in recent years, Manfy is a player who has been synonymous with that growth. “I have developed immensely from when I first signed, I am a completely different player to then. I want to be the best player I can be and Exeter City helps me achieve that. The coaching staff are immense and they do everything to bring the best out in a player, I am thankful to them for the development I have made.” With a hunger to improve and a pride to wear the shirt of a Club she supports, Manfy Sharpe is a name that has helped move the women's team more in to the focus of Exeter City supporters. Manfy's desire to achieve further success in the years to come points to the team having the perfect captain for the challenges ahead.