Vittles, Jamie

Birth Date

15th October 1978

Birthplace

Sidmouth

Occupation

Defender

Biographical Text

Colyton Grammar School educated Jamie Vittles signed for Exeter City FC as a schoolboy on his 16th Birthday (15/10/1992) and then as an apprentice professional in the summer of 1995.

Over his two-year apprenticeship Jamie captained the Under 18’s team in the South West Combination League and also made a senior appearance in the St Luke’s Devon Bowl Final when Exeter City FC defeated Torquay United FC.

Jamie signed a full professional contract for Peter Fox’s Exeter City team in the summer of 1997 but unfortunately left the club as a player in 1998 without making a single Football League appearance.

Following his departure from Exeter City FC Jamie played for Bideford, Gloucester City, Weymouth and Seattle Storm in America. Whilst combining studying a PFA Exercise and Sports and Exercise Science degree at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Jamie returned to Exeter City FC in 2000 as Head of Community, which is a position that he is still in post today (2017). Over the 17 years that Jamie has been in charge of the club’s community department the charity’s turnover has grown from £55,000 to just over £1.1 million (16/17 financial year) with now over 100 people employed, working on a broad spectrum of programmes, catering for all parts of the Greater Exeter community.

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