David Chaplin

David was a youth player at Exeter City, who had "the pleasure of playing for Exeter City in 1982/83"

He played for the youth an reserves at Exeter which was run by, Mike Radford and Chris Davey with Pete Quarrington who helped out on Saturday and in midweek.
He was amateur player of the year in 1982/83.

David shared some of his "wonderful memories of playing with Exeter in those days"

In an Exeter City A team fixture against Honiton at St James's Park.

"John Sparrow was down from Chelsea on loan and the A team were playing Honiton at St James Park, their goalkeeper took a goalkick, it landed 10 yards inside our half and I headed it straight back into his arms.
John came up to me and said "I've never seen anyone head a ball that far"

After leaving City, David had nine years playing for Budleigh Salterton until a ruptured achilles tendon finished his playing career. 

In 2020 he was living in Sidmouth, and working with John Delve for Royal Mail.



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