Sharpe, Manfy

After a successful trial, Manfy Sharpe 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.

In November 2019, Manfy was interviewed and said the following,


"We, as a Women’s team, are really lucky to have the backing of the club that many Women’s teams don’t have. From posts on the social media account, having our photo’s done in the same facilities as the first team and hearing about our fixtures over the tannoy on game days at SJP, it makes us feel really involved with the club. I think Exeter is a forward thinking club with things like the annual Women’s day at SJP and “Lexi” the Lion, they are really supportive of women in football

“I would like to continue playing and improving with Exeter City for quite a while and building myself with the team. I really enjoy the setup here, I don’t think I’d get the support and coaching that I get at Exeter City anywhere else. I am ambitious to be the best I can be and I think I will achieve that here.”

By the end of 2019/20, Manfy had played nearly 80 league games for Exeter. 

During the 2nd National lockdown in November 2020 due the pandemic the team produced some articles from players about players entitled.

"Our New Lockdown Series Starts"

Manfy’s  replies were:-

Quickest Player: Meg, blink and she's down the other end of the pitch

Not so Quickest: Myself, move like I am an OAP

Best Trainer: Sasha, so focused

Most intelligent: Steph, seems to be able to talk in depth about anything

Most Skilful: Hope, takes on five players and squares it for someone to tap

Team Joker: Manfy, hilarious but savage

Worst Taste in Music: Manfy, not necessarily the worst but the same stuff week in week out

Most Likely to Moan: Zoe. Keeps Clive on his toes

Who gets the most fines: Must be Manfy as she never seems to have any cash to buy a can of Coke after the game

A Last Minute Penalty to Win the League, who takes it? Ella Mae, never miss

Who would be in your 5-Aside Team: Me, Meg Lightfoot, Manfy, Phoebe Baker and Anthea

Most likely to get booked: Abbie, clearly so passionate it gets mistaken

At the End of Season Awards for 21/22, Manfy won the :- 
Exeter City Community Trust PFA in the Community Champion. 

Manfy played her 150th game for Exeter City WFC against Portishead on the 11th October 2023.



Playing Record


Exeter City

2016/17

22

0

Exeter City

2017/18

22

0

Exeter City

2018/19

17

1

Exeter City

2019/20

17

1

Exeter City

2020/21

9

0

Exeter City

2021/22

28

0

Exeter City 

2022/23

28

2

Exeter City

2023/24

16

3

2024/25 

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