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(6) New Commentator

posted 18 Dec 2010, 07:53 by N Saunders   [ updated 10 Jul 2012, 15:06 ]
New Commentator For Soccer Sight

ECDSA Members Say Thank you to Matthew Cotton & Welcome Peter Odgers 


For the past 4 seasons many visually impaired fans have had their enjoyment of home games at Exeter City enhanced by the efforts of teenager Matthew Cotton. Matt has commentated on games for the ‘Soccer Sight’ scheme. His excellent commentaries have been broadcast around the ground through special headsets available from the club reception.

Unfortunately student Matt has had to leave us to study at Southampton University, but this does not mean an end to the commentaries. Matt’s place will be filled by Peter Odgers who will do his best to fill his shoes in providing this valued service for visually impaired fans.
Peter is no stranger to commentating at matches; he filled the breach when Matt was stranded in Portugal this summer because of the Icelandic volcano. He is a most welcome member of the team.
Matt and Peter agreed that the secret of recognising the players is remembering details such as who is wearing what colour boots as well as noticing their physical features until, as their audience will confirm, they know each player as if they had known them all their lives.
We welcome Peter and wish Matt all success at university. Matt has confirmed that he will visit the park on his breaks from his studies.
Members of Exeter City Disabled Supporters Association met Matt and Peter before the match against Peterborough to thank Matt for his efforts, and to welcome Peter.
Pictured are (back row left to right) Steve Gazzard; Peter Odgers; Matthew Cotton; David Jones (front row left to right) Nick Saunders; Jeanne Jones.