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Courtyard by Marriott Exeter Sandy Park opens its doors

Courtyard by Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s extraordinary portfolio of 30 hotel brands, today announced the opening of Courtyard by Marriott Exeter Sandy Park, the first Courtyard by Marriott hotel in the South West of England. Owned by Exeter Rugby group Plc, the 250-bedroom hotel is set in a distinctive location in the vibrant city of Exeter, offering convenient access to Sandy Park Conference & Banqueting Centre, home to the rugby club Exeter Chiefs.

Exeter Rugby Club Chairman and Chief Executive, Tony Rowe OBE, said: "I am delighted to see the opening of the new...

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Exeter Chiefs dig deep to support Pints Mean Trees

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 03/30/2022 - 12:18pm

Two-time Premiership Rugby winners the Exeter Chiefs, are lending their support to Otter Brewery’s #PintsMeanTrees scheme – an environmental initiative which sees the Devon based producer of quality cask ales and lager plant a tree for every brewer’s barrel they sell in 2022.

On Thursday 24th March, Otter Brewery Managing Director Patrick McCaig joined Tony Rowe OBE, Chairman and Chief Executive of The Exeter Chiefs, plus England international Henry Slade and Club Captain, Jack Yeandle to plant the first of 50 trees at the Chiefs’ home ground of Sandy Park.

‘ Pints Mean...

England Rugby stars appear as 5G-powered holograms to surprise schoolchildren with virtual PE lesson

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 03/11/2022 - 1:59am

With England rugby players still operating with COVID restrictions during the Guinness Six Nations, O2’s 5G mobile network was able to project Ellis Genge, Jack Nowell and Henry Slade as 4k holograms to surprise a group of schoolchildren with a ‘world first’ virtual rugby PE lesson.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020, England Rugby players have had to operate under COVID restrictions, meaning that they have been unable to meet fans and the British public in person.

So ahead of England’s crunch game with Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday 12 March, O2 teamed up...

Exeter Chiefs set to take part in SW’s first region-wide corporate Esports Festival

The Exeter Chiefs rugby team have entered a team for the first corporate esports festival for the whole of the South West, taking place in February 2022.

The two-time Premiership winning club, which also took home the European Rugby Champions Cup in 2020 after beating Paris-based team Racing 92, will enter a three-man team to compete with organisations from across the South West region.

Organised by Tech South West and Exeter College, the event seeks to place the South West at the forefront of esports innovation, one of the world’s fastest growing industries. Part of the...

Young Inspirational Star from Exeter Wins Premiership Rugby National HITZ Award

Exeter Chiefs’ Callum Pope has seen his outstanding commitment to bettering his life through the club’s HITZ programme recognised by winning the 2021 HITZ Young Achiever Award.

At what was an emotional event at The Stoop, further intensified after a two-year absence due to COVID-19, the achievements of 12 outstanding individuals, including Callum, were recognised at the Awards hosted by former England and London Irish Winger Topsy Ojo.

Supported by Wooden Spoon, the Young Achiever Award recognises and rewards a young person who, by overcoming a range of challenges, has...

Exeter Chiefs star supports Devon Carers

Exeter Chiefs Winger, Tom O’Flaherty, is working with Devon Carers to raise awareness of the vital role unpaid carers play in helping their family, friends and neighbours across Devon.

His involvement is part of a new unpaid carer campaign, commissioned by Devon County Council and run by FamilyCarersNet, that will be reaching out to people who may not see themselves as an unpaid carer, so they become aware of the tailored help and support available from Devon Carers. Tom O’Flaherty, Exeter Chiefs, spoke of his support: “It’s great to be involved with Devon Carers and raising...

Elysium Healthcare make a conversion with Exeter Chiefs

Elysium Healthcare, a young and dynamic independent provider of Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education and Private Patient services, has secured key sponsorship of the Exeter Chiefs for the 2021-2022 season.

The partnership reflects the joint missions of the Chiefs and Elysium in providing Mental Health support to people living in the Exeter area, with Elysium recently launching two new services in Exeter and the Chiefs offering Mental Health Awareness sessions to local schools in the past.

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New rugby-inspired Swiss heritage watch revealed at VIP event

England players and top DJ celebrate launch of new timepiece

It was time for a celebration when a new rugby-inspired Swiss heritage watch was unveiled in front of a VIP crowd.

Among the guests at the star-studded event were England players Jack Nowell, Luke Cowan-Dickie and Henry Slade along with British drum and bass band Rudimental and top DJ Nathan Dawe.

The new Olivier Meylan watch celebrates the achievements of four players who have spent more than a decade in the top flight as well as the company’s first anniversary.

Jack, Henry and Luke have helped to...

Bradfords sponsors U8 Commuity Cup with Exeter Chiefs

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 10/01/2021 - 3:41pm

Bradfords Building Supplies with the Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club welcomed the return of its major regional rugby festival, the Bradfords Community Cup, hosting the final of the postponed 2019 event at the Chiefs’ Sandy Park stadium on Saturday 25th September.

The Bradfords Community Cup is an under-8s tag rugby festival designed to foster grassroots interest in sport and rugby in local communities around the region.

Four under-8 South-West teams managed to secure a place at the event through a social media competition. The event was originally due to take place last year...

Grassroots rugby back with a bang at Exeter Chiefs

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 09/20/2021 - 8:25pm

RUGBY is back with a bang in England after months of frustration caused by the Covid pandemic, meaning it was an opportunity for junior festivals to take centre stage this weekend as the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup returned at Exeter Chiefs.

Crediton Rugby Club hosted an exciting Under-11 and Under-12 grassroots developmental festival on Sunday as youngsters finally got the opportunity to lace up their boots again, with a myriad of teams from the West Country and surrounding areas locking horns.

This successful series of nationwide events, now running for nearly two...

Exeter Chiefs head coach Sue Appleby looks ahead to new Allianz Premier 15s season

EXETER CHIEFS’ emphatic introduction to the Allianz Premier 15s has sparked more players dreaming of Devon, says head coach Susie Appleby.

Chiefs finished sixth last year, their maiden top-flight season, tying fifth-placed Gloucester-Hartpury Women with 50 points apiece but missing out on the top half of the table on points difference.

It’s been a busy offseason for Appleby, whose new signings include hooker Clara Nielson, a Devon native and Exeter University PhD graduate joining the club from Bristol Bears, alongside scrum-half Brooke Bradley, full-back/wing Olivia...

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