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Chiefs side to face Sale Sharks

At the start of the season Rob Baxter made no secret of the fact that conquering Europe would be a key objective for his Exeter Chiefs side this season.

Having proved their worth for a number of years domestically in the Gallagher Premiership, the Heineken Champions Cup has proved more troublesome for the Devonians, who have made it to the knock-out stages only once in the past.

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Therapy horses on Christmas raceday

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 12/12/2019 - 7:13am

A well-known local charity that uses therapy with horses to help disadvantaged people will take centre stage during Exeter Racecourse’s Christmas raceday next Thursday and bring the curtain down on a year-long programme of supporting local causes.

Sirona Therapeutic Horsemanship at Dartington provides equine-based educational and therapeutic activities which helps promotes increased resilience and social, emotional and physical well-being.

Applause from fans when Exeter City FC supported Rainbow Laces campaign

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:16am

EXETER City's home match against Northampton on Saturday, December 7, was not only a great 3-2 win for Exeter, the club also showed its support for the Football Association and Stonewall Rainbow Laces campaign.

The Rainbow Laces initiative to promote inclusion and diversity in football encourages all football supporters and participants to make the game something for everyone to be a part of.

Match report: Exeter City 3 Northampton Town 2

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Sat, 12/07/2019 - 6:13pm

Grecians go second with victory over in-form Northampton Town! A rapid second-half riposte with goals from Aaron Martin and Alex Fisher saw Exeter City come from behind to beat Northampton Town 3-2 at St James Park on Saturday afternoon.

Grecians boss Matt Taylor made a single change from last Saturday’s 2-2 draw at home to Hartlepool - Alex Fisher replacing Ben Seymour, who dropped to the bench.

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Burrington Estates and Exeter Eagles BMX Club

Local housing developer helps in the fight to save lives

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 12/06/2019 - 10:02am

Exeter Eagles BMX Club welcomes a new defibrillator thanks to a generous donation from award-winning housing developer, Burrington Estates New Homes.

The volunteer-run BMX club based in Marsh Barton, Exeter holds race events throughout the year with up to 200 riders competing on race days. The club is a hub for the local community, welcoming over 9000 visitors a year.

Cooper joins Chiefs on loan

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Wed, 12/04/2019 - 5:41pm

Exeter Chiefs have moved to strengthen their options at hooker by agreeing a loan move for Newcastle Falcons forward Kyle Cooper.

With club captain Jack Yeandle sidelined with a broken arm, plus fellow No.2 Jack Innard also out following shoulder surgery, Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter, has wasted little time in addressing the issue by bringing in the 30-year-old South African until the end of March.

Joel Randall looking to make a statement in the leasing.com Trophy

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 12/03/2019 - 9:35pm

Following the completion of the group stages of the Leasing.com Trophy, Exeter topped their group after winning all three of their matches, including a 3-1 victory at home to West Ham U21s in the final group fixture. 

Recalled from a successful loan spell with Weston-Super-Mare, 20 -year old striker Joel Randall made his first appearance of the season for the Grecians, and he took his chance, netting twice to help take Exeter City through to the round of 32.

Chiefs side to face Wasps

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 11/29/2019 - 3:21pm

Rob Baxter believes his Exeter Chiefs owe the Sandy Park faithful a performance, given their last outing in the Gallagher Premiership against Bristol Bears ended in disappointment.

Back-to-back victories in the Heineken Champions Cup against La Rochelle and Glasgow Warriors have given the Devonians the dream start to their latest European campaign, but it’s domestic matters which take centre stage for Baxter and his squad this week.

Unleash your inner elf at Exeter’s festive raceday

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 11/28/2019 - 10:53am

Exeter Racecourse is encouraging racegoers to unleash their inner elf for a great cause at its raceday next Friday (December 6).

Elf Day is a festive-themed fundraiser for Alzheimer's Society, a charity supported by Jockey Club Racecourses, which encourages participants to get into the Christmas spirit and dress up as elves for the day.

This year’s festive event coincides with the raceday so anyone coming to the races dressed as an elf could win on the spot prizes, such as a pair of tickets to come racing, a bottle of prosecco or a case of Tribute Ale.

Exe Sailing Club members celebrate the opening of the clubhouse extension - photo Tom Hurley

Exe Sailing Club opens clubhouse extension

Authored by Manya McMahon
Posted: Tue, 11/26/2019 - 5:34pm

An official opening of Exe Sailing Club’s new clubhouse extension took place on Friday 15 November, when guests, including those who donated or loaned money for the project, as well as the professional and volunteer workforces who made it happen, celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Bray Wyatt introduces new WWE Universal Championship

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Mon, 11/25/2019 - 5:37am

The biggest match at the Crown Jewel PPV was undoubtedly the championship match between Seth Rollins and "The Fiend". The match resulted in a surprising outcome that turned tables for the blue WWE brand. As "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt won the title from Seth Rollins at Crown Jewel a couple of weeks ago, it was for the first time in its history that the WWE universal championship was being represented and defended at the company's blue brand.