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League One is starting - is Exetear FC ready for the new season?

At the time of the writing of this article, the first games of the season for Exeter City F.C are just around the corner. After having spent 10 eventful, but very long, years in league two the Grecians finally managed to make their way into League One.

This was after nearly making the cut in both 2017 and 2018, where the team missed the promotion by the skin of their teeth. After a couple of years of trying to find their stride again, Matt Taylor spearheaded a strong campaign where Exeter City found themselves back in League One. The club also managed to do it in its 120th year...

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Looking Ahead to Exeter's 22/23 Season

It’s been ten years since the Grecians were in League One, and after Matt Jay’s heroic 78th goal versus Barrow on the final day of the last season, they’ve made it back once again. So for this season, running from 2022 to 2023, things are looking up for Exeter. Still one of the only fan-run clubs in the English Football League - and high up on the chain at that, following AFC Wimbledon’s relegation into League Two - Exeter have made a great start to the new season.

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With such a solid position as number two on the league table, there is a good chance of...

Bradfords renews partnership with Exeter Chiefs

Bradfords Building Supplies has extended its partnership with the Exeter Chiefs for the 2022/2023 season, including its under-8s tag rugby festival.

As a Key Club Partner, Bradfords will continue its support of the Exeter Chiefs women’s team and its player sponsorship for Chiefs and England international, Henry Slade, as well as Chiefs forward and Dutch international, Linde Van Der Velden.

The Bradfords Community Cup – the major regional tag rugby festival for under-8s held at Sandy Park – continues to form an integral part of the agreement.

David Young, CEO of...

Exeter sports club receives sponsorship boost from Taylor Wimpey

Taylor Wimpey is supporting Exeter Ladies Water Polo Club to achieve further success this season with a second sponsorship boost.

The club currently plays its home matches at St Sidwell’s Point off Parish Street and had previously teamed up with Taylor Wimpey in 2020. The housebuilder has committed £500 specifically towards the ladies team at the club as a sponsorship deal for a second season this year.

Despite having one of the youngest average ages of a team in the whole of the British Water Polo League, the Ladies Senior Team has won successive back-to-back promotions...

University of Exeter announce new partnership with Exeter Chiefs  

The University of Exeter has bolstered its long-standing partnership with the Exeter Chiefs by entering into a new strategic and sponsorship agreement.

The pivotal new partnership will not only open up new employment opportunities for Exeter students, but also help boost the profile of two of the South-West region’s most influential and world-leading organisations.

Building on a strong relationship stretching back decades, and pre-dating the Chief’s meteoric rise to the pinnacle of top-flight rugby, the new agreement will come into force ahead of the 2022/23 season....

Inspirational Exeter Volunteer Recognised at Premiership Rugby Parliamentary Awards 2022

Premiership Rugby have revealed a shortlist of six inspiring individuals, including one from Exeter Chiefs , who have been nominated for the Community Volunteer of the Year Award , sponsored by CVC. The winner will be crowned at the Premiership Rugby Parliamentary Awards ceremony, attended by MPs, taking place at the House of Commons on 12th July.

The Parliamentary Awards is a celebration of the incredible work and impact achieved by Premiership Rugby and its clubs, demonstrating how their work is making an invaluable contribution to addressing some of the biggest societal...

Horse Racing in Britain

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Thu, 06/30/2022 - 11:26pm

Known as the “sport of kings”, horse racing has been documented as a sport as early as 648BC in the Olympic games of Ancient Greece, in the form of mounted horse races and chariot races. The Roman Empire evolved both these sports into major industries, which not only contributed to the economy but also provided entertainment and employment. Many of the rules and traditions still in use today originated in Rome.

History of horse racing in the UK

Horse racing is ranked as the second-largest spectator sport in Britain, with a history dating back to the 1st century AD....

Exeter track cyclist set for success at Commonwealth Games

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 06/28/2022 - 11:09pm

Competition at home and on the track is fuelling Milly Tanner’s drive for success at the Commonwealth Games.

With her dad having served in the Royal Marines, the Exeter track cyclist’s early life was spent ferrying between various cities at two- or three-year intervals.

That experience, and the lessons she learnt from her father, have informed how Tanner approaches cycling and everyday life.

“I don’t play monopoly in our house because it’s just too much,” she joked, ahead of her debut Commonwealth Games.

Those encounters have likely taken on another...

What Does "Big Data" Mean for the World of Sports?

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Mon, 06/20/2022 - 4:16pm

With the advent of big data, the world of sports is undergoing a significant transformation. As a result, live sports data feed is becoming increasingly important as teams and leagues strive to gain a competitive edge.

As the world of sports continues to evolve, so does the data surrounding it. Big data is changing how teams, players, and fans interact with the games they love. But what exactly is big data? And what does it mean for the future of sports?

What is Big Data?

Big data is a term that refers to the large volume of data that organizations now have at their...

Four sports to take up this summer

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Sun, 06/19/2022 - 10:58pm

For anybody who failed on their mission to take up a new sport as part of their New Year’s Resolution, summer provides the perfect opportunity to make amends and throw themselves into learning a new skill, meeting new people and increasing their commitment to physical exercise. Any sport will do, and interests are bound to differ, but the following four present an excellent variety of benefits to a novice sportsperson.

1. Skateboarding

Thrill seekers look no further as skateboarding is increasing in popularity across the United Kingdom. While it may be more heavily...

Kylian Mbappé, PSG and Real Madrid: Is Money the New Passion?

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 06/16/2022 - 10:23pm

Kylian Mbappé was born on 20 December, 1998 in Paris, France and was raised in Bondy, Seine-Saint-Denis. His father, Wilfrid Mbappé was born in Cameroon, while his mother, Fayza Lamari, was born in Algeria. Kylian's family certainly has sports running in their blood since his mother, Fayza Lamari is a former handball player while his brother, Ethan Mbappé played for PSG under 12 in 2018 and currently plays for FC Paris Saint-Germain U17. His father is also a football coach and has been Kulian's agent. His undeniable talent has made him a great stake in the top 20 betting sites in the UK...

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