Exeter City sign Lewis Wilson

Goalkeeper Lewis Ward says he is looking to forward to getting started at Exeter City and playing as many games as he can, having signed on a permanent deal from Reading.

The 6ft 5in keeper, who had spells on loan at Northampton Town and Forest Green Rovers last season, said he was delighted to be joining somewhere permanently and he knew Exeter was the right place for him following a meeting with manager Matt Taylor last week.

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swcomms backs Devon Sports Awards 2019

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 06/21/2019 - 2:28pm

South West Communications Group is backing the Devon Sports Awards for the 6th year in a row as the main sponsor.

Organised by Active Devon, The Exeter Chiefs Foundation and in partnership with Exeter College, the ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate the success of local community clubs, individuals, coaches and volunteers.

There are 31 finalists for 10 categories at the Devon Sports Awards due to be held on Thursday 11 July at Sandy Park.

swcomms is also sponsoring the Devon Coach of the Year and Devon Club of the Year.

Baxter reacts to Champions Cup draw

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Wed, 06/19/2019 - 3:29pm

Exeter Chiefs newcomer Stuart Hogg won't have to wait long for a reunion with former club Glasgow Warriors after the two clubs were drawn alongside one another in today's Heineken Champions Cup draw in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Picked out as one of the five Tier One sides, the Chiefs have been drawn against the Warriors, French outfit La Rochelle and Gallagher Premiership rivals Sale Sharks in a highly competitive Pool 2.

Former internationals Bryan Habana and Dimitri Yachvili conducted the draw, which brings together the top 20 club sides in European Rugby.

It's now free to join the Exeter and Crediton 6-a-side League

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Tue, 06/18/2019 - 5:57pm

Soccersixes, The UK’s leading provider of 6-a-side football, are making their leagues more accessible to the community and now teams will not have to pay an entry fee to join it will be free entry.

Historically an entry fee has been payable to join the community 6aside league, now there will be no entry fee and teams can also join all year round at any time.

58lb net wins top spot in the prestigious Cofton Cup Fishing Competition

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Thu, 06/13/2019 - 7:54pm

South Devon’s highly regarded coarse fishing destination, Cofton Holidays, has crowned Bob Rand from Ivybridge as winner of its spring Cofton Cup Fishing Competition.

The multi award-winning holiday park, which was announced as Holiday Park of the Year at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2018/19, hosted the competition on its Mamhead Match Lake over five days of intensive fishing. The field was narrowed down from 28 in the opening rounds, to 14 in the final, with the remainder battling it out for the Plate competition.

Exeter Chiefs kit launch

Authored by sandypark
Posted: Wed, 06/12/2019 - 3:03pm

Exeter Chiefs will reveal their new cup and home kit for the 2019/20 season at a special launch event in July. After the success of last year's event, Rob Baxter and members of the Exeter Chiefs squad will return to Exeter Quay on Saturday, 20th July.

As well as getting the chance to see the first glimpse of the club’s new kits, supporters will be able to get up close and personal with all the players during the fun-filled, family event in the heart of the city centre.

Watch Wimbledon matches on Princesshay’s Big Screen

Authored by ellenhowe
Posted: Tue, 06/11/2019 - 11:34am

Princesshay is bringing Wimbledon to Exeter with live outdoor screenings of matches on the giant screen. The screen will be in Princesshay Square for the duration of the legendary two-week tournament (Monday 1st July – Sunday 14th July 2019).

Princesshay is also providing deckchairs, bean bags and a temporary lawn for visiting tennis fans watching the matches free of charge.

The Sport Enduro: A brief introduction to its races and vehicles

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Mon, 06/10/2019 - 8:30pm

Off-road motorcycle sport enduros have existed now for over one hundred years. Riders have congregated to compete in them, to test their stamina and ability to handle a bike, since 1913, before the First World War. The Six Days Enduro has been held annually without fail ever since, with the only interruptions being the years that were disrupted by the two World Wars. The two major events within the calendar are the World Enduro Championships and the International Six Days Enduro.

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Exeter's Jude Hamer named in GB Women's squad for 2019 Wheelchair Basketball European Championships

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 06/07/2019 - 10:55am

The twelve athletes who will head to Rotterdam in the Netherlands to represent Great Britain Women at the 2019 European Championships have been named.

The squad aim to realise two ambitions in Rotterdam; achieve a podium finish and secure qualification to the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.

The European Championships, taking place from 30th June to 7th July 2019, will welcome six competing nations, including World Champions the Netherlands and Rio Paralympic Silver Medallists, Germany. 

South West hockey team selection for Exeter Cathedral School pupils

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 06/04/2019 - 8:47am

Three Exeter Cathedral School pupils have been picked to play for the West Panthers Hockey Club: an established club that selects talented hockey players from across the Southwest.

Three Exeter Cathedral School pupils have been picked to play for the West Panthers Hockey Club: an established club that selects talented hockey players from across the Southwest.

Twickenham heartache for Chiefs with 34 - 37 defeat to Saracens

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sun, 06/02/2019 - 10:45am

At times it was like a Rocky Movie, the two prized fighters trading punches until finally one of them delivered the knockout punch that settled an epic encounter of English Rugby’s two heavyweight clubs.

Sadly for Exeter Chiefs, it was they who were eventually knocked to the canvas, floored by a brutal final quarter from Saracens, who have now added a Premiership title to that of their European Champions Cup crown.