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British horses to keep an eye on this year at Cheltenham

The Cheltenham Festival in 2021 was one to forget for the British trainers, as they were given a hammering in their own backyard. Irish trainers were responsible for winners of 23 of the 28 races that were competed at the Festival last year, and there is a growing fear that history could be about to repeat itself once again this year.

If you have a feeling about any British horses making waves in the big contest, click here visit TwinSpires website and place your bet on your favourite.

However, there are a number of British-trained hopefuls that will be expected to pick...

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The most supported football teams in the UK

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Mon, 01/24/2022 - 7:56am

The United Kingdom isn't known as home of football for nothing, it is indeed the birthplace of the game. Even the best bookmakers and sites ranking top bookies such as TopBettingSite.Co.UK get their biggest market from the UK. Football is considered more than just a game. It is regarded as a culture and most Brits support at least one of team.

As far as the country is concerned, a team’s identity and respect is usually determined by its number of supporters. Fanbase is one bragging right that football fans take seriously, so it is not surprising when fans proudly show off their...

How to prepare for winter nets

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Fri, 01/21/2022 - 8:19pm

With the festive period out of the way and only months until the start of the new season in April, club cricketers in the UK will be starting to focus on pre-season training. Winter nets are a fundamental element in the cricketing calendar, helping players to get back into the swing of things before competitive fixtures start in the Spring. However, jumping into pre-season training after an overindulgent winter can increase the chances of injury, so it’s important to ease yourself back in. Below we’ll look at how you can prepare for winter nets to ensure that you can train consistently...

Can Do Active Couch to 5k

Can Do Active launch new Couch to 5k

Authored by CanDoActive
Posted: Thu, 01/06/2022 - 10:37am

Local health and wellbeing initiative, Can Do Active, are launching a new 12-week Couch to 5k programme in Exeter this Winter, starting in January and meeting at Exwick Playing Fields in Exeter on Tuesday mornings from 11th January (9:30am - 10:30am) and Thursday evenings from 13th January (5.30pm - 6.30pm).

All abilities are welcome and no experience is required, making it perfect for beginners or those aiming to get back into an active lifestyle.

All groups are led by England Athletics-qualified run leaders and are free to attend, you will receive all the support required...

Some of The Greatest Moments in Sports History

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Thu, 12/30/2021 - 6:10am
If you’re looking for inspirational sporting moments, take a look at our breakdown of the greatest examples in modern history.

Will Exeter City achieve promotion to Football League One?

If you’re new to Exeter City FC, then let us tell you that life in League Two isn’t the worst, but it could much definitely be better. The Grecians, the nickname for the club, are chasing promotion, but are outside of the two spots for automatic promotion, which means the fight is on. City have been involved in several playoff battles in the past, but often they’ve had an unhappy ending. Below is a look at some of the history of the club and how things are going in League Two, plus the all-important questions of whether they’ll reach League One and what they have to do to get there....

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...

Exeter City may have to get creative again with Matt Jay

Authored by Simon Wells
Posted: Tue, 12/14/2021 - 3:49pm

Flicking the switch that turns potential into pedigree can be tricky, with some creative thinking required when left fumbling around in the dark. Patience and persistence can be rewarded, though, and that makes the entire process worthwhile.

In modern football, there are tools aplenty that managers and players can take advantage of in a bid to find those fabled marginal gains. Stumble across a winning formula and the light comes on, illuminating all of those that stand beneath it.

That added clarity can be the difference between winning and losing, from having a player...

Devon Stage of AJ Bell Tour of Britain 2021 proves huge draw

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 12/07/2021 - 6:07pm

The Devon stage of the AJ Bell Tour of Britain 2021 attracted the biggest crowd of this year’s race, according to a new independent report.

The report commissioned by the Tour has revealed that around 200,000 spectators watched Stage Two along the 115-mile route from Sherford to Exeter – bringing more than £4.2 million into the local economy.

The event proved to be a welcome boost for local hospitality businesses, with the vast majority of the spending on accommodation and food and drink. The report states that 46% of those who attended the Stage were from outside the...

70lb net wins top spot in prestigious Cofton Cup Fishing Competition

South Devon’s highly regarded coarse fishing destination, Cofton Holidays, has crowned Andy Everill as winner of its autumn Cofton Cup Fishing competition.

A keen fisherman, this is Andy’s third consecutive Cofton Cup title and his fourth overall having previously won Cofton Cup II, V and VI. The multi award-winning holiday park, hosted the seventh competition on its Mamhead Match Lake over five days of intensive fishing. The field was narrowed down from 44 anglers in the opening rounds to 22 in the final, with the remainder battling it out for the Plate competition.

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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...