Enjoy free activities at Newton Abbot Leisure Centre Open Day

Newton Abbot Leisure Centre is opening its doors for a day of free activities on Saturday 23 March, with lots of healthy fun and action on offer for all ages.

Come along between 12pm to 3pm when the whole family can try a variety of free activities. There will be 30 minute adult and junior taster sessions on offer, including exercise classes, gym tours, swimming pool flume fun and a free crèche.

David Banks



The latest in Sport

Chiefs victorious over Warriors for a second time this season

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Sat, 03/30/2013 - 9:31pm

Worcester Warriors  18 - Exeter Chiefs  24

Who says lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place?

Twelve months ago, Exeter Chiefs defied the odds to stage a remarkable comeback – scoring two tries in the final two minutes – to snatch a famous win at Worcester’s Sixways Stadium.

Grecians return home disappointed after Argyle claim victory in Devon Derby

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Sat, 03/30/2013 - 6:58pm

Plymouth Argyle 1 Exeter City 0

Exeter City finished on the wrong side of a 1-0 scoreline at Home Park, as Plymouth Argyle took the victory in the second Devon Derby of the season.

The Grecians had started the brighter in the game, but as Argyle settled, they looked more and more threatening.

They finally made the breakthrough just before the interval, with a piece of individual skill by Jason Banton who fired in a fine strike from distance.

Exeter City's Trust Seeking Deputy Finance Officer

Authored by
Posted: Fri, 03/29/2013 - 10:08pm

Nigel Banks, the Trust Finance Officer, has decided to take a back seat after 10 years and intends to step down at the conclusion of this year’s AGM. With this in mind the Trust are looking to recruit a Deputy Finance Officer as soon as possible to work with Nigel over the next 6 months with a view to ensuring a smooth handover at the end of that period.

Jess Joins the 100 club

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Fri, 03/29/2013 - 5:52pm

Exeter Chiefs speedster Matt Jess believes if his side go out and attack the last four games of the season, then the Devon club will have every chance of securing a top six spot in the Aviva Premiership.

Just 24 hours before he and his team-mates are due to travel to rivals Worcester Warriors, the 28-year-old emphasised the importance of the Chiefs setting out their stall from minute one at Sixways.

All square between Exeter Civil and Alphas

Authored by robbiejennings
Posted: Fri, 03/29/2013 - 5:31pm


The all-Exeter derby ended in a draw as Exeter Civil Service and Alphington finished 1-1 at Foxhayes in the SouthWest Peninsula Div 1 East.

This was probably the last time Exeter Civil Service in their current guise will host the neighbours before a summer name change. A strong crowd as well as a decent pitch and weather set the basis for a fiery contest which didn't disappoint.

Baseball comes to Exeter with the arrival of the Spitfires

Authored by Exeter Spitfires - Baseball
Posted: Fri, 03/29/2013 - 4:52pm

Exeter has a surprisingly strong link with the sport of Baseball due to a former resident named Henry Chadwick, and now the city has its own team.

The Exeter Spitfires will begin play this season when they join the established South West Baseball League to take on the Torbay Barons, Bristol Bats and reigning champions the Plymouth Mariners.

The Spitfires will play each of their opponents four times, twice each home and away, with a game being played every two weeks on a Sunday.

Cricket club onto a great run with completion of new pavilion

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 03/28/2013 - 5:24pm

After months of dedication, work on the new Heathcoat Cricket Club Pavilion is on the verge of completion at the National Trust estate, Knightshayes, near Tiverton.

All the volunteers who helped with the project are now eagerly awaiting the arrival of former England cricket captain, Mike Gatting, who will be adding final touches to the ground on Saturday 6 April.

England turn to Baxter for Argentina tour

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Wed, 03/27/2013 - 8:51am

Rob Baxter has spoken of his delight after it was confirmed that he will form part of England's coaching team for their summer's tour to Argentina.

The Exeter Chiefs head coach, along with Saracens defence and forwards coach Paul Gustard, will form part of the coaching team assembled by England head coach Stuart Lancaster for the trip to South America in June.

Police and football clubs prepare for local derby

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Wed, 03/27/2013 - 8:16am

Plymouth Argyle are keen to ensure Exeter City fans visiting the city for the upcoming local derby enjoy a competitive game of football, where the match is remembered for the right reasons.

Superintendent Chris Eastwood, police match commander said: “My message is clear – this is an event for families to enjoy, young and old and let’s keep the rivalry and banter good natured.  Anyone who has other ideas will be dealt with robustly.

Chiefs keen to learn from recent defeat

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Tue, 03/26/2013 - 12:58pm

Long-serving No.8 Richard Baxter believes that Exeter Chiefs are still learning in the Aviva Premiership and that is key to their future in the top flight.

Baxter, who captained the Devon club in their narrow defeat to Leicester Tigers at the weekend, is taking all the positives out of the performance at Sandy Park – whilst at the same time focusing his attentions firmly on Saturday’s trip up the M5 to rivals Worcester Warriors (3pm)