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.

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Hill and Hepburn agree new deals at Chiefs

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sun, 02/03/2019 - 4:59pm

Rob Baxter will tell you that his retention plans often outweigh that of a huge recruitment drive, such is his desire to ensure that continuity runs smoothly for both him and his players at Exeter Chiefs.

Having already ensured a number of the club’s star names are locked down for the next few years, the Chiefs Director of Rugby has spoken of his delight after two more first-team stars pledged their immediate futures to the Gallagher Premiership club.

The Grecians claim a well earned three points

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Sat, 02/02/2019 - 8:10pm

Two goals from Nicky Law either side of Jake Taylor's strike earned Exeter City a 3-1 win over MK Dons at St James Park.

The City number 8 struck early before captain Taylor furthered City's lead inside 20 minutes. The away side got back into the game through Joe Walsh just after half-time before Law then got his second when a mix up in the Dons' back line saw him finish from close range.

Donovan Wilson signs on loan from Wolves

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Thu, 01/31/2019 - 8:01pm

Exeter City’s latest signing Donovan Wilson says he’s delighted to sign for the Grecians until the end of the 2018/19 campaign.

Donovan, who has spent time on loan with Spanish side FC Jumilla since August 2018, signs for City from Wolverhampton Wanderers and the youngster is looking forward to getting going with his new club.

The 21-year-old said: “I’m really happy to sign. I heard about it yesterday, and as soon as I heard, I wanted to come down straight away.

The top goal scorers for Exeter City Football Club

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 01/30/2019 - 6:10am

2019 is set to be a big year for Exeter City football club, who are more commonly known as The Grecians. This team was founded as far back as 1901 and consider St James Park their home ground. The team is currently managed by Matt Taylor and chaired by Julian Tagg. 

Exeter Racecourse shortlisted for prestigious award

Authored by Lucy
Posted: Mon, 01/28/2019 - 7:21am

Exeter Racecourse has been short listed for the hugely prestigious 2019 Exeter Living Awards in the best Leisure and Tourism category.

Held annually, the awards are a highlight for the city, with the event a massive celebration for businesses in Exeter and surrounding areas.

Six other highly regarded businesses and organizations have been shortlisted in the same category including The Donkey Sanctuary and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery.

Trio agree new deals at Exeter Chiefs

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sun, 01/27/2019 - 9:40pm

Rob Baxter’s forward-planning is gathering pace after the Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby last night confirmed three more of his current squad have agreed new deals with the Gallagher Premiership club.

Long-serving back Phil Dollman, together with centre Ollie Devoto and winger Olly Woodburn, are the latest names to confirm they are extending their stays at Sandy Park.

Dollman – who is celebrating 10 years at the Chiefs this season – has put pen to paper on a new one-year deal, while Devoto and Woodburn have each signed two-year contracts.

Bristol Bears 10 Exeter Chiefs 12

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Sun, 01/27/2019 - 9:02pm

When push came to shove, Exeter’s pack came together in unison to provide the power that has put them within touching distance of a semi-final place in this season’s Premiership Rugby Cup.

The Cup holders will have to wait at least a week to confirm whether they have advanced, but a third victory of the season against Bristol Bears has given them more than a fighting chance of advancing.

Grecians take all three points after positive display

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Sun, 01/27/2019 - 10:57am

City 1 Cambridge United 0

A late winner from Nicky Law gave Exeter City all three ppints at home to an in-form Cambridge United side.

Despite considerable pressure United managed to hold out until the 82nd minute when Nicky Law appeared down the left before seeing his effort take a deflection and end up in the back of the net.

Grecians boss Matt Taylor made two changes to the side that went down 1-0 in Newport last weekend, with Lee Holmes and Lee Martin returning to the starting 11 in place of Craig Woodman and Ryan Bowman.

Participants wanted for Down's Syndrome Multi-Sports Festival

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 01/26/2019 - 9:17am

A free event offering youngsters with Down’s syndrome the chance to try out a variety of sports is taking place in Devon in March… and it’s looking for participants. 

The Multi-Sports Festival will be held at Blundell’s School in Tiverton on Monday 4th March and participants of all ages and abilities are invited to take part.

Run under the stars at the National Trust’s Night Run in South Devon

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 01/22/2019 - 10:31pm

If running is a New Year’s resolution this year, bring your family and friends and join us for the National Trust’s Night Run on Saturday 26 January at East Soar Farm, near Salcombe.

The ancient farmland and woodlands are shrouded in mystery so experiencing them at night will add a whole new dimension to your running experience.

There are two options to suit all runners. The Explorer route is 2 km and starts at 4.30pm and the Adventurer route is 9 km and starts at 5.30pm. Registration for both routes starts at 4pm.