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Burrington Estates and Exeter Eagles BMX Club

Local housing developer helps in the fight to save lives

Exeter Eagles BMX Club welcomes a new defibrillator thanks to a generous donation from award-winning housing developer, Burrington Estates New Homes.

The volunteer-run BMX club based in Marsh Barton, Exeter holds race events throughout the year with up to 200 riders competing on race days. The club is a hub for the local community, welcoming over 9000 visitors a year.

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Cooper joins Chiefs on loan

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Wed, 12/04/2019 - 5:41pm

Exeter Chiefs have moved to strengthen their options at hooker by agreeing a loan move for Newcastle Falcons forward Kyle Cooper.

With club captain Jack Yeandle sidelined with a broken arm, plus fellow No.2 Jack Innard also out following shoulder surgery, Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter, has wasted little time in addressing the issue by bringing in the 30-year-old South African until the end of March.

Joel Randall looking to make a statement in the leasing.com Trophy

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 12/03/2019 - 9:35pm

Following the completion of the group stages of the Leasing.com Trophy, Exeter topped their group after winning all three of their matches, including a 3-1 victory at home to West Ham U21s in the final group fixture. 

Recalled from a successful loan spell with Weston-Super-Mare, 20 -year old striker Joel Randall made his first appearance of the season for the Grecians, and he took his chance, netting twice to help take Exeter City through to the round of 32.

Chiefs side to face Wasps

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 11/29/2019 - 3:21pm

Rob Baxter believes his Exeter Chiefs owe the Sandy Park faithful a performance, given their last outing in the Gallagher Premiership against Bristol Bears ended in disappointment.

Back-to-back victories in the Heineken Champions Cup against La Rochelle and Glasgow Warriors have given the Devonians the dream start to their latest European campaign, but it’s domestic matters which take centre stage for Baxter and his squad this week.

Unleash your inner elf at Exeter’s festive raceday

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 11/28/2019 - 10:53am

Exeter Racecourse is encouraging racegoers to unleash their inner elf for a great cause at its raceday next Friday (December 6).

Elf Day is a festive-themed fundraiser for Alzheimer's Society, a charity supported by Jockey Club Racecourses, which encourages participants to get into the Christmas spirit and dress up as elves for the day.

This year’s festive event coincides with the raceday so anyone coming to the races dressed as an elf could win on the spot prizes, such as a pair of tickets to come racing, a bottle of prosecco or a case of Tribute Ale.

Exe Sailing Club members celebrate the opening of the clubhouse extension - photo Tom Hurley

Exe Sailing Club opens clubhouse extension

Authored by Manya McMahon
Posted: Tue, 11/26/2019 - 5:34pm

An official opening of Exe Sailing Club’s new clubhouse extension took place on Friday 15 November, when guests, including those who donated or loaned money for the project, as well as the professional and volunteer workforces who made it happen, celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Bray Wyatt introduces new WWE Universal Championship

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Mon, 11/25/2019 - 5:37am

The biggest match at the Crown Jewel PPV was undoubtedly the championship match between Seth Rollins and "The Fiend". The match resulted in a surprising outcome that turned tables for the blue WWE brand. As "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt won the title from Seth Rollins at Crown Jewel a couple of weeks ago, it was for the first time in its history that the WWE universal championship was being represented and defended at the company's blue brand. 

Match report: Crawley 0 Exeter City 1

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Sun, 11/24/2019 - 9:20am

A second-half strike from Dean Moxey was all that separated the two sides at The People’s Pension Stadium as Exeter City overcame Crawley Town 1-0 on Saturday.

Exeter City manager Matt Taylor made three changes to the side that overcame Cambridge United in the FA Cup on Tuesday night, with Nigel Atangana, Jack Sparkes and Ryan Bowman starting in place of Alex Fisher, Craig Woodman and Matt Jay.

Dartmoor Hillies race to glory at Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 11/22/2019 - 11:52am

Think of Dartmoor and you’ll probably conjure up an image of a pony, grazing peacefully among the granite rocks and tall Melina grasses. But these hardy Hill Ponies, a breed in their own right, are far more than perfect for pictures, and on Sunday eight of them who were bred out in the wilds will demonstrate their versatility at Exeter Racecourse when they kick off the eight race card with their very own race.

How sponsorship from a company could help a sports club

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Fri, 11/22/2019 - 10:21am

Sponsorship is hugely important in every top flight sport, with the biggest teams and athletes all wearing kit emblazoned with brand logos that are seen by millions around the world.

Of course this isn’t limited to Premier League sides and leading Olympians, as sponsorship deals help support clubs of all sizes as well.

Pieretto helps prop up the Chiefs

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Tue, 11/19/2019 - 11:09am

Exeter Chiefs have bolstered their squad with the signing of Argentinian prop Enrique Pieretto until the end of the season.

Chiefs’ Director of Rugby, Rob Baxter, has moved swiftly to capture the 24-year-old forward following injuries to fellow tight-heads Tomas Francis and Greg Holmes.

Francis suffered a serious shoulder injury during Wales’ Rugby World Cup semi-final against South Africa in Japan and is now likely to be sidelined for up to four months following surgery.