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International stars head to Bicton for end-of-season foray

Bicton Arena is readying itself for the conclusion to the 2019 eventing season, and with nearly 700 entries for its competition, which runs from October 24 to 27, it will be a superb finale for riders and spectators alike.Competing at the event is the 2014 Badminton Horse Trials winner Sam Griffiths, World Equestrian Games 2018 silver medallist Padraig McCarthy and multiple British team medallist William Fox-Pitt.

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Devondale sponsors West Exe youth football team

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:46pm

Devondale Electrical Wholesalers Marsh Barton branch is sponsoring the West Exe under 8s team for the second year running.  

West Exe play in the Exeter West League fielding two teams and currently train at Tedburn St Mary.

Last season Devondale sponsored new home kits and rainproof jackets, followed up this season with equipment including team water bottles, bibs, training aids and, importantly, footballs. The sponsorship means that there is now a football for each of the 13 players.

Do England have what it takes to win the Rugby World Cup?

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 10/14/2019 - 8:33am

Despite players and fans alike looking forward to a mouth-watering showdown with France to see who would come out on top of Pool C, the group ended in a bit of an anti-climax for England. A typhoon forecast to be hitting Tokyo on the weekend of the match caused World Rugby officials to cancel the game out of fears for the safety of players and supporters alike. 

Sea change for women in water sports

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 10/14/2019 - 8:07am

The Teignmouth-based company and the regional variation of the UK’s viral #ThisGirlCan campaign are encouraging more women on the water by offering ladies-only half price taster sessions in sailing. 

According to Sport England, there are 62% more men than women taking part in regular water sports across the country (source: Active Lives Survey 17/18, 397,700 v 247,500).

The sailing sessions build on a successful ladies-only paddle boarding event hosted by SeaSports Southwest and Devon Girls Can earlier this year, in May.

Match report: City 1 Forest Green Rovers 0

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Sun, 10/13/2019 - 9:47am

A first-half strike from Ryan Bowman proved the difference as Exeter City beat Forest Green Rovers 1-0 at St James Park on Saturday.

Grecians’ boss Matt Taylor made two changes to the starting XI for the fixture, with Jonny Maxted making his league debut for City, while Aaron Martin also came in for Dean Moxey, who dropped to the bench.

Chiefs side to face Bristol Bears

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Fri, 10/11/2019 - 12:08pm

Rob Baxter believes tomorrow's Premiership Rugby Cup clash with local rivals Bristol Bears at Sandy Park (3pm) offer a number of exciting challenges for his Exeter Chiefs squad.

Firstly, there is the small matter of a semi-final spot being up for grabs for his side, who currently head Pool C entering into the final round of qualification.

Competitors at last year's Great West Run

Exeter gets ready for Great West Run this weekend

Authored by McQueenie Mulholland
Posted: Thu, 10/10/2019 - 11:32am

More than 2,500 runners are preparing to pound the streets of Exeter this weekend, for the city’s 35th Great West Run and Activate events.

Amongst the participants are those running for charities, including Macmillan Cancer Support, FORCE, Children’s Hospice South West and Hospiscare. Last year the event raised more than £100,000 for charities and organisers Runjoy hope to top that this year.

White to leave Chiefs at end of season

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Wed, 10/09/2019 - 9:35pm

Nic White says it's with a heavy heart that he will depart Exeter Chiefs at the end of the 2019/20 season.

The Australian international has today confirmed he will be heading home to former club Plus500 Brumbies on a two-year deal.

It will bring to an end a successful three-year stint for the scrum-half, who joined the Chiefs in 2017 from French Top 14 outfit, Montpellier.

Hillies fly down the home straight for Devon Air Ambulance

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 10/08/2019 - 10:22am

Exeter Racecourse will be raising money for the Devon Air Ambulance at its race meeting on Sunday, November 24 and the meeting will kick-off in fine style with the first Dartmoor Hillies race.

Eight ponies bred on Dartmoor will come dashing down the home straight and racegoers will be able to place their bets, with every penny donated to the charity.

Exeter City fancied to keep rolling against Forest Green

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Mon, 10/07/2019 - 12:56pm

Exeter City host Forest Green Rovers on October 12 aiming to continue their excellent start to the League Two season.

A long unbeaten run saw Exeter’s League Two betting odds to win the title slashed to 6/1 and they will fancy their chances of picking up another three points against Forest Green.

City will undoubtedly be hoping to build on their early season results after what has been a frustrating few years for the club.

Technology in Sport: Inside the future stadium

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Mon, 10/07/2019 - 8:00am

For most players and fans, football is a game of tradition and an unrivaled thrill coupled with unforgettable events. You show up before the game kicks-off, have a pie at half time, and leave deflated or elated after the final whistle. However, Tottenham Hotspurs hopes to change how football fans invest their time in the game using their new, innovative stadium.