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Planet Earth Games going viral

Devon-based charity Planet Earth Games are going virtual this summer with a month-long series of sustainable challenges through August.

Formerly the South West Youth Games, the event was revamped and relaunched in 2019 to help address climate change crisis with the first ever Planet Earth Games at Flowerpot Playing Fields, Exeter. 

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Holmes heads back to Oz

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Mon, 06/15/2020 - 4:32pm

Greg Holmes says Exeter will forever hold a special place in his heart after he this week bid a fond farewell to Devon and life with the Chiefs.

Holmes and wife Alana are heading home to Australia, four years after arriving in the Westcountry from former club, Queensland Reds.

During that time, the popular 37-year-old forward has been an integral part in helping the Chiefs to continue to establish themselves as a force, not just within the English game, but also on the European stage as well.

With his contract set to expire at the end of the season, Holmes was...

Exeter prepare for semi-finals on the back of unprecedented fan generosity

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Mon, 06/15/2020 - 2:32pm

As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, one aspect of the lockdown has been the coming together of families and friends during the crisis. But, this camaraderie has transcended not just households, but football clubs too. As clubs up and down the country gear themselves up for the business end of the season, those at the bottom end of the Football League have been speaking out about the financial dangers that suspending the season has had.

One such club is that of Exeter City. One of the sides that have qualified for the League Two play-offs - with the rest of the season coming to...

Essential items you should bring during a golf game

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 06/15/2020 - 11:04am

Are you a golfer? Like any other sports activity, there are items you need to carry with you for a stress-free round. Whether you are a newbie or a seasoned professional, these tools will help improve your golf game . As such, it is crucial to have your golf clubs and all other golf equipment packed in your backpack before you leave your house. To avoid forgetting any of these, it is recommended that you create a checklist to guide you every time you start packing for the big day.

Here are some of the essential items any golfer should bring during a game:

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Local triathlon coach receives vital funding from the Swimathon Foundation

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 06/10/2020 - 10:12pm

A triathlon coach from Teignmouth has received vital funding from the Swimathon Foundation.

Pete Wilby, founder of PeteWilbyTriathlOn, a triathlon and open water swimming coaching service, applied for the grant as part of Swimathon Foundation’s Covid-19 Relief Fund, announced last month, to fill the void left upon the suspension of coaching and access to open water.

PeteWilbyTriathlOn was formed in 2014 when Pete Wilby, a triathlon coach and former University of Exeter student, began providing personal triathlon coaching and swimming lessons at his local pool. His...

Grecians in League 2 Playoffs

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Wed, 06/10/2020 - 2:17pm

The final League standings have now been confirmed meaning that Swindon Town have been confirmed as Champions with Crewe Alexandra and Plymouth Argyle securing the second and third automatic promotion places to League One.

Cheltenham Town, Exeter City, Colchester United and Northampton Town will contest the Sky Bet Play-Offs with the following schedule agreed:

1st Legs

Thursday, June 18

  • Colchester United v Exeter City – 5.15pm
  • Northampton Town v Cheltenham Town – 7.45pm

2nd Legs

Monday, June 22

  • ...

Exeter's Sara Cox is the UK's only professional rugby referee

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Tue, 06/09/2020 - 7:40pm

She’s a no-nonsense enforcer whose job often involves keeping up to 30 testosterone-fuelled men in check and so it’s music to my ears when she says it’s okay to have an off day.

Exeter's Sara Cox is the only woman qualified to referee a Premiership Rugby match and she is quickly making a name for herself in the sport.

I caught up with her for an Astley Media #projectpositivity In Conversation With and found her in high spirits, despite, like most of us, being confined to home.

When I asked her for some tips on how us mere mortals could learn from the discipline...

Pozzo family calls for caution when reopening football season

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Tue, 06/09/2020 - 10:01am

The famed Pozzo football family, owners of Udinese FC in Italy and Watford FC in England, normally keep a low international profile. Recently, however, the Pozzos have become quite vocal in their expressions of vehement opposition to what they consider a premature re-opening in both Serie A in Italy and the Premier League in UK, even as fans clamor for reopening.

The father and son, Giampaolo and Gino Pozzo , who own Udinese FC and Watford FC respectively, have repeatedly expressed their concern for their clubs’ athletes, medical staff, and supporters, echoing the safety concerns...

Chiefs get green light to return to Stage 1 training

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Tue, 06/02/2020 - 12:54pm

Rob Baxter says his Exeter Chiefs squad will return to the ‘highest possible’ standards of care when they return to training at Sandy Park sometime next week.

Exeter’s Director of Rugby was speaking after the Professional Game Board, which incorporates representatives of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) Premiership Rugby, Rugby Players Association (RPA) and Championship Clubs, today gave provisional authorisation for Premiership and Championship Rugby clubs to move to Stage 1: Elite Sport Return to Training Guidance.

The Chiefs - who lead the Gallagher Premiership after 13...

Olympic runner Jo Pavey praises our key workers

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Mon, 06/01/2020 - 1:48pm

Most of us have religiously shown our appreciation for NHS staff and key workers by raising the roof each week but very few will have gone to the lengths Devon Olymipan Jo Pavey has.

In an Astley Media In Conversations With webcast she revealed that on one occasion she took part in the 8pm tribute while running on a treadmill.

Jo had been asked to take part in a live-streamed, fundraising indoor relay but realised her slot coincided with the regular Thursday night celebration.

And so, undeterred, she managed to do both.

She said: “I was running on the...

UK betting apps to enjoy the EPL return

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 06/01/2020 - 7:36am

Sport, and football in particular, has remained at the forefront of many people’s minds over recent times, with the prospect of the English Premier League returning in the near future being hugely exciting. While questions remain unanswered surrounding whether Liverpool will claim their first title, who will finish in the top four and which teams will face relegation, the return of top-flight encounters would add significantly to the options for betting customers, who have recently been struggling to find appealing markets. A host of betting apps are currently available to punters in the...