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swcomms and Exeter Chiefs celebrate silver anniversary with new deal

South West Communications Group and Exeter Chiefs are celebrating their silver anniversary with a new sponsorship deal.

The new deal was signed by swcomms' commercial director Jon Whiley in the presence of five of the club's 25-year-old players to mark the longevity of the sponsorship relationship.

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Exeter City sign Jonny Maxted

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Fri, 06/28/2019 - 3:23pm

Jonny Maxted says it was the ambition shown by manager Matt Taylor that helped convince him to sign for Exeter City.

The 25-year-old will officially join Exeter City on July 1, but could play for the Grecians this evening in our pre-season friendly with Jersey, if approval is granted from his current club Accrington Stanley.

Jonny came through the ranks with Doncaster Rovers and has spent time with the likes of Forest Green Rovers and Guiseley. Last season he played 26 times for Stanley as he helped them to secure another season in the third tier of English football.

Gary Warren signs for Exeter City

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Fri, 06/28/2019 - 2:58pm

Gary Warren says he is delighted and honoured to have signed for Exeter City having put pen to paper on a deal at St James Park.

The defender, who has more than 600 league appearances during his career, has made the switch from Yeovil Town having departed the Glovers earlier this week.

He comes with a reputation of being an aggressive, tough tackling centre-half and he says he can’t wait to get started with his new club.

South seals Chiefs move

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Wed, 06/26/2019 - 12:26pm

Exeter Chiefs have bolstered their ranks ahead of the new season by recruiting former Harlequins forward Stan South.

The 22-year-old, who can play either at lock or in the back-row, is Rob Baxter's fourth capture of the close season, joining the likes of Stuart Hogg, Tom Price and Will Witty in making the move to Sandy Park.

Hassle-free tips to guarantee the success of your sports club

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 06/26/2019 - 10:22am

There is no denying how much fun it can be to manage a sports club. Not only are you helping the hopefuls of your area develop their skills but taking part in your favourite sport is also a fine way of staying fit. However, maintaining a sports club is not all fun and games. Aside from all the day-to-day tasks and activities, there is also the relevance of your sports club to worry about. There is also the question of whether you want your club to be a casual experience or a gateway to competitive sports.

Alex Fisher signs for Exeter City

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Tue, 06/25/2019 - 5:57pm

Alex Fisher says he cannot wait to turn out for the Grecians at St James Park after agreeing a deal to sign for Exeter City following his departure from Yeovil Town. 

Alex, who began his early career with Oxford United before going on to play in Spain, Belgium and Italy, before having spells with Mansfield Town, Torquay United and Motherwell, is manager Matt Taylor’s fourth summer signing and is looking forward to getting started with City. 

Exeter City sign Lewis Wilson

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:00pm

Goalkeeper Lewis Ward says he is looking to forward to getting started at Exeter City and playing as many games as he can, having signed on a permanent deal from Reading.

The 6ft 5in keeper, who had spells on loan at Northampton Town and Forest Green Rovers last season, said he was delighted to be joining somewhere permanently and he knew Exeter was the right place for him following a meeting with manager Matt Taylor last week.

swcomms’ company secretary Harry Langley presenting an award at last year’s event

swcomms backs Devon Sports Awards 2019

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 06/21/2019 - 2:28pm

South West Communications Group is backing the Devon Sports Awards for the 6th year in a row as the main sponsor.

Organised by Active Devon, The Exeter Chiefs Foundation and in partnership with Exeter College, the ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate the success of local community clubs, individuals, coaches and volunteers.

There are 31 finalists for 10 categories at the Devon Sports Awards due to be held on Thursday 11 July at Sandy Park.

swcomms is also sponsoring the Devon Coach of the Year and Devon Club of the Year.

Baxter reacts to Champions Cup draw

Authored by Mark Stevens
Posted: Wed, 06/19/2019 - 3:29pm

Exeter Chiefs newcomer Stuart Hogg won't have to wait long for a reunion with former club Glasgow Warriors after the two clubs were drawn alongside one another in today's Heineken Champions Cup draw in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Picked out as one of the five Tier One sides, the Chiefs have been drawn against the Warriors, French outfit La Rochelle and Gallagher Premiership rivals Sale Sharks in a highly competitive Pool 2.

Former internationals Bryan Habana and Dimitri Yachvili conducted the draw, which brings together the top 20 club sides in European Rugby.

It's now free to join the Exeter and Crediton 6-a-side League

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Tue, 06/18/2019 - 5:57pm

Soccersixes, The UK’s leading provider of 6-a-side football, are making their leagues more accessible to the community and now teams will not have to pay an entry fee to join it will be free entry.

Historically an entry fee has been payable to join the community 6aside league, now there will be no entry fee and teams can also join all year round at any time.

58lb net wins top spot in the prestigious Cofton Cup Fishing Competition

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Thu, 06/13/2019 - 7:54pm

South Devon’s highly regarded coarse fishing destination, Cofton Holidays, has crowned Bob Rand from Ivybridge as winner of its spring Cofton Cup Fishing Competition.

The multi award-winning holiday park, which was announced as Holiday Park of the Year at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2018/19, hosted the competition on its Mamhead Match Lake over five days of intensive fishing. The field was narrowed down from 28 in the opening rounds, to 14 in the final, with the remainder battling it out for the Plate competition.