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Council chairman congratulates Honiton Rugby Club on outstanding season

Honiton Rugby Club’s historic season, including their RFU Senior Vase final victory, was celebrated at a reception held on Wednesday 25 July 2019 at East Devon District Council’s Blackdown House headquarters in Honiton.

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Exeter Golf and Country Club Racketball

Exeter Golf and Country Club scoop 4 national titles at UK Racketball Championships

Authored by jenniashford
Posted: Tue, 07/09/2019 - 9:03am

UK Racketball Championships heralded success for Exeter Golf and Country Club players who have scooped four national titles in the 2019 tournament last weekend.

The four national title wins suggest Exeter Golf and Country Club, collectively, is the top racketball club in the UK.

The UK Racketball Championships took place on 6th and 7th July at Edgbaston Priory Squash and Tennis Club, featuring some of the strongest players from across the country.

Exeter City sign Nicky Ajose

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Wed, 07/03/2019 - 6:08pm

Nicky Ajose says he is hungry to score goals having signed for Exeter City.

The 27-year-old striker, who last season was promoted from League One with Charlton Athletic as well as helping Mansfield to the League Two play-offs, put pen to paper on a deal at St James Park following a successful meeting with manager Matt Taylor.

“I am delighted,” he said. “It has been an interesting summer for myself. I came down here and spoke to Matt, the manager, and when I got on the flight home my mind was made up. I knew where I wanted to spend the next part of my career.

Junior team at Enmore Golf club

Yeovil Golf Club Celebrates a Fantastic Weekend of Junior Golf

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Wed, 07/03/2019 - 12:43pm

Last Saturday the final round of Somerset Junior Golf League matches was held at Enmore Golf Club. Played on the hottest day of the summer the various matches were curtailed for safety reasons to nine holes. However the weather didn’t prevent some of the Yeovil team members from playing sizzling golf and recording winning scores.

Table tennis club team B

Promotion for Ottery Table Tennis Club

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Wed, 07/03/2019 - 6:15am

Ottery St Mary Table Tennis Club B Team has been promoted to the First Division of the Exeter & District Table Tennis league. 

League Chairman Bob  Carlyon presented the trophy to the team, Chris Jones (Captain), Guillaume Gaston and Jeremy Broad at club venue, The Institute in Yonder Street.

The club, which meets on Tuesdays at Colin Tooze, sports striking club t-shirts sponsored by Otter Garden Centres. Manager, John Giblin said: “We are delighted that the team achieved promotion this season, and we look forward to hearing how they do in the First Division.

How Exeter City FC fans can keep themselves busy ahead of the 2019/2010 campaign

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Wed, 07/03/2019 - 6:06am

The curtain has closed on yet another season and with just weeks remaining until the start of the new campaign excitement is already building.

There’s set to be plenty of comings and goings over the next month, most recently Jonny Maxted, as Matt Taylor attempts to mould a squad capable of mounting a real challenge next term but as we count down to kick-off there’s plenty of Gercians fans to keep themselves busy.

South West Water backs Planet Earth Games to promote health and hydration

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 06/28/2019 - 4:26pm

South West Water has teamed up with the world’s first environment themed multi-sports event to help promote the benefits of health and hydration. The groundbreaking Planet Earth Games is taking place in Exeter on 6 July at Exwick Sports Hub and Flowerpot Playing Fields.

The organisers have a vision of inspiring a generation of environmentally-sustainable young people through physical activity. The Planet Earth Games is committed to:

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.