Devon Sports Awards

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

swcomms backs Devon Sports Awards 2019

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.

Brian Lodge, swcomms’ Managing...

Finalists announced for the 21st annual Devon Sports Awards

Twenty five exceptional individuals and community groups have been chosen as finalists for the prestigious 2018 Exeter Foundation Devon Sports Awards. Those shortlisted include coaches, clubs, volunteers and sportspeople from right across Devon. This year they reflect a really diverse range of sports including surf lifesaving, community fitness, swimming, football and gymnastics.

The Awards, which will take place on 22nd June at Sandy Park, celebrate sporting contributions and achievements from community level coaching and workplace fitness right through to the next generation of...

Community sporting heroes and heroines crowned at Devon Sports Awards

Stars from the sporting, entertainment and culinary world came together last Friday 30th June to celebrate Devon's community sporting heroes and heroines for the 20th Devon Sports Awards.

The glittering celebration evening was the culmination of a six month nomination and shortlisting process. The Devon Sports Awards recognise and celebrate the best of both community and professional sport in Devon. Guests assembled at Sandy Park for the annual celebration organised by a partnership of the Exeter Foundation, Active Devon and Exeter College.

BBC Spotlight’s Jenny Walrund led...

Honiton’s Helen shortlisted for Devon Sports Coach of the Year

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Posted: Fri, 05/12/2017 - 2:15pm

Honiton Gymnastics Club high-performance coach Helen Reddy has been shortlisted for the Coach of the Year Award in the Devon Sports Awards 2017.

The Level 5 gymnastics coach, who has been involved in the sport for more than 30 years, will now attend a glittering awards ceremony at Sandy Park in June.

Helen has been recognised by awards’ judges thanks to her tireless work at both Honiton Gymnastics club (where she is a coach and board member) and at Ivybridge Community College (where she is Head of Performing Arts and runs the gymnastics academy).

After a sporting...

James Cracknell OBE to speak at Devon Sports Awards

Inspiring sportsman, athlete and adventurer James Cracknell OBE has been confirmed as guest speaker for this year’s Devon Sports Awards.

The ceremony will take place at Exeter’s Sandy Park on June 30th 2017, celebrating contribution to sport throughout Devon.

Former rower Cracknell won two Olympic Gold medals and six World Championship titles in an illustrious career, before turning his focus to other challenges including marathons, cross-Atlantic rowing and South Pole races.

It was during a race to cycle, run, row and swim from LA to New York in record time that...

Devon’s sporting community recognised

Athletes, coaches and volunteers from across Devon were celebrated at Sandy Park at the Exeter Foundation annual Devon Sports Awards in association with Active Devon and in partnership with Exeter College.

The Awards were hosted by BBC Spotlight’s Jenny Walrond, and featured guest speaker Colin Jackson CBE, who inspired the audience with anecdotes of his career since retirement.

The main prize of the evening, the Exeter Foundation award for Outstanding Contribution to Sport in Devon, went to Exe Hockey Club’s Jill Dupain, who also picked up the Volunteer of the Year award...

Colin Jackson confirmed for Devon Sports Awards

Celebrated athlete and popular broadcaster, Colin Jackson CBE, has been confirmed as the guest speaker at this year’s Devon Sports Awards.

Colin is regarded as one of the greatest athletes in the history of British Athletics, ranking in the top ten hurdlers in the world for two decades and retaining the 110m record for thirteen years. Since retiring in 2002, Colin has become a popular broadcaster, particularly as part of the BBC Athletics team. Colin was also a finalist in Strictly Come Dancing in 2005.

Chairman of the Exeter Foundation, Tony Rowe OBE, said: “We’re...

Nominations open for Devon Sports Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the prestigious Exeter Foundation Devon Sports Awards, which will take place at the home of the Exeter Chiefs, Sandy Park, on 13th May 2016.

The awards, which are held in association with Active Devon and in partnership with Exeter College, celebrate the best in sport throughout Devon, with all funds going to the Exeter Foundation.

Organisers of the event are keen to celebrate a wide cross-section of sport from community to elite level and there has been a reorganisation of the categories from previous years to reflect this.


Devon Sports Awards finalists announced

The finalists for the prestigious 2015 Exeter Foundation Devon Sports Awards have been announced.

The Awards, which are being held at Exeter venue Sandy Park on the 8th May, attracted a record number of nominations from sports varying from archery, athletics and Tae Kwon-do to sailing, skateboarding and table tennis.

The judging panel, coordinated by Active Devon, who are overseeing the Awards together with the Exeter Foundation, have narrowed the nominations down to 26 finalists in seven categories from an extremely strong pool of entries.

The finalists for the...

Mark Foster to speak at sports awards

Britain’s most decorated male swimmer Mark Foster has been confirmed as the guest speaker at this year’s Exeter Foundation Devon Sports Awards, held in association with Active Devon.

Mark represented England and Great Britain for 23 years, winning 47 major international medals, competing in 5 Olympic Games and breaking the World record 8 times. Since retiring, Mark enjoys a thriving television career including competing on Strictly Come Dancing in 2008.

He has also set up a dance fitness programme with ‘Strictly’ professionals Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite and has done...