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Legendary commentator praises Chiefs

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Sun, 09/13/2015 - 9:54pm

Legendary rugby commentator Ian Robertson has revealed Sandy Park is one of his favourite grounds to visit.

The former Barbarian was the guest speaker at the pre-season dinner at Sandy Park in aid of The Exeter Foundation.

After entertaining the 300-plus audience with his anecdotes on Saturday night, he revealed his passion for the Exeter Chiefs.

He said he loved visiting Sandy Park and would be back in November.

Mr Robertson also praised the achievements of head coach Rob Baxter and the team.

He also said the Chiefs were one of the few sides to work...

Early risers raise charity cash

Several staff and friends of Exeter PR, marketing and design agency Astley Media had an early start to their Bank Holiday Sunday after offering to volunteer at the weekly Matford Car Boot Sale.

The 11-strong team helped out with everything from collecting money on the gate and litter picking afterwards.

In return they received a substantial donation which will go towards the Exeter Chiefs charity, the Exeter Foundation.

The Exeter Foundation is a charity which exists only to support other local charities and among the many it currently supports are Exeter Leukaemia...

Drink The Brewery Dry - Kangaroo Court

Event Date: 
30/07/2015 - 7:30pm
Exeter Brewery

The writing is on the wall, judgement is coming and if you are up for the challenge of taking on some Rugby legends together with a brewery – all you can drink in beer, the result is sure to be hilarious; an infamous British Lions Kangaroo court style night out.

Rugby legends Jeff Probyn - ‘The Dipper’, Jason Leonard (OBE) - ‘The Fun Bus’ and Paul Rendall – ‘The Judge’ will deliver their prognosis on the upcoming 2015 Rugby World Cup. Be there if you dare!

Court session starts at 7pm for 7.30pm on 30th July 2015 at Exeter Brewery, Cowley Bridge Road, Exeter EX4 4NX....

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...

Date change for Big Walk

With an extremely busy couple of months coming up at Sandy Park, the Exeter Foundation’s annual Big Walk has been postponed until September.

The event will now take place on Sunday, 20th September, coinciding with the opening weekend of the Rugby World Cup.

The 10-mile sponsored walk, which last year raised several thousand pounds for the Exeter Foundation, starts and finishes at Rugby World Cup venue Sandy Park and takes in a flat, scenic route through the Exe Valley.

Following the walk, participants can watch the Rugby World Cup pool match between New Zealand and...

Exeter Chiefs Quiz Night

Event Date: 
13/05/2015 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Team up and test your knowledge against other Exeter Chiefs supporters in the popular Exeter Chiefs Quiz night on Wednesday, May 15th. The quiz will be set and hosted by the Chiefs’ official Away-Day Quiz Master, Haydn Thomas, and some of the Exeter Chiefs squad will be on hand to offer assistance to teams. Teams should be of six and the first 15 teams will be charged just £15 per person. Entry fee includes curry. To enter your team in the Quiz, please call 01392 427427 or contact events@sandypark.co.uk

WESC Foundation's result at Sandy Park

Authored by Glen King PR
Posted: Thu, 03/12/2015 - 11:05am

More than 40 staff, supporters and learners at WESC Foundation collected £1439 at Sandy Park on Saturday, when Exeter Chiefs played against London Welsh, winning 74/19 to storm into second place in the Premiership.

WESC Foundation was founded in 1838 and is based on the Topsham Road in Exeter. The charity is dedicated to sharing knowledge, expertise and technologies through effective partnerships and transforming the lives of those affected by visual impairment.

The local worthy cause is one of the 19 designated charities who benefit from the Chiefs Exeter Foundation. 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...

Devon's best sports awards are open

Nominations for the prestigious Exeter Foundation Devon Sports Awards are now open.

Active Devon and Exeter Foundation, who jointly stage and promote the event, are expecting this year’s event to be more popular than ever.

The awards celebrate, not just the participants, but the clubs and teams, the coaches, the officials and the volunteers who help performers to succeed.

For 2015 the organisers are keen that an even wider cross section of sport in Devon, both at community and elite level, is recognised.

So, in a change to the way team and individual...

Question of Sport at Sandy Park

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Tue, 12/02/2014 - 1:52pm

Six of the Westcountry's top sporting stars will descend on Exeter's Sandy Park Banqueting & Conferencing Centre to feature in a special 'Question of Sport' night in aid of the Exeter Foundation, writes Mark Stevens. Olympians Jo Pavey and Heather Fell head up a star-studded list of sporting guests, which also includes Exeter Chiefs duo Dean Mumm and Henry Slade, Exeter City's Danny Butterfield and Somerset cricketer Max Waller. Based around the same successful workings of the hit BBC show, the stars will have their sporting knowledge tested during a series of fun-filled rounds that...