92lb net wins top spot in prestigious Cofton Cup Fishing Competition

South Devon’s highly regarded coarse fishing destination, Cofton Holidays, has crowned Rob Ellis as winner of its spring Cofton Cup Fishing competition.

A keen fisherman, this was Rob’s first Cofton Cup, and he was up against the likes of former champions Bob Rand, and Andy Everill. The multi award-winning holiday park hosted the eighth competition on its Mamhead Match Lake over six days of intensive fishing. The field was narrowed down from 45 anglers in the opening rounds to 15 in the final. Anglers finishing in places six to 10 from the qualifying rounds battled it out for the...

Big Screen Sports showing at Vue this Spring

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 05/02/2022 - 7:35am

VUE has announced its latest calendar of sporting events, featuring Europe’s top teams facing off in the UEFA finals.

From Tuesday 3 May, football fans can watch some of England’s biggest teams play for glory across two of world football’s biggest club competitions, as the UEFA Champions League and Europa League screen at Vue in partnership with BT Sport.

The scene has been set for a new European champion in both competitions, as last years Champions League winners and current Club World Cup champions, Chelsea, and last year’s Europa League winners, Sevilla, have been...

Question sport rugby football quiz night knowledge

Question of Sport

Event Date: 
27/01/2022 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Sandy Park, Exeter

Six of the Westcountry's top sports stars will make up the teams for the return of our Question of Sport event, at Sandy Park on Thursday 27th January.

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 will be overseen by quizmaster Mark Tyler.

This time around we're going to be welcoming some past favourites as well as some new stars to the panel!

From the Exeter Chiefs, we've got Joe Simmonds, outside half & play maker who led the Club to their famous...

70lb net wins top spot in prestigious Cofton Cup Fishing Competition

South Devon’s highly regarded coarse fishing destination, Cofton Holidays, has crowned Andy Everill as winner of its autumn Cofton Cup Fishing competition.

A keen fisherman, this is Andy’s third consecutive Cofton Cup title and his fourth overall having previously won Cofton Cup II, V and VI. The multi award-winning holiday park, hosted the seventh competition on its Mamhead Match Lake over five days of intensive fishing. The field was narrowed down from 44 anglers in the opening rounds to 22 in the final, with the remainder battling it out for the Plate competition.


Red Roses set to inspire the next generation of female rugby players

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 10/06/2021 - 12:59am

England’s Red Roses will take on New Zealand’s Black Ferns at Exeter’s Sandy Park at the end of the month in a fixture that could “inspire the next generation of female rugby players.”

England Women take on New Zealand in the first of their autumn internationals at Sandy Park on Sunday 31 October - kick-off 2.30pm. Tickets have already gone on sale.

It’s the first of a double-header against the Black Ferns who England then face in Northampton a week later before taking on Canada (14 November, Twickenham Stoop, London) and USA (21 November, Sixways, Worcester).


Spectators' guide to Devon Stage of the 2021 Tour of Britain

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 08/24/2021 - 3:34pm

Some of the biggest names in cycling will be competing in this year’s Tour of Britain, and if you’re planning to watch them in action in Devon on Monday 6 September you can take your pick of 115 miles along the route.

Devon County Council will host Stage Two of the 17th edition of the race on Monday 6 September, with a stella field of riders including Mark Cavendish and Wout Van Aert due to take to the start line.

This year’s Devon Stage will start at 11am in Hercules Road, Sherford, and will head towards Yealmpton as it starts a loop around the South Hams before...

Taylor Wimpey creates new football pitch for Exeter College

Taylor Wimpey is investing almost half a million pounds in Exeter's sporting stars of the future through the development of new facilities for Exeter College.

The housebuilder is creating a new pitch and changing rooms for the college as part of its Riverside Walk development off Wear Barton Road.

The ground was levelled last year and the pitch has now been seeded. The changing rooms are currently under construction and both should be ready for handover to the college by the summer, weather permitting.

Once open, the pitch will be available for the community to...

Revealed: Winter hacks for improving performance in sport!

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 01/27/2021 - 8:55pm

Whether you’re a cyclist, runner, triathlete, or just trying to hit your 2021 fitness goals, training and nutrition must stay consistent throughout the seasons for optimal results. However, variables that are completely out of your hands – like the weather - can massively impact your performance and motivation.

Nights are long, days are short and the UK's winter weather certainly isn't inviting, so there is no denying that even the more committed among us find these conditions challenging. But, on a positive note, the shortest day this winter is now well and truly behind us and...

Leisure centres set to reopen across the city

Exeter’s leisure centres are set to reopen in the coming weeks following extensive work to ensure they are safe to use.

A phased reopening will take place from September and each centre will be run under the direct management of the City Council rather than being outsourced to a private company.

The plan is to reopen the centres on the following dates, provided the necessary COVID security measures are complete:

  • ISCA Centre and Exeter Arena – 28 September
  • Wonford Sports Centre and Northbrook Swimming Pool – 5 October
  • Pyramids Swimming
  • ...
Women, Sport

Exeter Daily team launch new website dedicated to women's sport

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 07/14/2020 - 4:18pm

A new website dedicated solely to women’s sport was launched today (Tuesday 14 July).

Women's Sport Daily will cover all female professional sport – from football, netball and cricket to tennis, golf and Olympic disciplines.

There will also be the chance to promote news about your school, club and local teams in a unique Community section, as well as exclusive interviews and columns from sporting stars and the people who influence how girls and women watch, play and enjoy the action.

The Women's Sport Daily website, which will be free to use, is a joint venture...