Bradfords enlists region’s sports stars to get men talking this Men’s Health Week

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 06/13/2022 - 10:27pm

Bradfords Building Supplies has teamed up with the Exeter Chiefs and Somerset County Cricket Club to encourage people to check in on their friends this Men’s Health Week (13-19 June 2022).

Sports stars including Exeter Chiefs RFC and England player, Henry Slade, plus Somerset County Cricket Club captain, Tom Abell, will feature alongside tradesmen in a special video encouraging men to look out for each other.

Bradfords x Men’s Health Week (ft. Henry Slade and Tom Abell) - in association with Movember Play Video: Bradfords x Men’s Health Week (ft. Henry Slade and Tom...

The most popular Olympic Sports in the UK according to the internet

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 08/18/2021 - 3:41pm

Analysis during the Olympics in Tokyo has revealed that the UK’s favourite Olympic events are trampolining, mountain biking and skateboarding, based on the search demand for the sports at the summer Games.

In 2021 so far, there has been a total average monthly search volume of 3.19 million for the 46 sports on show, and in June, the Wikipedia pages of all the sports were viewed a total of 1.35 million times, highlighting the vast number of people seeking to learn more about how these Olympic Games will be played.

Better, the UK’s largest operator of public sports and...

University of Exeter celebrates partnership with Exmouth Community College

University of Exeter celebrates partnership with local college 

The Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre (CHERC), an internationally recognised paediatric research department at the University of Exeter, are celebrating seven years of collaboration with Exmouth Community College.

The partnership, which began in 2014, has enabled pupils to be engaged in a wide variety of research, enabling them to learn first-hand about healthy living.

Thanks to the relationship with the college, the research team at CHERC have been able to better understand how physical activity and diet can influence health in youth. This is important, as...

Princess Summer of Fun - Rock Climbing & Hula Hooping

Event Date: 
07/08/2019 - 11:00am to 09/08/2019 - 3:00pm
Princesshay Green

Do you have a head for heights?

Then head to Princesshay Green where you can have a go on a mobile rock climbing wall. The wall will be manned by 2 qualified instructors who will talk you through the steps to make it to the top!

Open 11am – 3pm. Last entry 2:30pm.

All children must be accompanied by an adult (over 18).

For those who like to keep their feet firmly on the ground there will be Hula Hoop Spintacular workshops taking place at intervals during the day. Angie will be spinning into action at 11:00, 12:30 and 2:00pm.

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...

Work being carried out at Exmouth’s Warren View Sports Ground as part of pioneering sports hub proposals

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 01/13/2019 - 12:55pm

Investigation work is being carried out at Exmouth’s Warren View Sports Ground by East Devon’s contractor Geotechnics Limited over the next few weeks to give reassurance that the site is suitable for all-weather pitches and other multi-sport facilities.

East Devon District Council is working with the Devon-based charity Exeter CITY Community Trust to develop a pioneering sports hub at the Ground, which is one of a number of sports and recreation sites owned and protected by the council in Exmouth and across the district.

The Community Trust and the council are working on...

New Street League to launch in Devon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 10/31/2018 - 3:02pm

An innovative new street league will be launched across Devon and Cornwall aimed at the growing urban sport scene.

Street Series South West will feature skateboarding, scootering and freestyle BMX events at facilities across the region next year. The series will begin at Mount Hawke Skatepark near Truro on 4 January and include events in Saltash’s Junkyard Skatepark, Prime Skatepark in Plymouth and the Lodge Indoor Skatepark in Newton Abbot for young people aged 5 to 21. The events will bring together the thriving street sports community in a grand prix-style series for the first...

Wimbledon Screenings in Princesshay

Event Date: 
02/07/2018 - 12:00pm to 15/07/2018 - 2:00pm
Princesshay, Exeter

Make it a day at Princesshay at our free Wimbledon event from Monday 2nd – Sunday 15th July.

With live screenings of the legendary sporting event, free tasters and competitions, there’s no reason to stay indoors, come over and soak up the atmosphere.

Forget Murray Mound, the place to catch all the action this year is Princesshay! This year, for the first time, join others to watch the matches, free of charge, on an outdoor screen in Princesshay Square. Pull up a deck chair, drink in the atmosphere and cheer along to each of the matches.

Wimbledon matches will be...

65lb 8oz net wins top spot in first Cofton Cup Fishing Competition

Coarse fishing destination Cofton Holidays has crowned its first ever winner of the inaugural Cofton Cup Fishing Competition.

The award-winning South Devon holiday park hosted its first competition on one of its five lakes, Mamhead Match Lake, from 18th – 20th May. Battling it out against a number of experienced anglers, Sam Johnson, from Bristol, came out on top in Sunday’s final, scooping the Cofton Cup and £500. A 17lb net of Bream contributed towards his winning total of 65lb 8oz from Peg 10.

Sam nudged ahead of runner-up Paul Bland, from Burton upon Trent, whose total...

Devon School Games extravaganza comes to Torbay

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 03/15/2018 - 9:55pm

A busy, colourful, noisy day of sporting fun and competition is on offer for over 800 school children from right across “the County” on Thursday 22nd March as the Devon School Games comes to Torbay.

The Devon School Games are a legacy from the 2012 Olympic Games and thousands of young people in Devon from a wide variety of mainstream and special schools compete in these regional competitions every year, after making it through the Intra-School and Local Inter School events to represent their School and area of Devon . Getting 800 enthusiastic young people to take part in a range of...