Browsing: East Devon sport

Exmouth Town FC thirds have received a set of new training tops thanks to Graham Winteridge and his business Delux Windows. Graham is pictured beside Town third team manager Shaune Cox (back row, left) at the formal presentation of the new kit. Exmouth Town FC thirds play in the Macron Devon and Exeter League Division Eight. On the first Saturday of December, the side suffered only their second defeat of the league campaign, going down 4-2 at Witheridge thirds. PHOTOS: Exmouth’s trees celebrated with planting of new species and saplings for future generations

An Olympian from Exmouth has finally received a bronze medal from the Sochi Winter Games – five years after competing in the event.   The quartet of John Jackson, Bruce Tasker, Stuart Benson and Joel Fearon initially finished fifth in the four-man bobsleigh in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia. The legacy is I can show this to my kids and that means more to me than when it would have been presented in 2014 – John JacksonBut the two Russian crews who finished ahead of them have since been disqualified for doping offences, lifting the British team into third place.…

A fund of £3,450 is available for outdoor sports facilities in Broadhembury – and the community is being asked what it should be spent on. East Devon District Council and Broadhembury Parish Council are inviting everyone in the village to share their ideas. The funds – Section 106 money – have been collected by East Devon District Council from housing developments in the parish and the council has a clear policy of ensuring that residents and parish organisations should choose how the money is spent. Proposals must meet one of the following criteria: New outdoor sports facilities or to improve…

East Devon motor racing ace Harry Tincknell was part of the team that crossed the finish line in first place at the opening round of the Asian Le Mans Series in Shanghai. The victory followed an incredible overtake with just three corners of the four-hour race remaining. The result would have been Tincknell’s first victory for the Thunderhead Carlin Racing team that he shares the Dallara P217 alongside Jack Manchester and Ben Barnicoat. However, and unfortunately for the all-British team, the result was amended after the race once the driving times of all three drivers had been inspected. The regulations state…

England and Exeter Chiefs rugby star Ben Moon will spend his testimonial year boosting a pair of good causes. The 30-year-old prop is marking a decade at Sandy Park by organising a host of fundraising events during the 2019/20 season. They will benefit The Beacon Centre and the Exeter Chiefs Foundation I have never had to do anything like this before. Walking out at Twickenham is less daunting as at least I know what I’m doing on the rugby field – Ben Moon on organising his testimonial yearBen said this week: “I am really looking forward to my testimonial year’s…

Point-to-point report and results. Dunsmore Club, Silverton. Sunday, November 17. A new season, a new course, and a newly-formed club meeting gave a fresh feeling to the launch of the 2019/20 British point-to-point season at Dunsmore near Silverton, Devon, writes GRANVILLE TAYLOR. Clerk of the course Norman Chanin, and his team, had worked hard to combat the recent bad weather to get the course ready.  They were rewarded with a good-sized crowd and commendations about the track and the fences from jockeys. Even the sun made an appearance The Dunsmore Club meeting hosted runners from far and wide, but it…

Sidmouth RFC Under-18s girls were good value for the 43-25 that saw them make Devon Cup progress at the expense of Exeter Saracens. There was an excellent turnout of support at the Blackmore for the game and the girls served up a superb all-round performance with skipper Lauren Chown at the heart of everything. From the first whistle the Sidmouth team played with genuine composure and on the front foot applying plenty of early pressure and, as a result of the pressure, errors were made in the Saracens back line and the first try of the contest was on the…

Exmouth Town FC suffered their third consecutive postponement when their FA Vase second round tie at Tavistock on Saturday was called off with the pitch waterlogged, writes John Dibsdall.  The tie is now due to be played on Wednesday (November 6) with a 7.45pm kick-off. Town’s scheduled home game on the same date  against Honiton in the St Luke’s Bowl will now be re-arranged as will their Western League Les Phillips Cup tie with Plymouth Parkway that was postponed last Wednesday. Town are due to host Cribbs FC in a Toolstation Western League Premier Division match next Saturday and also have a scheduled league game…

Exmouth Town FC saw their final league game of October hit by the weather – with the Toolstation Western League Premier Division meeting with Brixington washed out. Town are next in action on Wednesday night (October 30) when they entertain Plymouth Parkway in a Les Phillips Cup tie at Southern Road (kick-off 7.30pm). Town head into the Parkway cup tie looking to continue their superb home form this season. They have made their Southern Road home a ‘fortress’ this season as they have won all eight of the home games they have played in league and cup competition. The eighth…

Hopes have been expressed that the Tour of Britain could come back to Devon in 2020. It has already been confirmed that next year’s race will visit Cornwall for the first time when its Grand Depart takes place on Sunday, September 6. The stage will see riders travelling on a 170km route through the Cornish countryside to Bodmin. The route will take in St Just, St Ives, Hayle, Camborne, Pool, Redruth, Falmouth, Penryn, Truro, Newquay, St Austell and the Eden Project, subject to final Tour of Britain approval in November. We are in discussions with the organisers of the Tour…

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