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Fans have helped Exeter City Football Club net a £9,000 new storage facility at its Cliff Hill Training Ground. The new addition has replaced ‘out-of-date’ sheds which were no longer deemed fit-for-purpose. It has been funded thanks to £4,500 from the club’s supporters’ trust and the equivalent sum as a loan. Another a donation of £400 from the Grecian Goal group has ensured an essential footpath has also been completed. The club had to pause any expenditure when the season was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic in March. Exeter City FC director Elaine Davis, who also runs Grecian Goal,…

The CEO of Premiership Rugby table-toppers Exeter Chiefs says there is a ‘real desire’ to ensure the 2019/20 season is finished. Tony Rowe OBE is confident that, despite the Sandy Park side not having played a competitive fixture since early March, a return to action is not far off. Of course, we will adhere to the advice of the Government and the various medical professionals, but as a club we have a real desire to finish this season – Tony Rowe OBE His optimism comes after the Government and health bosses agreed elite combat and team sport can resume full-contact…

This year’s Tour of Britain cycle spectacular – which had promised a stage finish in Exeter – has been postponed until 2021. Organisers of the eight-day September race have had to put the brakes on because of the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Stage two was set to take place in Devon. Of course, we understand a lot of people will be disappointed, but safety for spectators, the riders and the organisers of the race is paramount… Some of the planet’s top cyclists were due in the county on Monday, September 7, with the leg beginning at Sherford, in…

Tour of Britain organisers are still hopeful the 2020 race – with a stage finish in Exeter – can go ahead in September. The cycle spectacular is due to come to Devon on Monday, September 7, with its second stage beginning in Sherford, in the South Hams, and culminating in the city. We will follow all public health and government guidance and err on the side of caution – Hugh Roberts, CEO of Tour of Britain promoter SweetSpotCompetitors will have crossed the border from Cornwall, which is set to host the event for the first time on September 6. Cycling’s global…

Exeter Water Polo Club has been given a housing developer cash boost of £500 to help the ladies team compete nationally. Taylor Wimpey Exeter sponsored Exeter Water Polo Club because for the first time ever the ladies team represented the city on a national platform. This is the first time in the history of the club that the ladies have made it to a national platform… The ladies team made their debut on the national stage in August last year and Taylor Wimpey’s donation has helped fund fees and expenses. Jenny Herring, captain of Exeter Water Polo Club ladies, said:…

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…

Exmouth Town FC take on an Exeter City XI at Southern Road on Wednesday, July 24 (kick-off 7.30pm). The other pre-season matches for Town are away to Bishops Lydeard (July 20); and home to Bodmin Town (July 27). There are just two weeks left for Exmouth Town FC fans to take advantage of the ‘early bird’ season ticket offer. A Town season ticket for the coming season is available at a cost of £85 with the concession price £55 – in both cases this means season ticket holders getting six league games free. What’s more, season ticket holders will also…