Fun in the sun for the ORCs
Aug19

Fun in the sun for the ORCs

Six Okehampton runners enjoyed an evening’s racing over the moors at Merrivale when they took part in the Neolith Fell Race. Organised by Tavistock AC and Tamar Trail Runners, this race is only in its second year, but with the typical relaxed fell race atmosphere and lovely route it will doubtless increase in popularity. The course starts at the end of the Neolithic Stone Row across the road from the Dartmoor Inn and the runners...

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Dads and lads take on the world
May05

Dads and lads take on the world

A team made up of dads and lads from Chagford played what seemed to be an international football match last Saturday afternoon when they took on Sanctuary Stars. A football team made up of players from Somalia, Sudan, Iran, Gambia and Zimbabwe, led by former Gambian international James Jatta. The match had been organised by Bristol Hospitality Network (BHN) who help asylum seekers, and the people in Chagford who want to assist and...

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Okehampton take the title
Apr25

Okehampton take the title

The day of reckoning arrived and the boys in maroon and amber delivered. The club will now be playing level five rugby next season, for the first time in its illustrious history. What a remarkable season it’s been for the Okes. Needing two points to secure the title, to make Launceston’s result irrelevant and guarantee promotion, the boys travelled to the Rectory for a tough looking last fixture, the Plymouth side having...

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Okehampton shine in fast-running game
Apr10

Okehampton shine in fast-running game

The Okehampton 1st XV travelled to Weston-Super-Mare to visit Hornets RFC in the Tribute South West 1 league. Hornets opened the scoring. Almost right from the kick off, the Okes were penalised for a dump tackle and Hornets kicked to the corner. Their pack gathered the ball from the resulting lineout and moved the ball quickly to score in the corner. A few minutes later the Okes were on the attack and were awarded a penalty in front...

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Okehampton show grit to beat Newent
Feb13

Okehampton show grit to beat Newent

Backed by a large home gathering courtesy of the Vice President, volunteers and ex-players lunch, the Okes kicked off up the slope. Both Okehampton and Newent were missing a few regulars, but it was the visitors who applied early pressure, often courtesy of well placed kicks from their experienced number nine Dean. Newent were to prove a tough adversary throughout and they made their early ascendancy pay when they opened the scoring...

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The big four: what to expect from 2019?
Dec29

The big four: what to expect from 2019?

In our final edition of 2018, we look forward to the next year and what might await our Big teams going forward in their respective sports and competitions. We welcome back Torquay United for this one edition only (unless they get promoted of course!) to our Big team round-up. Torquay United The National League South side didn’t have a very auspicious start to the season under Gary Owers, winning just three of their first nine games....

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