Andy off to the Invictus Games
Sep21

Andy off to the Invictus Games

Invictus Games cyclist Andrew White from Okehampton flew out to Canada on Wednesday 20 September in readiness for the World Games that starts on the weekend of the 23rd and 24th September. Andrew, representing Great Britain, will compete in two events, on Tuesday a time trial and on the following the day Criterium event. Andrew, a former soldier and Afghan veteran, who was medically discharged from the Army after a severe non-freezing...

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Okes sparkle in season opener
Sep17

Okes sparkle in season opener

With new player-coach Martin Harrison-Browne in the vanguard ably supported by Captain Tom “Maddog” Mc Gratton the Okes put together some good attacking moves but were thwarted by some excellent defence from a team that had finished runner-up in the league last term.  Several kicks were fielded by the respective backs on each side until the ever-present Richie Friend coughed-up a penalty after six minutes. The Okes survived this and...

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Chantelle takes the Gold in Thailand
Sep17

Chantelle takes the Gold in Thailand

Young Muay Thai fighter Chantelle Tippet, a 16-year-old student from Okehampton College, has recently achieved her biggest victory to date by winning gold at the International Federation of Muay Thai Amateur (IMFA) Youth World Championships in Thailand this August. After becoming British Champion on 3rd June in Manchester, Chantelle was selected to represent Team GB in the 34kg female category aged 16-17. The competition was held at...

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