Chiefs Women secure first win
Nov16

Chiefs Women secure first win

Delighted Exeter Chiefs head coach Susie Appleby was full of praise for her side after they secured their first-ever victory in the Allianz Premier 15s with a 19-7 triumph over visiting Worcester Warriors at Sandy Park. Tries from Lottie Holland, Emily Tuttosi and Laura Delgado, plus two conversions from the impressive Gabby Cantorna, sealed a historic win for the Devonians, who have adapted well to their maiden campaign in the...

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Changing womens’ and girls’ lives with football
Nov15

Changing womens’ and girls’ lives with football

The Football Association (FA) have introduced a new four-year strategy, titled Inspiring Positive Change, which pledges to create a sustainable future for womens’ and girls’ football in England, and change lives in the process. The strategy outlines eight transformational objectives to be achieved by 2024. EARLY PARTICIPATION – Every primary school-aged girl to have equal access to football in school and in clubs. DEVELOPMENT...

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Tavistock struggle against slick Bradford Town
Oct16

Tavistock struggle against slick Bradford Town

Given the current COVID-19 restrictions prohibiting the EFL from hosting fans, it was nice to see a decent turnout for Tavistock, whose fans were not put off by the drizzly rain on Saturday afternoon, which calmed down just before kick-off. A late turn out from Bradford Town, who arrived at the stadium at 14:30, delayed the kick-off by 15 minutes. Both sides started the game strong, with Bradford getting stuck into the challenges...

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Ivybridge host first county softball tournament
Oct02

Ivybridge host first county softball tournament

It was a beautiful day as the teams arrived at Ivybridge Cricket Club. The club looked glorious – pitches were marked, gazebos out for scorers and teams and most importantly, coffee was on the go! We were looking forward to a great day of cricket for the ladies’ softball and after such a strange season, it was great to see six teams in the tournaments, separated into their playing bubbles for the day. The cricket was competitive, but...

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Devon duo shine against the Stars
Sep18

Devon duo shine against the Stars

Devon duo Emma Corney and Steph Hutchins were ‘mentioned in dispatches’ following Western Storm’s seven-wicket win over South East Stars in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy. Sophie Luff hogged the headlines after fashioning a top score of 104 not out as the hosts chased a target of 213 and cruised to victory with 23 balls to spare on the County Ground in Bristol. Georgia Hennessy, who played for Devon last season while studying in the...

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Leslie campaign reaches its target
Sep04

Leslie campaign reaches its target

A campaign to raise £100,000 to erect a statue of a footballer who was dropped from the England team when selectors discovered he was black, has hit its target. Plymouth Argyle’s Jack Leslie would have been the first black person to play for England, having initially been selected to play against Ireland in 1925. His selection was the talk of the club and the town, but some days later, when the newspapers published the team, Billy...

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