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It’s ‘Virtually’ the Devon School Games

Authored by Mary

Despite the Coronavirus restrictions, Devon’s schoolchildren will still be able to take part in the popular School Games this year. In fact, it’s ‘virtually’ the same as normal!

Active Devon, working with partners, is launching the ‘Virtual’ games which get underway with a Walk, Jog, Run challenge starting on Monday May 18th. Primary School pupils will have 20, 30 and 40 mile targets...

Zoo gorilla plays ball

Authored by Paigntonzoo

England’s chances in the Rugby World Cup would be greatly improved if they had this chap in the line-up.

Male Western lowland gorilla Pertinax lives at Paignton Zoo in Devon. He‘s around 6 feet from head to toe – modest for a professional rugby player these days, but he weighs in at a hefty 190 kilos - and it’s pretty much all muscle. At 37 he’s a bit of a senior now, but even the All...

Midweek Afternoon Racing - Wednesday 9 May

Break up your week with a Wednesday afternoon at Newton Abbot Racecourse.

Gates open at 12:10 ahead of the first race at 14:10. The last race will be at 17:30. Please note race times are subject to change so please check the website ahead of the fixture.

Tickets are available online now at www.newtonabbotracing.com priced at £19 for the Paddock Enclosure and £12 for the Course Enclosure. Tickets are available online until 17.00 the day before your selected fixture and will also be available at the gates on the day.

*New for 2018* - Be sure to visit our website to...

Totesport / Racegoers Club Raceday - Monday 23 April

Extend your weekend with a Monday afternoon at the races. What better way to start the new week?

Gates open at 11:30 ahead of the first race at 13:30. The last race is at 16:30. Please note race times are subject to change so please check the website ahead of the fixture.

Tickets are available online now at www.newtonabbotracing.com priced at £19 for the Paddock Enclosure and £12 for the Course Enclosure. Tickets are available online until 17.00 the day before your selected fixture and will also be available at the gates on the day.

*New for 2018* - Be sure to visit...

Enjoy mid-week racing at Newton Abbot Racecourse – Wednesday 10 May

Break up your week with a midweek day at the races. Join us for our first of two May fixtures on Wednesday 10 May.

Gates open at 12.05 ahead of the first race at 14.05. The final race of the day will take place at 17.15.

Tickets are available online now priced at £19 for the Paddock Enclosure and £12 for the Course Enclosure. Tickets are available online until 17.00 on Tuesday 9 May and will also be available at the gates on the day.

Children aged 16 and under, plus students with valid photographic ID go FREE.

Be sure to pay a visit to our new children’s...

New Waves in Professional Boxing

Authored by Megan McRobert

United Fight Events, a premium event, showcasing the very best in combat sports. There has been a meteoric rise in martial arts within the last 5 years with the different arts and styles gaining huge attention.

United Fight Events currently showcases Muay Thai and Traditional Boxing and will host its first, much anticipated event, #UNFC1, on October 22nd at Riverside Leisure Centre in...

Plymouth Argyle fans in top 20 most loyal over the football league

Authored by MFoster

Research has found that Plymouth Argyle football club is in the top 20 on the Loyalty League Table, beating even some of the largest clubs in the football leagues such as Southampton, Bournemouth, and even Manchester City for the number of loyal local fans.

Using Google keyword data, Plusnet looked into where in the UK holds the most loyal home town fans by tracking how many supporters...

England blind footballers to challenge local businesses

Authored by Glen King

WESC Foundation (WESC) in partnership with Listen2Win hosted a Visual Impairment Challenge at WESC’s 14-acre campus in Exeter. Players from the England Blind Football team, Keryn Seal – Captain, Robin Williams – Striker and their sighted goalie, Dan James led the sports event with seven teams from Exeter’s business community taking part. The Visual Impairment Challenge was jointly organised by...

Developing a healthy generation: We need you!

Authored by Sports Xtra

The youth of today are a whole lot more sedentary than ever before, with more children than ever classified as obese throughout the UK. With rapidly evolving technical trends and a huge increase in foods and drinks with high sugar/ fat content, we are heading fast towards an obese generation.

As parents and professionals we know that exercise and a healthy lifestyle is good for both...

Plymouth City Lacrosse Club win SW Championship

Authored by BenLipinski

PLYMOUTH CITY LACROSSE CLUB have been crowned South West Champions after defeating Bath in the final round of the Plate competition.

On Saturday the Plymouth City Men's Lacrosse team travelled to Sherborne to defeat Bath in a historic 8-4 victory in the Cup Final. The boys in green have been made the South West Champions, and in only their first season!

As part of a South...

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