Spirit of the Chiefs!

Premiership Champions Exeter Chiefs recently swapped their training ground at Sandy Park, Exeter for the award-winning Salcombe Distilling Co. in the beautiful seaside town of Salcombe. These highly skilled team players used their charisma and flair to raise the bar creating delicious Salcombe Gin cocktails. It was then head to head in a play-off to design and develop their very own bottle of gin at the Salcombe Gin School accompanied by Exeter Rugby Club Chairman and Chief Executive, Tony Rowe OBE. Tony said: “Salcombe Gin, is very popular amongst those who visit Sandy Park for match-days as well as the […]

Flybe pilots take flight in new uniform!

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has given its 650-strong pilot workforce a brand new look that complements the striking purple uniforms of its cabin crew. The new navy uniform for its pilots features a stylishly fitted jacket with distinctive platinum epaulettes and stripes that clearly designate the rank of Captain (four stripes), Senior First Officer (three) and First Officer (two). Designed with full crew participation, the brief was for it to be a quality, comfortable, user-friendly outfit to better reflect the airline’s forward looking image than the previous somewhat dated look. Flybe worked closely with PVM, another Exeter-based business which […]

Chiefs Director to Give Inspirational Talk at Charity Event

Local charity Hospiscare is delighted to announce that Rob Baxter, Director of Rugby at Exeter Chiefs, will be the guest speaker at their fundraising dinner on 4th April 2018 at the University of Exeter. This unique evening will feature a talk from Rob on ‘Maximising Potential’, during which he will explain how the principles used to improve results on the rugby pitch can also be used to improve results in the workplace. Regarded as one of rugby’s top coaches following the Chiefs recent LV Cup and Aviva Premiership successes, his thoughts are sure to be of interest to business leaders […]

Olly Woodburn – My Morning Routine

Olly Woodburn is a firm favourite with fans, both on and off the pitch, having been crowned last year as the Exeter Chiefs Player of the Year. Arguably one of the finest wingers in the premiership today, we can certainly vouch for Olly being as awesome off the pitch, as he is on.  A truly humble, grounded guy, he also happens to be pretty handy with the camera, taking the spot as this month’s guest photographer for Grow. Huge thanks go to Canonteign Falls for their hospitality and a truly fantastic afternoon for our shoot with polar explorer Ann Daniels. […]

Network at Sandy Park

Thursday 21st September – 5.30 – 7.30pm Following the success of the first Network at Sandy Park, we are pleased to confirm the second date and speaker. Christine Ourmieres-Widener, Chief Executive of Flybe, will be the guest speaker on Thursday, 21st September.   We will also be joined by Exeter Chiefs’ fly-half, Gareth Steenson, discussing his testimonial year and starting the new rugby season as defending Aviva Premiership champions. Tickets are £15 and include hot food. Buy yours at www.sandypark.co.uk/book The following event will take place on Thursday, 18th January and will feature guest speaker Michael Caines MBE, chef, entrepreneur and […]


Leading regional airline re-commits to ongoing sponsorship of successful rugby team as it starts defence of Aviva Premiership Crown Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has extended its long-standing sponsorship of Exeter Chiefs, the current holders of the prestigious Aviva Premiership Crown, so the team’s shirts will continue to feature the carrier’s distinctive logo on the back and on signboards around the pitch. The renewed deal was announced by Flybe Chief Executive Officer, Christine Ourmieres-Widener at the home of the Exeter Chiefs during an event held at Sandy Park on Thursday 21st September 2017 at which she was the guest speaker. […]

University and Exeter Chiefs to offer rugby PhD

The University of Exeter has teamed up with Exeter Chiefs rugby club to fund a PhD study into the injury risks facing young rugby players. The fully funded PhD student will investigate risk factors for injuries in Exeter Chiefs academy players. The results will be used to inform the way training is carried out, and possibly for other interventions to help aspiring rugby stars. “This exciting new development demonstrates the ongoing commitment of Exeter Chiefs to invest in research to ensure that scientific evidence underpins how they develop and sustain young players” said Dr Sharon Dixon, of the University of Exeter, […]

Luke Cowan-Dickie Raring To Go Again!

Luke Cowan-Dickie believes Exeter Chiefs will ‘thrive’ on the challenge of trying to defend their Aviva Premiership crown this season. Having claimed their maiden English title back in May, defeating rivals Wasps in extra time at Twickenham, Rob Baxter’s side are gearing up nicely for their new 2017/18 campaign, which kicks-off on Friday, September 1 with a trip to Gloucester. And with just a month or so to go before that seasonal opener, the England hooker insists the mood is buoyant at Sandy Park as the Chiefs ready themselves for another big season ahead. “We can’t wait for the new […]

Exeter Chiefs Sign Van Der Sluys

Exeter Chiefs have bolstered their squad ahead of the new 2017/18 season with the acquisition of powerful South African lock Wilhelm van der Sluys. The 25-year-old forward heads to Sandy Park on a one-year deal from Super Rugby side, the Kings, and becomes Rob Baxter’s sixth new addition of the summer, joining the English champions along with James Freeman, Matt Kvesic, Tom O’Flaherty, Toby Salmon and Nic White. Born in Paarl, van der Sluys attended the local High School before moving onto the University of Stellenbosch, where he played for Maties Rugby Club. Also part of the Western Province, he […]

Chiefs Unveil New 2017/18 Home And European Kits

Aviva Premiership champions Exeter Chiefs will have a stunning new look to take them into the new 2017/18 season following today’s official kit launch at Exeter Cathedral. Following on from the club’s title triumph at Twickenham in May, the Chiefs have again teamed up with official kit suppliers Samurai Sportswear to reveal the brand-new home and European shirts for the upcoming campaign. Entering into an eighth season of partnership with Samurai, the Chiefs worked closely with the Norfolk-based company on producing something spectacular to take into their fixtures both in the Aviva Premiership and European Champions Cup. Outlining the new […]