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Dodgeball at Lipson Academy

Celebrating Diversity of Competition

THIS week sees the return of Lipson Academy’s annual School Sports Days, when the focus will be on celebration, as well as competition.

Every single student at the Academy will take part in the action-packed two-day schedule, with all the staff also participating in a whole-school festival of endeavour and achievement.

Head of PE Ed Goodman has organised a crammed timetable of...

Sports clubs boost as My Club Energy offers ‘£500 cash guarantee’ to beat renewal quotes

Unique sports tech company MyClubGroup ( www.MyClubGroup.com ) has announced the launch of My Club Energy, designed to create a revenue stream for sports clubs.

My Club Group is the support network for grassroots sport, delivering customised money-generating online services to a wide range of clubs and organisations, offering an affiliate solution to over 100,000-plus sports clubs...

What sporting activities would you spend £16,800 on in Aylesbeare?

Aylesbeare’s residents, voluntary groups and other organisations are being asked for their ideas on how to spend £16,800 on outdoor sports facilities in the parish.

East Devon District and Aylesbeare Parish Councils are inviting everyone in the village to send in their ideas on how to spend the money.

The funds – Section 106 money - have been collected by East Devon District...

United Fight Championship - #UNFC1

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 front of 1100 supporters.

The main event features Marcel Gaines, who has recently returned from three years of competition at the highest level in Thailand, who will be competing against Leif...

Trampoline Park to open in Plymouth

There’s something to put a spring in your step this summer as the largest trampoline park in Devon and Cornwall is due to open in Plymouth in June. A relatively new concept in the UK, the trampoline park concept originated from the USA and Australia before hitting Europe around 5 years ago. The popularity of the sporting activity has increased hugely over the last year with 30 UK parks opening in...

Developing a healthy generation: We need you!

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...

Consultation held on new 3G football pitch at Plympton school

A public consultation was held this week at the Ridgeway School in Plympton about plans for a state-of-the-art 3G Football Astro Turf Pitch.

Local people were invited to the schools main hall to see the plans and ask questions.

The school is applying for Football Association funding worth £250,000 for the pitch including fencing, floodlights and the upgrade of existing grass...

Biggest fixture of the season at Newton Abbot Racecourse

Join Newton Abbot Racecourse for the biggest fixture of the racing season on Saturday 22nd August.

With over £120,000 worth of prize money on offer and the listed Class 1 Lord Mildmay Memorial Handicap Chase, it’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy the end of the summer holiday season.

Racing starts at 13:55, with gates opening at 11:15. The last race will be at 17:25.

Tickets can be bought until 17:00 on Friday 21st September. Tickets are priced at £18 for the Paddock Enclosure and £12 for the Course Enclosure. Tickets will also be available at the gate on the day...

An afternoon of racing at Newton Abbot Racecourse

Start the week with a thrilling afternoon of summer jumps racing on Monday 27th July at Newton Abbot Racecourse.

Racing starts at 14:15 with gates opening at 12:15. The last race is at 17:15.

With the summer holidays in full swing, the Family Enclosure will return with a range of garden games and inflatables for children to enjoy such as a big challenge assault course, Shoot ‘N’ Score, jousting, bouncy castle, giant Snakes and Ladders, giant Connect 4 and giant Jenga.

Tickets can be bought online until Sunday 26th July. There will also be tickets available at the...

Centre celebrates its 15th anniversary

The Mount Batten Watersports and Activities Centre celebrated its 15th anniversary at the weekend.

Opened in 1999, the not-for-profit Mount Batten Centre is one of the largest activity centres in the UK.

The centre has welcomed thousands through its doors over the last 15 years and has trained, educated and provided lots of fun and laughter on both water and on land.

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