Football

The Evolution of Match Fixing: Challenges and Solutions

Match fixing has long shadowed the world of sports, constantly evolving just as quickly as the measures aimed to curb it. At its core, match fixing undermines the very essence of sports, transforming contests that should be fair and exciting into disingenuous spectacles. With the rise of the internet and the expansion of online betting, the challenges of maintaining the integrity of sports...

Devon-based sports journalist Hugh Southon passes away at 79

Hugh Southon, a beloved sports journalist renowned for ghost-writing the late Bobby Moore’s column and later founding a prominent football fan site, has passed away at the age of 79.

Operating as a national freelancer and a 'hired gun', Hugh Southon had been based in Devon for much of his latter career. He contributed to virtually every national newspaper, with his prominent bylines...

Plympton Academy's Year 10 Boys Triumph in the Plymouth Football Cup Final

In a thrilling showdown, the Year 10 boys team from Plympton Academy, a proud member of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust, achieved victory in the Plymouth Cup Final, prevailing 2-1 against their competitors.

The match kicked off with an intense first half, characterised by tight competition and skilled ball possession by Plympton Academy. Harry Sluman from Plympton emerged as a...

Keeping tight-knit on the pitch! World’s longest multi-club scarf launches Kellogg’s football camps

The world’s longest multi-club football scarf, featuring more than 70 football clubs across England, Wales, and Scotland, has today been revealed to mark the launch of the Kellogg’s Football Camps programme.

In partnership with the English Football League, Manchester City, Celtic and Rangers, the football camps for girls and boys aged 5-15yrs will reach from Plymouth to Peterborough...

George Collins hoping his team scores a win

Devon Dazzlers; small college team with big football dreams!

South Devon College’s Pro:Direct Academy 1st team has made it through to the final of the English College FA (ECFA) National Premier Cup.

After winning last year, the team hopes to be victorious once more.

“Up until 2019 the college had no real facilities for football. But thanks to investments from the Premier League and FA, we now have a state of the art sports centre and a 3G pitch...

Okehampton Argyle receive exciting new football kits from Redrow

The under-11s at Okehampton Argyle football club have received some brand-new football kits from a premium homebuilder, Redrow Southwest. The Devon-based youngsters are an energetic team who play weekly, making their new football kits a brilliant addition to their frequent training and matches. The new kits come at the perfect time just as the team head back to the pitch for the new season...

Police gear up for the Devon derby

Devon and Cornwall Police are ready to welcome a bumper sell-out crowd at Home Park as Plymouth Argle face Exeter City FC on Monday 31 October.

The match is all-ticket and has been selected by Sky Sports for broadcast; the match is an 8pm kick-off.

Chief Inspector Julian Pezzani said: “Our role for matchday is quite simple, and that is to enable fans to peacefully attend a...

New community 6-a-side league season starting in Bideford

A new 6 a side league is starting in Bideford – and teams are urged to join now before the last few remaining places are snapped up!

The leagues are already proving popular, and will take place at Bideford College on Monday.

Teams are competing for top prizes, in the Leisure Leagues Prize Draw – which has already seen thousands of pounds with of prizes given away. The top prize...

Plymouth McDonald’s sponsors local football club

Plymouth McDonald’s franchisee David Wynne and his Saltash restaurant have partnered with Saltash United Juniors F.C. to help fund kits for the club’s U15s team for the upcoming season.

David and his restaurants have been supporting grassroots football in our community as part of McDonald’s ongoing partnership with the FA. McDonald’s has worked with the Home Nations Football...

Broadclyst Football Club Under 6's

Redrow sponsor local Exeter football team Broadclyst FC for the second year running

National housebuilder Redrow is supporting grassroots level football in Exeter with the sponsorship of the junior team at Broadclyst Football Club , Exeter.

Established in 1992, Broadclyst Football Club is now a Charter Standard football club, currently catering for varying age groups (teams) from under 6’s right through to senior ages ensuring players have a side to be a part of as...

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