Sport In Profile UK Issue 17 - Page 43

Exmouth “My son plays for the club’s first team in the back row at 6 or 7. We’ve sponsored the club for two years now and I get along to most home and away games. The team has done ok this season despite having to contend with a lot of injuries and I’d like to take this opportunity wish them good luck for the rest of 2018.” Steve Harris, RVR the Devon under 20’s squad, and six featured in the Under 18’s squad, so the future is certainly bright.” Youth “Youth development is huge for a club like ourselves. Current England International Joe Launchbury is a former Exmouth Junior. Current Bristol prop Ollie Dawe came up through our junior and senior section, and current 1st XV hooker Charlie Gibbings has played for Bristol in the A league this season. We are always looking to push our players onto higher levels. Five ex Cockles are plying their trade with Plymouth in National One, four current under 20’s have played for Exeter Chiefs Academy in some of their fixtures this season, and many colts have stepped up and played 1st and 2nd XV rugby for us this season.” • Daily Hire • Contract Hire • Vehicle Sales • Fridge Conversion • Refrigerated Vehicle Rental Ltd. are a family owned and run business based in Exeter, Devon for over 40 years and specialise in the rental of all refrigerated vehicles from 3.5 tonne vans to 18 tonne rigid trucks. We also carry out conversions and the accident repair of all refrigerated vehicles. All our vehicles operate at frozen or chilled temperatures, have side loading doors, 1806 load lock tracks (so items can be secured), dual compartments (if required) and overnight standby as standard. We can offer • Friendly and reliable service • Short term hire from one day to longer seasonal periods • Long term hires with existing fleet at competitive rates • Contract hire vehicles supplied from new or using existing fleet for immediate delivery • Breakdown recovery • Repairs to your own existing vehicles • Body conversions carried out in our own specialist workshop • Delivery and collection service nationwide s of Exmouth or Proud Spons Rugby Club T: 01392 666700 W: E: Grace Road West, Marsh Barton Industrial Estate, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8PU Challenges/Ambitions “Balancing the community club with the demands of league rugby is a challenging one. Always promoting youth is massively important, but maintaining and developing 1st XV rugby is also key to success as well as recruitment. If the model is right, then you will always produce young talented players. We must continue to find young players opportunities through good 2nd XV fixtures. We would love to get to the next level and stay there, whilst always staying true to our roots and fabric of the club. Homegrown and local players will always be the way forward. We want to play an attractive brand of rugby throughout the club, and see players jumping from the colts team to the 1st XV. We also want to be an attractive team for players to join, because they see us as a friendly, but also ambitious and well organised club.” “I have family, friends and customers that have played for the club and have also sponsored Exmouth for two years. I get along to games whenever I can although work makes it difficult. We’re proud to sponsor Lloyd Watkins and the club and hope that they continue their good work!” Richard, The Point THE TRUE TASTE OF DEVON Whether you are dropping in for fresh coffee in the morning, a bowl of award winning Exmouth Mussels and a glass of wine at lunchtime or a steak and freshly grilled fish in the evening all will be enjoyed in the restaurant's comfortable relaxed surroundings all topped off with stunning views of The River Exe and Exmouth Marina. Given the Restaurant's location right on the quayside it will come as no surprise that we major on seafood. Exmouth Mussels, which are landed just 20 yards from our front door, could not be any fresher. WATKIN S O R LL y O Clu YD D TO S d P for O Ex N mo S uth mbers me PR O U 15% b Rugb off foo Booking is always available - give us a call on 01395 227145 14 Pilot Wharf, Pierhead, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 1XA 43