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About Exeter Chiefs

Founded as Exeter Rugby Club back in 1871, the team has been known as the Exeter Chiefs since 1999 when it was rebranded as the sport moved into the professional era.

Having gone close to reaching the top flight numerous times, the Chiefs made it the Premiership for the first time in 2010 after beating rivals Bristol in the Championship play-off.

The team would go on to secure two championship titles across an impressive spell where it reached the play-off final for six successive seasons, whilst a dramatic 31-27 win against French side Racing 92 saw the team lift the Heineken Champions Cup for the first time in 2020 to complete a league and cup double.

Sandy Park

Having outgrown its previous home at the County Ground, Exeter Chiefs moved to Sandy Park on the edge of the city, with the new stadium having been expanded since then to nov provide space for more than 15,000 fans.

The ground is also used beyond rugby for a range of non-sporting activities, with it becoming known in the wider area as an award-winning conference and banqueting centre.

Vertu Motors branding appears in four corners of the ground, as well as on the big screen.

Backing the Community

The Community Chiefs programme kicked off in 2008 with a focus on working to enhance the local area and benefit every individual it comes into contact with.

Various programmes aimed towards education, participation, inclusion and health and wellbeing are now accessed by thousands of people every year as the club engages with local groups, schools and colleges.

The club also operates the Exeter Chiefs Foundation, which was founded back in 2011 and has since gone on to raise more than £2.5 million to benefit various groups and organisations in the surrounding area.

All About Ambition

"Vertu Motors is determined to be more than just a spectator; we want to be an active part of the communities we serve, and our sports partnerships play a key role in achieving this. We're thrilled to be an Official Partner with Exeter Chiefs, a Club that truly embodies the community spirit of rugby.

"Last year, we backed the Chiefs through Bristol Street Motors and found it to be a fantastic, mutually beneficial agreement. We were thrilled to have players engaging with fans alongside us at the Devon County Show. I am excited to see what we can do together this season."

Robert Forrester
Chief Executive of Vertu Motors

"We're thrilled to welcome Vertu Motors into our team of Official Partners. Aligning with like-minded brands is crucial for us to make a powerful impact together.

"Vertu Motors shares our ambition to collaborate with inspiring and leading brands, and their enthusiasm for Rugby Union makes this partnership a perfect match. We're looking forward to a victorious and enduring partnership."

Lisa Duncan
Director of Sales and Marketing of Exeter Chiefs

Latest Exeter Chiefs news

Tight League Fight Continues For Exeter Chiefs

Tight League Fight Continues For Exeter Chiefs

The Exeter Chiefs remain firmly in the midst of a huge fight towards the top of the Gallagher Premiership despite slipping to defeat against Saracens in the final league game before the Six Nations gets underway.

Exeter Set Up Bath Tie In Knock-Out Stages

Exeter Set Up Bath Tie In Knock-Out Stages

Exeter Chiefs set up a tie with Bath in the next round of the Investec Champions Cup despite falling to defeat in the final group game of the competition against French side Bayonne.

Contenders Feel The Fury Of Exeter Chiefs Wing

Contenders Feel The Fury Of Exeter Chiefs Wing

More than 30 years after the original debuted on ITV, a rebooted version of the hit show ‘Gladiators’ returned to screens at the weekend – with a member of the Exeter Chiefs Women’s team taking on a starring role.