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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

Young Chiefs Miss Out On Play-Off Spot

Young Chiefs Miss Out On Play-Off Spot

Exeter Chiefs missed out on a play-off spot in the final round of Gallagher Premiership fixtures but the future looks bright for the Vertu Motors-backed aide after a solid season on the pitch.

Exeter Remain In Contention

Exeter Remain In Contention

Exeter Chiefs retain a chance of making the Gallagher Premiership play-offs after a hard-fought victory away at Gloucester.

Exeter Undone As Bath Gain Revenge

Exeter Undone As Bath Gain Revenge

Exeter Chiefs suffered a home loss to Bath as their rivals gained revenge for defeat in the Champions Cup with a victory at Sandy Park.