SWSN guide to sports desks/journalists on twitter

twitter bird logoA great way to stay ahead of the game with 2016 sports news, match updates or postponements is tapping into the twitter network and especially those accounts run by newspaper and radio sports desks across South West England and South Wales.

This South West Sports News list has become a popular, permanent fixture, featuring top regional sports journalists worth tracking on twitter come rain or shine, game on or off!

@bathsport Bath Chronicle sports desk covering Bath and beyond #bathsport

@ExEchoSport Express & Echo sports desk covering EXETER & East Devon 24/7

@gazsport Wiltshire Gazette & Herald sports desk DEVIZES Wiltshire

@MidSomSport Somerset sports news from Central Somerset & Cheddar Valley Gazette, Shepton Mallet & Wells Journal

@NorthDevonSport Barnstaple based North Devon Journal sports desk covering North Devon sport

@NDGazetteSport Barnstaple based North Devon Gazette sports desk covering North Devon sport

@PacketSport Falmouth, Helston and West Cornwall Packet sports desk 

@PlymouthSport Herald sports desk covering sport in PLYMOUTH, West Devon and East Cornwall

@PLSportsNews South West Sports News sidekick specialising in PLYMOUTH West Devon and East Cornwall sport

@SportsPlymouth PLYMOUTH Sports Gazette, Sara Raine's specialist site covering Plymouth Albion RFC, rugby, running & swimming

@Saljournalsport SALISBURY Journal sports desk, Wiltshire

@severnsport Gloucestershire

@sportcornwall TRURO based sports desk covering CORNWALL check/use hashtag #cornwallscores for matchday postponements/updates

Stroud News and Journal sports editor @AshLoveridgeSNJ

@TQHESport Torquay Herald Express Sports editor Richard Hughes

Western Gazette sports editor Tom Seymour @tomseyms Somerset/Dorset/YEOVIL Town #ytfc

@WMNSport Western Morning News sport covering Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and beyond

@WTSport Wiltshire Times sports desk TROWBRIDGE #wiltsport

BBC sports sites

@bbcdevonsport BBC Devon dedicated sports account

@bbcbristolsport BBC Bristol dedicated sports account

@CornwallSport BBC Cornwall dedicated sports account

@BBCGlos BBC Gloucestershire news & sports under one twitter banner

@5livesport BBC official 5live account - need i say more?

@nonleagueshow BBC national service covering #nonleague football


@BBCWalesSport BBC Wales dedicated sports account

Test Match Special @bbctms

Covering your team

Bristol Rugby & Somerset cricket @stevencotton

Cornwall football - Kevin Marriott @kjmarriott57 at KJM Sports 

Cheltenham Town FC - Mark Halliwell @MarkHalliwell1

CTFC in the Echo @CTFCintheEcho

Exeter Chiefs RFC - Nigel Walrond @NigelWalrond

Exeter City FC - Stuart James @StuartJamesWMN

Forest Green Rovers FC - Pete Orchard @PeteOrchardFGR

Gloucester rugby - Steven Impey @steimpey

Plymouth Argyle FC - Chris Errington @ChrisErrington1

Plymouth Albion RFC  - Sara Raine @SportsPlymouth

Torquay United FC - Guy Henderson @TQHESport

West-based Guardian rugby correspondent @RobKitson

West Dorset, East Devon, South Somerset sports editor @HowardLarcombe

Yeovil Town FC - Chris Spittles @ChrisSpittles

Yeovil Town FC - see Western Gazette for Tom Seymour

NOTE as with all our twitter guides those who support/follow South West Sports News are likely to take priority

• sports desks/journalists who follow @swsportsnews and want to be added to list/make amendments are invited to make contact

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