Scrum on down to Teign­mouth!

Ex­eter Chiefs coach Ju­lian Salvi and his play­ing col­league Mo­ray Low love the South Devon sea­side re­sort of Teign­mouth so much they have made a film about it, as MARC AST­LEY ex­plains

Devon Life - - Promotion -

It might not quite have the year-round Bondi cli­mate, but Aus­tralian-born rugby coach Ju­lian Salvi still counts Teign­mouth among his favourite beaches.

The fa­ther of three and his fam­ily have been reg­u­lars at the pop­u­lar sea­side re­sort since mov­ing to Devon three years ago. It was one of the first beaches Ju­lian and his wife Emma dis­cov­ered when they ar­rived in the county and it has been a firm favourite ever since.

The for­mer player is so fond of the area that that when he re­cently launched a prop­erty de­vel­op­ment com­pany, Tom­a­hawk Homes, with Chiefs col­league Mo­ray Low, they built their first house in nearby Bish­op­steign­ton.

Teign­mouth is the ‘go-to’ beach for Ju­lian and Mo­ray and their fam­i­lies but it is more than the sand and sea that they find ap­peal­ing.

“It’s a great town, es­pe­cially if, like us, you have young chil­dren,” says Ju­lian. “They love the skate park, the walk along the front (with an ice-cream, of course) and the va­ri­ety of places to eat and drink that are kid­die friendly.”

Ju­lian joined the Ex­eter Chiefs as a player in 2015 be­fore switch­ing to coach­ing at the end of last sea­son. His col­league and busi­ness part­ner Mo­ray is still on the play­ing staff. The front-row for­ward is a Scot­land in­ter­na­tional with 37 in­ter­na­tional caps to his name. He too is a fan of Teign­mouth and its peo­ple.

“Be­cause of its size, you quickly get to know peo­ple around the town like Paul who runs the Crab Shack and Laura at the art gallery,” adds Mo­ray.

“We also love tak­ing the pas­sen­ger ferry across to Shal­don from the Back Beach slip­way.”

Ju­lian and Mo­ray have now be­come such be­come fa­mil­iar faces around Teign­mouth that they have made a pro­mo­tional video on be­half of lo­cal prop­erty agents, Com­plete, ex­tolling the town’s virtues.

“When we started think­ing about set­ting up the prop­erty de­vel­op­ment busi­ness, Will Smith, the Manag­ing Direc­tor, at Com­plete of­fered to men­tor us,” ex­plains Ju­lian.

“He and his team are all about lov­ing the lo­ca­tions they work in and are pro­duc­ing a num­ber of films show­cas­ing the peo­ple and places that de­fine Com­plete.

“When Will asked us to ap­pear in the Teign­mouth video we were more than happy to re­pay the favour.”

In the video, Ju­lian and Mo­ray can be seen talk­ing to, among oth­ers, Paul Matthews owner of the Crab Shack, and Sam Chisholm, cen­tre man­ager and chief in­struc­tor at Sea Sports South West.

Mo­ray says he and Ju­lian re­ally en­joyed get­ting to know bet­ter some of the lo­cal char­ac­ters they had knew from pre­vi­ous vis­its.

He adds: “The thing that re­ally struck us was just how pas­sion­ate peo­ple are about the town. There is a gen­uine en­thu­si­asm and sense of pride there.

“We also no­ticed how close-knit the busi­ness com­mu­nity are and how keen they are to sup­port each other.”

Com­plete Prop­erty has of­fices in Teign­mouth, Bovey Tracey, New­ton Ab­bot, Ex­eter and Lon­don. How­ever, with the launch of their new premises in the town, Com­plete de­cided that the first film should fea­ture Teign­mouth.

Will Smith re­veals: “Through work­ing with Ju­lian and Mo­ray, I was aware of their pas­sion for Teign­mouth and the sur­round­ing area and they were my first choice when it came to pre­sent­ing our first video.”

The new ‘Com­plete Peo­ple’ cam­paign cel­e­brates Com­plete’s cus­tomers and the peo­ple who make the places where they sell prop­erty so spe­cial.

“For us, ‘Com­plete’ is more than just a name. It’s an ethos to pro­vide all our cus­tomers with the most com­plete ser­vice pos­si­ble and help them to feel sup­ported and in­formed through­out, whether they are buy­ing or sell­ing a prop­erty” adds Will.

“Shoot­ing these lo­ca­tion videos is part of that phi­los­o­phy. If we can mar­ket our prop­er­ties, sup­port lo­cal busi­nesses and pro­mote the town all at the same time, it’s a win, win, win!” For in­for­ma­tion visit: com­pleteprop­erty.co.uk The lucky win­ners of the com­pe­ti­tions in our Oc­to­ber is­sue were Rob Steele, of Rom­ford, who wins a stay at Ore­stone Manor Ho­tel, and Wendy Rowe, of Ex­eter, who wins a ham­per of Fast Track To Growth Devon good­ies.

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