Susie East

Susie East has written 16 posts for Sport Watch Bristol

Nicole Cooke shares her no-limits approach to women’s cycling

Nicole Cooke is no ordinary cyclist. Not only has she won Olympic gold and the women’s equivalent of the Tour de France (the Grand Boucle in 2006), she had to do it despite the barriers she faced – broken contracts, unpaid wages, injury and drugs cheats, all of which she documented in her ground-breaking autobiography, … Continue reading

Rev your engines girls! F1 driver Susie Wolff wants to get you racing

The first female driver in F1 for over 20 years, Susie Wolff is a pioneer within her sport. Her job involves withstanding g-forces as strong as a space shuttle launch, racing around tracks at hundreds of miles per hour, and testing cutting edge technology in a simulator to help engineers build the fastest car possible. … Continue reading

Jane Leslie, winner of the 2014 World Triathlon Grand Final

In September Jane Leslie won the 2014 World Triathlon Grand Final in the women’s 65-69 year-old category. She has also won gold in the European Championships, as well as setting a British record for 1,500m freestyle swimming. She kindly took some time off her busy training schedule to talk to Sport Watch: What advice would … Continue reading

Bristol Roller Derby’s Halloween Double Header is a Thriller!

In June I experienced roller derby for the first time, bitten you could say, by a vampirous monster that immediately converted me to the ranks of roller derby fans. So last weekend I felt compelled to return to Bristol’s WISE Campus for some blood-thirsty action in this week’s ‘Halloween Double Header’. See creepy poster here. … Continue reading

Go Wildcats?! Watch the hilarious ‘Hoke’s Bluff’ at Bristol Old Vic tonight!

I’ve been thinking lately that there should be more of a cross-over between sport and art, and so I was very excited at the prospect of seeing Gemma Paintin’s and James Stenhouse’s parody of American High School sport – expressing the pleasures, pressures, banality and meaning wrapped up in a game of basketball/baseball/hockey/football. The show … Continue reading

Mixed Sport: Stirring in Tolerance and Equal Opportunities

Mixed sport isn’t a phenomenon to be feared, it is something we should celebrate. Allowing men and women to compete together creates equal opportunities in sport and helps to foster tolerance of a variety of gender identities. Recently Bristol hosted its annual half marathon extravaganza (read an excellent article about it here). In a similar … Continue reading

Netball Match Report: Team Bath Toucans v The Downs, Sunday 5 October 2014

The Downs netball team from Surrey gained a decisive win against the Team Bath Toucans on Sunday, winning their match 44-63. Play commenced at Bath University’s impressive Sports Training Village, with both teams seeking to move up the ranks in the Premier League 1 table. The two teams seemed equally matched in the first quarter, … Continue reading

Join Bristol’s Amateur Football League!

Joining the amateur 7-a-side football league is a fantastic way to make friends, get exercise and have fun playing football. There are six teams in the league, with the Easton Cowgirls fielding three teams – the Longhorns, Shorthorns and Fresian Reds, while the other half of the league is made up of The Misfits, Rock … Continue reading

Smith scores hat-trick to beat Bristol Academy WFC

Arsenal Ladies FC were rescued by Kelly Smith, who scored a hat-trick against the formidable Bristol Academy side, securing Arsenal’s 4-3 win at the Stoke Gifford stadium. Bristol Academy started the match strongly, with Jasmine Matthews scoring easily in the first 2 minutes of play. Bristol then secured their lead with a second goal just … Continue reading

Netball: England Beat South Africa 41-35

After England’s narrow defeat against Australia yesterday, they faced a tough match against South Africa. While on paper it should have been a clear cut victory from England, the ensuing match was incredibly close with South Africa putting up an extremely solid defense which England struggled to infiltrate. The first two quarters were slow-scoring with … Continue reading

Bristol Academy Triumph Over Aston Villa

Bristol Academy beat Aston Villa by 2 goals to 1 on Saturday at the Stoke Gifford Stadium. The Bristol Vixens dominated the first half with tight passes and some impressive shots on goal, utilising Natalia’s sprints to get the ball up the left wing. Unfortunately Villa’s goal keeper was too good for them, holding out … Continue reading


Petra Kvitova (CZE) won the Wimbledon Championship today in a speedy 55 minute match against Eugenie Bouchard (CAN). The final score was 6-3, 6-0, demonstrating Kvitova’s no-nonsense style of play. While Bouchard brought her A-game to the final, Kvitova just seemed to be playing in a class of her own. She chased down her opponent’s … Continue reading

Kerber Wins 7th Match Point to Knock Out Sharapova

In what is undoubtably the best match of the tournament so far, Kerber upset Sharapova’s journey to the final of Wimbledon 2014 to win the 2 hour 43 minute match 7-6, 4-6, 6-4. Sharapova, while not playing her best tennis, fought extremely hard and demonstrated true grit as she fended off six match points before finally … Continue reading

Bouchard Ends Cornet’s Surprise Wimbledon Run

Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) beat Alize Cornet (FRA) today 7-6, 7-5 on Centre Court, with a brief suspension of play due to rain. Once the roof was closed both players came out fighting, leading to an extremely close first set. With only four break points being conceded, the set went to a tie-break which Bouchard clinched, … Continue reading

Wimbledon coverage: Lisicki Triumphs in Round 1

Sabine Lisicki is an incredibly talented player, coming 2nd in last year’s Wimbledon final to the fiery Marion Bartoli. Today she returned to Centre Court to defeat Julia Glushko decisively 6-2 6-1. Her powerful groundstrokes kept Glushko on the defensive for the majority of the match, showcasing some blistering return of serves. Lisicki’s two-handed backhand is … Continue reading

Tennis League match at Bristol Central Tennis Club 13th June 2014

Central’s division 1 team triumphed over Clifton in the beautiful sunshine on Friday, winning three out of four matches. On court 1 and 2 Central demonstrated powerful serves, solid groundstrokes and aggressive netplay, resulting in some spectacular points. Clifton held their own with strong cross-court rallies and well placed lobs. The volley exchanges came thick … Continue reading

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