nicobobinus78 has written 26 posts for Sport Watch Bristol

Kudos to the sports reporters (and my attempt to tell you about The Otley Women’s GP)

By Nicola Waterworth There are many things we’ve learnt in the time we’ve been reporting on women’s sport and while we think we have done a pretty good job of it (we certainly do our best), one thing is definitely clear – sports reporting is really hard and requires real skill! The difficulties of learning new … Continue reading

Book Review – Growing Old Competitively: Photographs of Masters Athletes (by Alex Rotas)

By Nicola Waterworth Our mission with this blog is to offer some, small adjustment to the coverage of girls and women’s sport in the media. However, we are aware that women’s achievements are not the only ones to go by largely unnoticed by the popular sports media. While paralympians may regularly receive increased attention during … Continue reading


By Nicola Waterworth A big part of the inspiration behind creating this blog and fixtures calendar for local women’s sport was the call of the Women’s Sports Trust to just ‘show up’ to women’s sport. It’s the idea that those of us interested in women’s sport could start to make a positive change in the … Continue reading

Women & Martial Arts: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Bristol

By Nicola Waterworth Martial arts are yet one more sport that is traditionally male dominated.  Most of what we see in the popular media and TV/ film is male-centric.  Although it is also fair to say that GB has a long list of women athletes excelling at various martial arts – who can forget the performances … Continue reading

How are sportswomen represented by Bristol print media?

By Nicola Waterworth One of the reasons we started SportWatch was an attempt to challenge the media representation of our local sports women and girls. We wanted to present coverage of their sporting endeavours, publicise fixtures and present sporting role models to other women and girls. We were spurred on in this by the work … Continue reading

The Gaelic Sisterhood – talking to Bristol’s women’s Gaelic Football team

Nicola Waterworth of SportWatch talks to Rachael Power about setting up a new venture in a very traditional Irish sport, ahead of an appropriately timed first 7-a-side fixture on 8th March, International Women’s Day. Q: Tell us about why you are starting a Ladies Gaelic Football Team? Gaelic football is obviously more popular in Ireland, … Continue reading

Hardworking Harlots, roller derby action

By Nicola Waterworth Saturday 7th December Bristol Harbour Harlots A – 128 : Nottingham Hellfire Harlots – 225 Before actually attending a Roller Derby “bout” my preconception was of an aggressive pursuit, performed and watched by an uber-cool sub-culture. Pre-bout homework quickly formed a second preconception – that the rules were complex, indecipherable and I … Continue reading

Showing up for number 15

By Nicola Waterworth I think it’s because cyclo-cross came to my attention on an episode of The Cycle Show featuring women cyclists that I was under the impression there are a fair number enjoying this pursuit. As it happens, when I pitched up at Pitville Park  on Sunday there was only one woman racing in a field of roughly fifty, … Continue reading

The (Women’s) Ashes 1 Day – 21st August 2013

By Nicola Waterworth By the time I pen this, my first ‘match report’ for a ‘Show Up’, the England women have regained the Ashes with overwhelming style and panache. The one-day and twenty20 matches subsequent to this one at Lords garnered widespread media coverage. No doubt aided by the thrills and spills the women offered … Continue reading

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