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

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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…

Sporting highlights to celebrate IWD in 2015

International Women’s Day, 8th March, has gone from strength to strength in recent years as a celebration of all things for women.  And if you want to celebrate through sport there is plenty going on here in Bristol to help you on your way.  This year’s theme is ‘Make it Happen’ – maybe through a … Continue reading

WANTED: Female Sporting Role Models

Role models are essential in all walks of life…… they inspire, present choices and show us the art of the possible.  In this, sport is no different.  But unfortunately for girls and women we continue to have limited visibility of women sporting role models in the mainstream media -women’s sport still only accounts for 7% … Continue reading

Professional semi-professionals: the work lives of FA Women’s Super League footballers

By Debi Withers We are living in historic times for women’s football in England. The semi-professional FA Women’s Super League (FA WSL) is now in its fourth season with media interest and fan-bases growing all the time. The FA is currently in year 2 of a ‘game-changing’ five-year plan that claims to use the organisation’s … Continue reading

FREE Brazilian Jiu Jitsu For Women

Artemis Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Bristol launches its first women-only class on 30 July, which will be completely free for 2014. The club believes BJJ is the best martial art for women, and is offering this class to attract more women to the sport. Both Can Sönmez and fellow club founder Dónal Carmody are passionate … Continue reading

Motorsports Test Trial

I was marshalling at a motorcycle and car event a few Sundays ago at Keinton Mandeville, a village between Somerton and Castle Cary, and was glad to see quite a few women taking part in the ‘testing trial’ . This was organised by The Motor Cycle Club and  involved riding solo m/cs or motorbikes with … Continue reading

Elsa Hammond, rowing 2,400 miles across the Pacific Ocean

Bristol University student, Elsa Hammond, is currently on Day 36 of her solo rowing adventure across the Pacific Ocean. Yes, that’s right – alone and unsupported in a boat, rowing across the Pacific Ocean! In case you weren’t sure what such a journey entails, we can tell you that it means crossing 2,400 miles of … Continue reading

Roller Derby Bout 21st June 2014

Bristol Harbour Harlots A vs. Manchester Checker Broads, 21st June 2014 On a sweltering June day Bristol Roller Derby pulled an audience of over 250 to this bout, the second of a double header event, which followed a victory in the Harlots previous game against Portsmouth.  Unfortunately, despite working hard throughout the play the home … Continue reading

Tony Cozier on the rise of women’s cricket

With the recent women’s triangular international Twenty20 cricket tournament in the West Indies, Tony Cozier reflects on the rise of the women’s game in an exclusive report for Sport Watch Bristol. WOMEN’S CRICKET Tony Cozier THERE was a typically animated Caribbean atmosphere among the 3,000 or so fans inside Kensington Oval, Barbados’ iconic stadium, on … Continue reading

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