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Women, Sport & Fitness in Bristol: An Open-Space Summit

THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED – we look forward to sharing information about a rescheduling in January 2016. On 12th November Bristol City Council, working with Bristol’s Sport and Active Bristol (Bristol’s sport partnership) will host an ‘Open Space’ summit discussing Women, Sport and Fitness in the city  This is the latest in a … 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

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

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

Elsa Hammond, Bristol University student, sets off on Great Pacific Race

Today is the start of the Great Pacific Race. You might think it’s a bit over-hyped when you see it described as the ‘biggest baddest human endurance challenge on the planet’. But you’d be wrong. The race begins in Monterey, California and finishes 2,400 miles later in Hawaii. Yes, 2,400 miles across the Pacific ocean. … Continue reading

Launch of the Bristol Women’s Coaching Network

If you’re a coach and you’re a woman then you may be interested in the Women’s Coaching Network, launched last night by Wesport at the Watershed in Bristol. The aim of the Network is simple – put female coaches in touch with each other, offer them support in their development, and go from there…! Anything … Continue reading

Queen’s Baton comes to Bristol ahead of Commonwealth Games

The Queen’s Baton came to Bristol today, ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth games which kick off later this summer. The Queen’s Baton Relay symbolises the coming together of all Commonwealth nations and territories in much the same way as the Olympic torch binds other sporting nations. Over a period of 288 days the baton … 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

Weekend Sports Preview Bristol – 15th & 16th February

This Saturday we encourage you to cheer on Clifton Ladies – currently sixth in the Investec Women’s Hockey League – as they take on bottom of the table Olton & West Warwicks. Olton haven’t won a match yet this season and we’re hoping that Saturday won’t be any different. Clifton have been performing well, winning … Continue reading

Bristol’s Jenny Jones wins first medal on snow for Britain at Sochi 2014

The Olympic games are back and, once again, women are showing their sporting prowess – including local woman Jenny Jones from Downend who won the bronze today in women’s slopestyle. Jones started snowboarding at the age of 16 on the dry ski slope in Churchill before taking a gap year to work in a chalet … Continue reading

Rugby match report – Bristol Ladies win big

With fantastic running lines, strong ball in hand and a hat-trick of tries, Bristol Ladies Rugby rumbled their way to an impressive 57-5 win against Aylseford on Sunday. Shiobhan Longdon-Hughes made a try within the first five minutes and it was all ablaze from then on with the team working together to continue ratcheting up … Continue reading

Festive break for Sport Watch – looking forward to a sport-filled 2014

So if you hadn’t guessed it already, Sport Watch Bristol is taking a break for the Christmas period. Here is a picture of our lovely Christmas tree which we will be relaxing with. If you need some reading material as you curl up on the sofa after eating way too many veggie sausages, here is … 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

Weekend Sports Preview Bristol – 14th & 15th December

We enjoyed watching roller derby with the Bristol Harlots last weekend. What will we show up for this weekend? Lacrosse Bristol Bombers take on Oxford in a friendly match at Clevedon on Saturday at 12 o’clock. The women’s team recently came third in the third South West Tournament  in Bath on the 1st of December. … Continue reading

Weekend Sports Preview Bristol – 7th & 8th December 2013

This weekend it’s all about the sports you don’t regularly see featured in mainstream media. But that doesn’t mean Bristol isn’t awash with great sport. Because it is. Roller Derby Sport Watch Bristol will be at the roller derby double-header this Saturday at Filton College, WISE Campus, BS34 8LP. Join us as we cheer our Bristol … Continue reading

A bold vision for sport in Bristol

We were really pleased to be invited to give evidence at the Mayor’s Sport Commission in Bristol yesterday afternoon. Our aim was to ensure women and girls have a continued presence on the sporting agenda for our city. We provided evidence on the specific benefits of sport, the unique barriers facing women and girls, as well as providing … Continue reading

Bristol Bombers hold on to top of table – Women’s South West League, Tournament Report

Special lacrosse report provided to Sport Watch by Bristol Bombers Lacrosse. South West Tournament: 2 – 3 November 2013. Following an extremely wet and windy night the sun came out to greet the teams as they arrived at the stunning grounds of Westonbirt School. With nearly a full complement of SW league teams the day was set to be … Continue reading

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