women’s sport

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Watch England Women seek third straight Ashes glory, 23rd July at Gloucestershire CC

The 21st July sees the Women’s Ashes commencing – England Women will be looking for their third consecutive victory in the series against Australia.  If pre-tournament confidence is a good sign then the team definitely have that on their side, as Lydia Greenway demonstrated in her interview with the Guardian on Saturday.  The series is being … Continue reading

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

Sport Watch adventures to Namibia, part 2

When travelling anywhere these days I am highly attuned to the indicators of a healthy ‘women’s sport’ culture, i.e.: media coverage, visible role models and priority given to national women’s teams.  Having the opportunity to spend three weeks in Namibia fully immersed in sport (specifically cycling) has given me a good starting insight to the … Continue reading

BT Action Woman of the Year Awards, Tuesday 9th December 2014, IBC Olympic Park

As a Trustee of Women’s Sport Trust I found myself with the privilege of being among a quite select number celebrating the performances of 10 of our most impressive sportswomen last night at the BT Action Woman Awards.  The Awards will be screened at 730pm tonight, 10th December for those of you lucky enough to … Continue reading

In defence of sport for girls and women – only!

My colleague Susie East has written an uplifting plea for the importance of Mixed Sport: Stirring in Tolerance and Equal Opportunities.  I do not wholly disagree with the importance of sports played together, across the genders – and indeed advocate strongly for the principle that all sport until the end of primary learning to be mixed, … 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

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

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