Weekend sport roundup

Weekend sport roundup

As Christmas approaches it’s a busy weekend for sports fans in Bristol. Football Bristol City will look to follow up last week’s away win at Birmingham City when they host high flying Norwich City in the evening kick off on Saturday. The Robins are thirteenth in the Championship, while Norwich sit at the top of […]

Manager Darrell Clarke leaves Bristol Rovers by mutual agreement

Manager Darrell Clarke leaves Bristol Rovers by mutual agreement

Bristol Rovers fans have expressed their disappointment at the departure of long-serving manager Darrell Clarke. Clarke has left the club after four and a half years in charge, with The Gas finding themselves struggling in the relegation zone of League One. The club experienced promotion from the Conference and League Two under Clarke, however recent […]

Bristol on the ball: New tennis sessions for the visually impaired

Bristol on the ball: New tennis sessions for the visually impaired

A new tennis taster session for the visually impaired has been launched in Bristol. The games involve using tennis balls containing bells, so that players with visual impairments can use their hearing to take part. Helen Abbott, coordinator for Lawn Tennis Association and the Tennis Foundation, is the organiser and hopes to make the sport […]

Keynsham Town owner says grassroots women’s football ‘in decline’

Keynsham Town owner says grassroots women’s football ‘in decline’

The owner of one of the region’s women’s football teams says the grass roots of the sport has been starved of much-needed funding. Keynsham Town Ladies FC  owner-manager Barrie Newton said the FA’s support of the two top tiers of women’s football meant clubs such as his got “virtually nothing”. Overlooked for entry to the […]

This weekend’s sports round up

This weekend’s sports round up

Football  It’s been a busy week for Bristol City in The Championship. After last Saturday’s two- nil  defeat away at Leeds United, The Robins traveled to bottom-placed Ipswich Town on Wednesday. With the ‘Tractor Boy’s’ high profile fan Ed Sheeran watching on, City came from  one –nil down at half-time, to bag an important three […]

Fit gets real for Bristol Women

Fit gets real for Bristol Women

This week Bristol women have been enjoying free access to fitness classes as part of the This Girl Can campaign. This Girl Can is a nationwide campaign with the aim of breaking down the barriers around exercise and to get women and girls moving regardless of shape, size and ability. In the UK an estimated […]

Bristol bare knuckle bout condemned by BKB Commission

Bristol bare knuckle bout condemned by BKB Commission

The owner of the biggest licensed bare knuckle boxing brand in the UK ‘BKB’ has condemned plans for an event based in Bristol. The event, organised by Scott Bishop of Fight ‘N’ Fit boxing club, is slated to go ahead in early 2019 despite opposition from BKB. “We have worked hard on legitimising our sport […]

Bristol Bears to play in the British Quidditch Cup

Bristol Bears to play in the British Quidditch Cup

The iconic Bristol Bears quidditch team will be competing in the British Cup (BQC) this weekend. The fifth tournament is held at Oxford Brookes University and the Bristol team one of the 32 teams competing over the two days. “Muggle quidditch” is loosely based on the popular sport portrayed in the Harry Potter universe. Players […]