It’s not a red card offence to talk about mental health

Helen and Kate Richardson-Walsh are the first same-sex married couple to have won medals at the Olympics but are currently looking towards a different goal. “Our obsession now is giving people the confidence, the opportunity to do whatever it is they want to do,” said Kate. Her partner Helen added: “We are still learning that being […]

Rowing: riches vs raw talent

You are 27 times more likely to win an Olympic rowing medal if you went to private school. The statistics surrounding rowing indicate rowing in the UK is typically found in richer areas and mostly practised at private schools. Similarly the most successful rowing universities having a higher ratio of privately educated students. The University of Bristol is […]

Bristol Scout leader: “Your child might never get in due to lack of volunteers”

Almost 2,300 Bristolian kids are unable to join Scouts due to a volunteer shortage, according to a leading figure for the Avon division of the Scouts Association. Despite the Scouts Association being considered the biggest mixed youth organisation in the United Kingdom, the waiting list for young people wanting to join has skyrocketed to 51,000, based on the most […]

New head coach for Bristol Rugby

Pat Lam is the new head coach at Bristol Rugby. He will officially take charge of the team in June ahead of the 2017-18 season. The 48-year-old, who has been at the helm of Irish team Connacht since 2013, has experience coaching the Premiership, having won the title with Newcastle Falcons in the 1997-98 campaign. “I’m excited […]

Aden Flint to remain at Bristol City

Bristol City defender Aden Flint will remain with the team until at least the summer of 2020, the club has announced today. City described Flint, 27, as ‘a lynchpin’ of the team’s defense, and said that his ‘continuing good form’ had prompted the renewal of his contract. Flint has made 169 appearances for the club since joining in […]

Bristol Rugby Club supports ‘Rainbow Laces’ LGBT campaign

Bristol Rugby has announced they are supporting Stonewall’s ‘Rainbow Laces’ campaign and will be wearing the colourful footwear in their match against Leicester Tigers this evening. The move is to “make every part of sport welcoming of LGBT people”, according to the Stonewall website. Members of the team have recorded videos, speaking out about their […]

Rugby: Bath vs Bristol Aviva Premiership playoff

Bath are set to host Bristol this evening for the first time in the Premiership since 2009, which saw Bristol relegated. Bristol, currently bottom of the league, face Bath who comfortably sit in third place with 26 points. Bristol have suffered seven defeats in a row in this seasons Aviva Premiership, fans are desperate for […]

Bobby Reid: ’50/50 doubt’ for Bristol City v Blackburn

Head coach Lee Johnson says that Bobby Reid has a 50/50 chance of being fit in time for Bristol City’s Saturday home game against struggling Blackburn Rovers. The 23 year-old was taken off with a dead leg after 81 minutes in Tuesday night’s 1-0 loss to QPR at Loftus Road. That defeat is the second time this season […]