sport

Solutions in Bristol

Why Bristol Rovers have joined the campaign for football reform

English football is dominated by big clubs and billionaire owners. But calls for a fairer football pyramid are more prominent than ever.

Swimming in Bristol Harbour is possible. How can we make it happen?

‘It’s like a pain that never goes away’ - Retiring Bristol Flyers basketball player Panos Mayindombe on racism in sport

Reports

Gasheads clash over club’s handling of Joey Barton assault charge 

Bristol Rovers go into pre-season friendly without Joey Barton, as club bosses try to dampen divisions over their handling of the controversial manager who has been charged with assaulting his wife.

Rayan Wilson

Podcast

Listen: Bristol Unpacked on kneeling at the Euros, and nurturing diverse football talent with leading local sports coach Rayan Wilson

Opinion

Why Bristol sport needs to do its bit in tackling the climate crisis

Listen: When football meets anti-fascism - The Easton Cowgirls and Cowboys

Terry and Duke sit down with Kev and Sensi from Easton Cowboys and Cowgirls, to discuss the origins of this historic club, extraordinary oversees trips and how they mix activism and sport.

Podcast: the gambling crisis in Bristol and its links to sport

The Bristol Cable presents the latest episode of W.G. Grace’s Sports Surgery podcast – delving into the worlds of sport, politics and business in Bristol.

Bristol Rovers are manager-less and in a relegation scrap, where do they go from here?

With Bristol Rovers in a relegation battle, no news of a promised new stadium, and after sacking their most successful manager, Gasheads want answers.

Bristol History Podcast // Bristol Rugby Club

Bristol Bears' historian Mark Hoskins talks Bristol Rugby - the club's origins in the late-Victorian era, its community role during the World Wars and the professional age.

W.G. Grace’s Sports Surgery Podcast: Future of UK and Bristol athletics

Dan Studley can run from the Bristol County Ground to Ashton Gate in under 14 minutes. Terry and Duke aren’t exactly sure why you’d want...

W.G. Grace’s Sports Surgery: Is Bristol sports media too cosy with the clubs?

The Bristol Cable presents the second episode of W.G. Grace’s Sports Surgery podcast – delving into the worlds of sport, politics and business in Bristol.

W.G. Grace’s Sports Surgery Podcast: Bristol Bears and Steve Lansdown's sporting empire

The Bristol Cable presents a brand spanking new podcast series: W.G. Grace’s Sports Surgery - delving into the worlds of sport, politics and business in Bristol.

VIDEO: 25 years behind the scenes at the Gas, with Nick Day

At the end of last season, the Rovers’ matchday announcer hung up his microphone after a quarter of a century. Maff Tucker chats to Nick...

Clash Of The Skaters: Bristol Roller Derby

Roller derby is a fascinating, fast-paced yet relatively obscure sport – we went down to the recent Bristol Championships event in Bristol to capture images from the frontline.

‘Rovers against racism’ – but is that enough?

Bristol Rovers just had their most successful season for 17 years, but barely any BAME fans saw them do it live.

Palestine to Bristol: Football, freedom and feminism

“We live surrounded by a wall, but through football we can break it down”: the Palestinian women using sport to resist oppression.

How local are our football clubs?

Last season saw two open-top bus tours and huge celebrations in Bristol, as City and Rovers both gained promotion..

An evening out with Bristol City

Wagon Wheels, the East End shed man, and sleet. David Goldblatt gives his take.

Going Out in Style

Local journalist and author, David Goldblatt, gives his take on Bristol Rovers’ trials and tribulations, on and off the pitch. Illustrated by Laurence Ware.