Activities in Bristol
As you would expect with a city the size of Bristol, the city has some well known representatives such as Bristol City and Bristol Rovers Football Club, plus a few other notable clubs such as Bristol Rugby club playing in the Premier league and the Bristol Basketball team. There are several cricket clubs, bowling alleys, tennis and squash clubs and much more.
Apart from the professional teams there are many other local soccer teams playing in and around Bristol such as “Bristol Casuals Football Association” known to themselves as a League for “old gits” or the Bristol Churches Football Association. Search the attractions section on this site for more information on the Professional teams, but the following links will take you to the most popular local teams:
Crown and Horseshoe: www.crownandhorseshoefc.co.uk
Bristol City: www.bcfc.premiumtv.co.uk
Torpedo AFC: www.web-teams.co.uk
Thornbury Falcons Junior Team: www.thornburyfalcons.com
Bristol Rovers: www.Bristolrovers.premiumtv.co.uk
Wessex Wanderers: www.wessexwanderers.co.uk
Bristol American Football
The Bristol Bullets American Football Club at Bristol Polytchnic (now UWE) by Terry Robinson, Aiden Bailey, Adi-Buer Puplampu and Albert Lambert Jnr.
Many years later this is an established team that welcomes new members. Training the BAWA is situated just off the Gloucester Road in Filton, 3 miles from UWE's Frenchay Campus, and a short walk from Gloucester Road and Filton Avenue. The BAWA Pavillion and American Football field are clearly visible from Southmead Road so it should be very hard to miss! If you are stuck for a lift to the ground, don't be shy, give Mat Dyke a call on 07752 005636 and he should be able to put you in touch with someone in your area with a car.
Check out the website for more info: www.Bristolbullets.co.uk
The Bristol Aztecs formed in 1990 are another American Football team running out of this City. They feature in the UK’s flag ship division of American football ‘BAFL Premier’. After sealing promotion in a thrilling campaign in 2005, the Aztecs were expecting to enter division 1 south, however, with division 1 north, and division 1 south now combined, the UK once again has a flagship division of American football, featuring the cream of UK coaching and playing talent, and the Aztecs are delighted to take up the challenge.
The same BAWA site is used for training. Check out times on their site.
Check out their website: www.aztecs.co.uk
Both these teams have cheerleaders aswell: www.eteamz.active.com
The Nations favourite sport has a home here.
There are a number of lakes
Lying in the heart of the Chew Valley, the lake is surrounded by unspoilt meadows and woods making a wonderful setting for a day's fishing. It consistently provides sport of a very high standard and with Blagdon lake recently played host to the prestigious World Flyfishing Championships.
Nestling close to the steep northern face of the Mendip Hills, Blagdon lake provides an idyllic setting for superb trout fishing. Sport is good from both bank and boat with the prolific fly life giving every chance of catching fish...
The clear water and rich fly life of the Barrows provide some of the best sport of all our fisheries. Located on the A38 just outside of Bristol they make the perfect venue for both the experienced angler and those just starting out.
These two small lakes - 24 acres in total - are available for hire on an exclusive basis. Why not enjoy the experience of having these two lakes just for you and a friend.
Check out this link for more information:
For sea anglers Bristol Channel angling is the place to be. bass, rays, conger, code, bull huss, smooth hounds estuary fish etc. Specialist knowledge is always important of course and we would recommend a specialist site site as www.Bristolchannelangling.co.uk
There is a good following for Basketball in Bristol. Three teams are recognised The Filton Flyers, Bristol Academy and Bristol Storm the home of women’s basketball. Nailsea, not so far from Bristol also has a WEBBA Division 3 team www.nailseabasketball.co.uk
This sport has really taken off over the last few years and continues to become a spectator sport.
Visit: www.Bristolbasketball.com for more information
Bristol Tennis & Bristol Squash
Bristol has a fine selection of tennis courts and is well known for its Bristol Lawn Tennis and Squash Club.
BLTSC is one of the leading tennis clubs in the South West and offers a full range of facilities to its members. They have eight grass courts and five hard courts, three of which are floodlit. New members of all standards are welcome and offer a full programme of social and competitive tennis, and a busy club social calendar.
The squash section at BLTSC is one of the leading clubs in the South West of England. The men's first team are recent champions of the Avon League, as well as regional finalists in the National Club Championships. They have six courts, including a coloured coaching court, which provide excellent playing facilities and are also used to host such prestigious events as the Avon Closed Championships and SRA Inter County matches.
They are a very active Club and run seven men's teams and three ladies' teams in the Avon winter leagues, as well as men's, ladies', over35`s and over45`s teams playing in their respective National competitions.