The club’s UEFA Champions League success in 2014, beating Raheny United and FC Barcelona has resulted in the Vixens gaining 5 places in the rankings to 13th. Bristol Academy are now the third placed highest English team in the rankings, behind Arsenal and Birmingham.The ranking is calculated the same as the FIFA Women’s World Ranking for National teams. Using matches from The FA Women’s Super League and the UEFA Womens Champions league to calculate the Vixens score.The club is looking forward to the 2015 season, with the Champions League Quarter-Final games against Frankfurt in March and WSL campaign also commencing in the Spring.Click here to buy your 2015 season ticket – Early Bird discount available until the end on January!For more information on the European Women’s Club Ranking and to see the full list click here.
The hooker told Bristol Rugby TV that the players had worked hard on the training ground and were targeting a place in the last four of the competition.Subscribe to Bristol Rugby TV by clicking here.
The right-back spent four years with City’s latest loan recruit at Peterborough United before both moved on from London Road in 2014.Tomlin has joined City on loan from Premier League Bournemouth until the end of the season, and Little feels the forward-thinking 27-year-old will have a positive effect on the group.“I’m absolutely buzzing,” he told Bristol City Player HD.“I was surprised and I thought he was having me on! I still didn’t believe him until I saw him being interviewed and holding up shirts.“He’s certainly a top-end Championship player and has capabilities of playing in the Premier League, which is why Bournemouth signed him.“He’s shown in training that he’s extremely good, and I guarantee he’ll be a big help to this team. He knows the league inside out and is a great addition.”Birmingham City are tomorrow’s visitors to Ashton Gate (3pm kick-off), and are the second side in three games to be a former rival of Little’s.The ex-Wolves man played in just one West Midland derby against the Blues whilst at Molineux, but has other reasons to be more up the match than most.“I had a pre-season at Blues and I didn’t end up signing for them so it’s another personal game for me,” he said.“I have a couple of good friends there I used to live with. I was in digs with Stephen Gleeson for three years and it looks like I could be up against David Davis on my side; I was with him at Wolves for five or six years so it’ll be a good game to come back into.”
It’s a mouth-watering fixture for both sets of fans and the Robins faithful have also been called on to raise the decibels at the Cardiff City Stadium.The City boss is no stranger to the tie: he played against them a number of times as a player, scoring against the Bluebirds on New Year’s Day in 2011 and he’s managed four City matches against them – Sunday will be his fifth – since hanging up his boots.Johnson told BCTV: “It’s been a fantastic season for them, there’s no doubting that. Neil (Warnock) has gone there after they were relegation fodder at one point. He’s turned them into genuine promotion candidates.”We know it will be a good, tough derby, it will be an aggressive game too. We won’t have as many fans down there as we would have liked so there’s even more emphasis on our fans making the noise to help the boys on the pitch.”I think they will be very functional, organised and they have a lot of physical players in their team. They make you defend all over the pitch.”
Lee Johnson chats to BCTV after his side’s 2-2 draw with Barnsley.
Pat Lam’s men face Nottingham at the Clifton training base at 2.30pm, before hosting Connacht at Ashton Gate (7.45pm KO).The clash with Nottingham is free of charge, while entry at Ashton Gate for the fixture with Connacht is £10 for adults, £5 for U19s and £1 for U12s.*The lower Lansdown Stand will be open, with seating unreserved. Tickets are available online by clicking here.Bristol’s opening pre-season clash takes place on Saturday, August 18th versus PRO14 outfit Scarlets at Carmarthen Park (2.30pm KO).*£1 booking fee applies. No fee when select print at home/mobile ticket selected online
The Community Trust will be delivering its popular holiday football camps at South Bristol Sports Centre throughout October half-term.In partnership with StreetGames and FIVES Soccer Centre, the club’s official charity will host a week-long camp from October 29th – November 2nd, delivering an action-packed programme of football, with the emphasis heavily placed on enjoyment.The camps will run from 10am-2pm each day, and are designed to give children aged six-11 the opportunity to learn and practise a range of techniques, whilst socialising with other youngsters from across the city in a fun and safe environment.
Bristol Flyers make their long-awaited return to BBL action as they welcome Manchester Giants to the WISE Campus for the first time this season.Everything you need to know ahead of Saturday’s game can be found below.
Charlie Cresswell headed the away side into the lead after only five minutes, the defender was left unmarked from a corner.From another corner, Leeds scored their second. Niall Huggins curled in from the edge of the area after a rehearsed set-piece routine.City had a few chances in the game, with Sam Pearson and Marcus Day threatening, but were unable to find a goal on this occasion.The Under-18s had come into this fixture following back-to-back wins, against Ipswich and Colchester.But they made the worst possible start when defender Creswell was left unmarked from a Leeds corner, as the away side took the lead with only five minutes gone.The game’s opening half was lacking in chances, with the wind hindering both sides when trying to attack.However, Leeds managed to double their advantage from another corner. From a seemingly rehearsed set-piece routine, Jack Jenkins dummied the ball for Huggins to strike. His effort curled beyond Will Buse to put Leeds 2-0 ahead.City struggled to create chances in the first half, with Day coming closest. A cross from James Taylor found Day, whose strong strike forced a good save from Leeds goalkeeper Josh Rae.The second half picked up where the first left off, as Day threatened again. His effort, however, was easy enough for the goalkeeper to claim.Leeds would come close to adding to their score. Nickolas Haugland was close with his chance, but his shot was over Buse’s crossbar.Sam Pearson would be the closest City player to scoring in the second half, but saw his acrobatic volley saved by goalkeeper Rae.A disappointing result, but City travel away to Hull next weekend (March 16th) and will try to bounce back with a win.City Under-18s: Buse, James Taylor, Soady, Smith, Low, C.Pearson, S.Pearson, Towler (Conway), Bell, Britton, Day (Jamie Taylor). Unused subs: Robertson, Gould.Words: Ryan Payne
Kim Oliver’s side will be looking to replicate their last home performance, which saw them beat Worcester Valkyries 34-5 in round 15. Richmond’s last outing saw them draw 26-26 against Gloucester-Hartbury, meaning they still haven’t won a game since round 13 when they beat Darlington Mowden Sharks.