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Bristol Bisons RFC

The South West's only inclusive and gay friendly rugby team

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Ben Wainwright7:49am22nd of July 2014 0

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  • The Bowl, Town Gardens, Old Town, Swindon, SN1 4EN
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Now that the big one is over, there is still a few more Prides to attend. In the last few years a few of us have made it along in kit to Swindon & Wiltshire Pride.

It’s a great laugh, everyone is very friendly and generally we have a blast, only with less stress than Bristol pride. Would love to see you there!

Ben Wainwright7:58pm17th of July 2014 0

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  • Cotham Park RFC, Beggar Bush Lane, Bristol, BS8 3TF

Now that the glitter has settled and the sound of the Freemasons has stopped ringing in your ears, we thought it might be a good time to let you all know that it is time to dig out your boots, dust off your scrum caps and make sure your tiniest shower towels are on hand, because training starts again in two weeks.

Many of you know the drill, but for those that don’t, here is how it works: turn up at 7pm, make sure to bring some kind of sports clothing, studded boots or trainers, shampoo and a towel. New players are always welcome, so if you are unsure about anything please make sure to send us an email using the contact form on the About Us page. See you there!

Ben Wainwright11:59am13th of July 2014 0

See below for details of the upcoming fixture against Cardiff Lions RFC. Friends and supporters are always welcome to our matches so let us know if you want to come along.

  • Kickoff is at 2:00pm, players please arrive for 12:00pm
  • 17 Forest Farm Rd Cardiff CF14 7JN

Cutting the Ribbon for Pride

10th of July 2014 0

prideSo probably, you have reached this page because somebody has given you a handout, or you’ve just caught a glimpse of the glorious Bisons pink marching in the parade, so you thought you would check us out.

As it happens, you have chanced on us at the right time. Not only are we launching ourselves upon the thousands of homosexuals, bisexuals, transexuals, heterosexuals and other greek/latin compounds that may well flood into our city on Saturday, but we thought we would take the opportunity to undertake a launch of another kind. That is right; it is time to officially pronounce the new look BisonsRFC.co.uk OPEN.

Please feel free to have a look around and learn a bit more about our team. If you haven’t already found time to flirt with a rugby player, then look out for our kit today as many of (More…)

Lisbon Registration

27th of May 2014 0

Just a quick one from me; it has been asked that I post on here to remind people to register for Lisbon. For those that weren’t aware, you need to have registered by this Saturday (the 31st of May). Registrations can be made through their website.

Alan Collins9:54am24th of May 2014

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  • Cardiff
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Men can be brilliant, but we can be crap about talking about “stuff downstairs”.

One in eight men will develop Prostate Cancer and one in twelve of us will develop bowel cancer at some point in our lives – which is a startling thought when you stand on a pitch on a Saturday and look at the other fourteen guys standing next to you.

But cancer doesn’t just affect the one with the diagnosis; it also affects those you love and who love us. Following the recent news of the diagnosis of a close friend and long time supporter of Bristol Bisons RFC and being the manliest of men, we’re stepping up!

So while we may not be exactly cover model types (speak for yourself) we’ll run, swim, crawl, climb and fight our way to prove that the Bisons can take on (More…)

Alan Collins11:06am22nd of May 2014

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  • Event Details
  • To 1st of June 2014
  • The Holford Arms, Knockdown, Tetbury., GL8 8QY
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Our Annual Camping Event returns for its 2nd year and will be held at the Holford Arms, Tetbury on the edge of beautiful Cotswolds.

This is a great chance for all of the Bristol Bisons family both Players and Supporters to get together and take advantage of the spectacular scenery that we have right on our doorstep – we’ve even brought our own bears!

It’ll cost £10 per person per night with a £5 supplement for electrical hookup so you can join us for as long as you’d like.

There’s a live blues band playing on Friday evening and you can even have a cooked breakfast for £8.

Get the dates in your diary Ladies and Gents and if you have any more questions please contact James.

A Game of Two Halves (which took part on the same day… just about!)

14th of May 2014

SONY DSCWith strong winds reminiscent of the time when a house was dropped on the Wicked Witch of The East, the Bisons hosted the Birmingham Bulls in a return fixture but came away disappointed with the final score of 12-51.

The Bulls kicked off but quickly found themselves offside resulting in a Bisons scrum. Despite a strong Brummy pack, the Bisons won the ball holding the opposition to ground and cleared the ball trying to gain ground by going across the pitch. Unfortunately they ran into an overlapped defence and the Bulls turned the ball over and charged down the pitch for a try taking an early lead but failing to convert.

Bisons captain and fly half Lee Penfold kicked off with the rest of team furiously chasing down the ball well into opposition territory before the Bulls took the ball (More…)

Match Result (Birmingham Bulls)

Ben Wainwright5:46pm10th of May 2014

The results for the match played on the 10th of May 2014 are now in!

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Beta Website Launch

2nd of May 2014 0

Beta_TestingOk ladies and gentleman, it gives me great pleasure to introduce you to the new BisonsRFC.co.uk website. Credit for the awesome redesigned logo that you see at the top goes to Charlie Ghost. I would also like to thank Christos for his help ‘project managing’ me during the early stages of implementation, and to Alan for offering to help take over responsibility for managing this beast so I can concentrate on my course.

Features

The site is built on top of the popular blogging platform called ‘WordPress’, which means that it benefits from an amazingly easy to use interface at the backend. Using WordPress has also meant that I have been able to customise it in various ways such as having fixture details, scores and also social events featured on the blog as well as being permanently listed on the (More…)