It’s the eve of the fourth season for our re-launched ‘Gas Girls’ and after a summer of triumph for the Lionesses, excitement for the women’s game has reached fever pitch!
On Sunday at 2pm, Bristol Rovers Women’s FC will host Royal Wootton Bassett in the South West Regional Premier Division at Lockleaze Sports Centre, and there’s already been a lot of interest from supporters. After successfully completing back-to-back league titles, the ‘Gas Girls’ are ready to take on a new challenge, in tier 5 of the Women’s pyramid.
Pre-Season preparations have gone well with three wins in three, but on Sunday the hard-work really begins. A group of our girls will be joined by First-Team Manager Nathan Hallett-Young at half-time during Saturday's mens-team game against Morecombe, to chat about Sunday's fixture and the season ahead.
Tickets for the match are absolutely free and we encourage supporters to register by clicking here.
If you’re new to watching the ‘Gas Girls’ and you want to be a part of our exciting journey, then we hope that the information below will help!
Where do the ‘Gas Girls’ play their home matches?
Bristol Rovers Women's play at the Lockleaze Sports Centre, Bonnington Walk, Lockleaze, Bristol, BS7 9XF. The £6m facility was built in 2018 and boasts a UEFA standard 4G pitch, where the 'Gas Girls' train and play every week.
How do I get there?
Lockleaze Sports Centre is easily accessible by car, bus and train.
By Car: LSC can be accessed by leaving Station Road (A4174) onto Filton Avenue. Once you reach the crossroads with the Tesco Express on your right hand side, turn left onto Bridge Walk. Keep following this road until you pass see the sign for LSC on the left hand side.
By Bus: There are stops that are situated on Filton Avenue which are a ten-minute walk from LSC, just off Toronto Road. Bus No. 70 & 73 pass the Toronto Road stops.
By Train: Filton Abbey Road is the nearest train station to LSC. Simply walk up the pathway next to the MOD building and you'll soon arrive at the LSC.
Is there car parking available?
Yes. The car park is free. It can be busy on match days, however there is usually available space nearby over-flow car park.
Do I pay for entry?
No. Entry to 'Gas Girls' matches are free. We recommend that spectators register beforehand. This gives the staff at Lockleaze a better understanding of what numbers they can expect.
Can I buy refreshments?
Yes. Lockleaze Sports Centre has a bar serving beer, soft drinks and snacks. There's also a fully functional kitchen that will be serving food throughout the day.
Where can I stand to watch the match?
Lockleaze Sports Centre has an open-air balcony and viewing platform that gives you an excellent view which overlooks the pitch. Spectators can also gain viewing access from behind the fencing at pitch-side.
Can I purchase ‘Gas Girls’ merchandise?
We aim to have a small stall at Lockleaze Sports Centre, selling scarves, bucket hats, caps at £10 with badges and more to be a little bit cheaper. If you would like to purchase any items, cash would be preferable but we are looking at options where you can pay via your card.
Can I bring my grassroots club to be guests at a ‘Gas Girls’ match-day?
Absolutely! We want to ensure that all junior girls clubs have a fantastic experience with us. Players get to meet the players, get some free goodies, have a kick-about on the pitch before the match and be the guard of honour as the players walk out. We have some clubs already booked in, so email us today and we can arrange a suitable date for you. We don't charge a single penny either!