Sporting exchanges have been an integral part of the relationship between Bristol and Hannover, and this anniversary year is no exception. All the events below are being supported financially by Bristol-Hannover Council.
July 29th – Hannover Roller ‘Derby Dolls’ coming to Bristol!
The return match (bout) (Bristol Roller Derby went to Hannover in 2014) between Hannover (http://dolls.rollerderby-hannover.de/) and Bristol’s B team (http://www.bristolrollerderby.com/) will now take place on Saturday 29th July at the Centre for Sport at the University of the West of England. This will be an afternoon event, the exact time is yet to be confirmed. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
September 1-4th – Hannover badminton players in Bristol!
The Bristol-Hannover Badminton Exchange has been running for more than 30 years, and the latest visit is incoming in September. 14 Hannoverian badminton players will play the Bristol team at Ashton Park school on Friday 1st September from 6-9 p.m and on Saturday 2nd September from 2-6 p.m. The clubs will have a social programme while the visitors are here. Further information on the exchange from Jackie Millward at email@example.com.
October 13-16th October – Hannover Lindenverein Rowing Club in Bristol!
October will see the latest exchange visit in this long-running partnership between the Ariel Rowing Club of Bristol and Lindenverein of Hannover. This time 11 rowers will come over to row with and against Ariel in their beautiful river surroundings in St Anne’s. Their visit will coincide for the first time with Ariel’s annual dinner, which will be a first, and will add spice to their ever-lively social programme. Bristol leader Steve Howie met his wife Itta, also a rower, in Hannover while on one of the rowing exchanges, so it’s a great context for socialising! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
December 1-4th – Bristol School of Gymnastics exchange with Hannover
Details not yet confirmed, but in this, their 30th year of exchanging with the gymnasts of Hannover, there will be an exchange between the two groups of mainly teenagers. Watch this space!