First ever Bristol Bears Family Day set for this Saturday

First ever Bristol Bears Family Day set for this Saturday

Posted on: 20 Sep 2022

Pat Lam’s Bears take on London Irish this Saturday in an epic clash that is also set to be the club’s first-ever ‘Family Day’.


Bears fans are invited to bring their friends and families along to Ashton Gate for ‘Family Day’, taking place on Saturday 24 September.


With homecoming hero, South Bristol-born prop, Ellis Genge back at the Gate, there is a growing sense of optimism amongst the Bristol faithful as they head into the 2022/23 Gallagher Premiership season.


Tickets for the clash can be found here.



The Bears are making the third game of the new season all about their young supporters. Schools and community clubs from all over Bristol and the surrounding area will be making their way to BS3 this Saturday.


The action-packed day will include signing sessions with Bears stars, face painting, children’s shows and a whole range of family-friendly activities all taking place around the stadium and in the brand-new Family Area.


In addition, at half time, fans could become the club’s ‘golden envelope’ winner; selected at random, the winner will receive a £50 gift card to spend on whatever they want in the Bristol Sport store.

It’s been a perfect start to the new season for Lam’s side with an 8-23 win over Wasps kicking off the campaign, followed by a narrow 31-29 victory at Ashton Gate over bitter rivals Bath.


Having topped the table in 2020/21, last season saw Bristol falter to a disappointing tenth-place finish – something that fans and players will be hoping to put behind them this time out.


The signs of improvement are certainly there with the re-signing of local hero and England international Ellis Genge (pictured below) already boosting the Bears’ performance levels. Fellow new faces Kyle Sinckler (another England international) and AJ MacGinty will also be hoping to make an impact.

Bristol Bears’ first ever Family Day (this Saturday 24 September) will coincide with the visit of London Irish, a side who lit up the Premiership last season thanks to their distinctive brand of rugby.


Tickets for the game can be purchased here.

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturday’s are spent watching his team both home and away.