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Yorkshire St Pauli AntiRa

Posted by on May 22, 2019 in Diary, Tours/Tournaments | 0 comments

Invite from Yorkshire St Pauli:

Saturday 15th June, 11am-4pm-ish, £5 per player for those who can afford it, free otherwise. Usual procedure and environment to previous YSP tournaments, except this year we will be encouraging all teams to field mixed gender teams.

Let us know if you can make it 🙂 
Love and solidarity,
YSP

Womens footy training moving to Eastville Park for the summer

Posted by on May 22, 2019 in Team News | 0 comments

As of Thursday 23rd May. Same time, different place, more horse flies.

Cowgirls kickabout to protest the ‘hostile environment’

Posted by on May 14, 2019 in Community News, Diary, Events News | 0 comments

COWGIRLS FOOTY TRAINING IS CANCELLED THIS WEEK. INSTEAD…

We will be heading to College Green at 7pm and then Castle Park in our kits to have a kick about, wave banners and talk to people to show our opposition to the UK governments ‘hostile environment’ policy and the indefinite detention of asylum seekers.

This protest was planned in unity with our our friends Mount Pleasant Park FC in Sheffield, who contacted us after one of their members, Victor Mujakachi, was detained by the Home Office in Sheffield along with several other Zimbabweans. Victor is a prominent and active member of the community in Sheffield, including managing ASSIST’s night shelter for refused asylum-seekers, and also manages the ASSIST football team.


Victor Mujakachi

Mount Pleasant, with the support of These Walls Must Fall, are coordinating a number of football teams in the UK to stage similar kick abouts outside their nearest Home Office buildings on Thursday 16th.

Everyone is welcome to join us on Thursday. Please wear your Cowfolk shirts if possible. And if you are free tonight (Monday) there will be banner making at Soooooz’s place.

Read more and sign the petition to support Victors stay in the UK here.

And if you would like to educate yourself on the harm that detention centers cause check out These Walls Must Fall.

Neneh is a Cowgirl

Posted by on Mar 15, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

So Neneh Cherry is a Cowgirl!!!!!

That’s our scarf… honest

How did this happen?

Well it all started in a lush Sunday morning with the Ultra’s handing Mathern Casuals a 3-1 beating at Speedwell, then the obligatory drinks at HQ, which turned into a session (surprise).

Don’t know how it happened but a few intrepid Cowboys joined a crew of Cowgirls on a mission to SWX. Luckily the boys secured guest list, jumped the queue and got handed free drinks and tickets, cheers Agron!!!!

It’s all a bit blurry but we bounced around the place and when the show started headed for the balcony for prime viewing.

Then strangely my scarf found itself rolled up in my hand and….. Oh shit Nenah takes a direct hit and now Ms Cherry is adorned in a fabulous Cowfolk scarf which she wore for most of her set, which I am sure was very good.

I am sure Nenah holds dear all of our beliefs and is a more than worthy ambassador for the Cowfolk, probably more than the idiot that chucked his scarf at her.

Good news is that I got my scarf back, along with an epic hangover!!!!

So if you’re out and about and see famous people….throw things at them.

By Ian.

Palestinian running team fundraising for UK trip

Posted by on Mar 14, 2019 in Community News | 0 comments

Right to Movement Palestine, a team of Palestinian runners, are coming to Wales in June to take part in the Welsh Castles Relay.

Right to Movement Palestine was established in 2012 and take their name from Article 13 of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, The Right to Freedom of Movement. RTM uses running as a tool to highlight the basic human right of freedom of movement and to empower women to be the future leaders and runners of Palestine. RTM has nine branches all over Palestine and a few international branches. We initiated the Palestine Marathon which takes place in Bethlehem each year and is listed by AIMS (Approved International Marathons and distance Races).

They are fundraising to to pay for race fees, accommodation and transport – donate here.

If anyone is keen to run with them, you can be put on the reserve list in case there are any visa dramas.

Also, if you know anyone who could lend them a minibus from 6th-9th June please get in touch: linda.jensen@ntlworld.com

Remembering Anna Campbell

Posted by on Mar 14, 2019 in Community News, Events News | 0 comments

Anna Campbell was a friend of the Easton Cowgirls and joined us on tour to Antwerp. She was sadly killed in Syria last year. There is a gathering on 15th March to remember Anna and celebrate what she believed in, to which all are welcome https://www.facebook.com/events/556358571535857/

“15th March 2019 marks the first anniversary of when we lost Anna Campbell. Anna went out to Rojava, the Kurdish region of Syria, to join the Kurdish struggle against fascism. She was inspired by the revolution because of the politics of direct democracy, feminism and environmentalism and fought with the YPJ (Women’s Protection Units), who have been at the forefront in the fight against ISIS. Anna was killed by a Turkish airstrike whilst defending the city of Afrin.

Anna lived in Bristol before she left for Rojava, and throughout her life was active in many groups and causes, including prison abolition, feminism, anti-fascism and animal liberation.

Join with us to remember Anna and all those who have fallen in the struggle, and to take a stand for all that she, and we, believe in. The demonstration will be followed by a gathering at Hydra Bookshop, where Anna volunteered, to launch a zine made by Anna’s friends and comrades and to (hopefully) link up with the Internationalist Commune in Rojava. If you have ideas or contributions for the gathering please get in touch by email on bristolantifascists@riseup.net.

Friends, comrades and all those who wish to remember Anna and others are welcome. Meeting point is the International Brigades plaque at 2pm.”

Copa Sandino & Copa Lucrecia

Posted by on Mar 10, 2019 in Diary, Events News, Tours/Tournaments | 0 comments

Annual mens and womens footy tournaments, raising money for BLINCs amazing work in Nicaragua. More details to follow.

CACKK camp 2019

Posted by on Mar 7, 2019 in Diary, Events News | 0 comments

Let us know if you want to get involved in planning! More details to follow soon

EGM

Posted by on Mar 6, 2019 in Club News, Diary | 0 comments

To discuss proposed changes to the constitution suggested by the cricket team (see January’s Peashooter for proposed changes).

For those not in the know, a summary of the background to this EGM along with previous relevant meeting minutes will be sent out shortly.

Bristol Community Kickabout

Posted by on Mar 6, 2019 in Diary, Events News | 0 comments

A monthly gathering of Cowfolk, their friends and families to build community and get to know each other through an informal, non competitive football match. We would also like to reach out to refugee and asylum seeking groups to see if there would be an interest in getting to know each other through football.

Happening on the last Sunday of every month, meet at the Netham Park Pavillion at 2pm.

This is an inclusive setting where all are welcome to play mixed football, but this is not obligatory.

Please bring some drinks and food to share for after the match.

The event is kid friendly.

First gathering on Sunday, March 31st, rain or shine or sleet or cloud or mist or fog.

If anyone has a gazebo and/or table to lend that would be ace, tunes welcome too – get in touch julian.harrison5@gmail.com.

For the Facebookers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2259400407662705/