Proudly East London football tournament

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Diary, Tours/Tournaments | 0 comments

We’ve very nicely been invited to Clapton Ultra’s ‘Proudly East London’ tournament 2017. Info below. Looks like we’ll be entering either 1 women’s and 1 men’s team, or a mixed team.

In partnership with Kick It Out and Fans For Diversity, we’re hosting our annual Proudly East London 5-a-side football tournament on Saturday July 15th 2017 and would like to invite your team to attend. The tournament aims to bring football teams and community groups together to celebrate the diversity of East London and promote inclusion both within and beyond football. We expect the tournament to run from around 12-6pm and hope to organise an after-party following the day’s play.

This year we’re aiming to build on last year’s event by including more teams and making sure the teams match up better. With this in mind, we ask that you roughly assess your team’s ability and/or competitiveness in terms of the following three categories:
1) Just for fun (i.e. non-competitive)
2) Half-decent (mixed ability)
3) Competitive (a majority of experienced players)
This will make it easier for us to match up teams and make sure that tournament works for everyone. If you’re a mixed or women’s team, we also ask if you could state whether you’d be happy to play against men’s and/or mixed teams. 
This year we’ll be running a food bank for our local refugee group, so please be prepared to bring along non-perishable food items to contribute to this. If you’d like to help out with refereeing, music or any other part of the preparation, please let us know. We run the tournament as volunteers on a tight budget so could always do with any extra pair of hands.
We hope you can join us this year so please get back to us once you’ve checked with your team.
In solidarity,
Clapton Ultras

‘Balls, Barriers and Balldozers’ showing, Newcastle

Posted by on Feb 12, 2017 in Diary, Events News | 0 comments

Side Cinema in Newcastle upon Tyne are screening ‘Balls, Barriers and Balldozers’; the 40 minute documentary about the Easton Cowgirls and Republica Internationale women’s football tour of the West Bank. The film will be followed by a Q&A with the film director and players from the tour.

Doors open at 18.30pm for a 19.00pm start.
Please buy tickets in advance for £5 (plus 50p bf) at:

All proceeds from the event will be donated to Hebron International Resource Network who facilitated the tour. Check out the trailer for a glimpse of what to expect:

Cows social: ‘Offside’ theatre performance

Posted by on Feb 12, 2017 in Diary, Events News, Team News | 0 comments

Cows social! Friday 7th April we are going to a showing of ‘Offside’: A new play by Sabrina Mahfouz and Hollie McNish, inspired by real, untold stories from the world of women’s football.

Watch the trailer here:

We are also possibly going for food before hand at ‘Fi real’

If you’re up for it let Ev know. All welcome.

‘1 day without us’ demo

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Community News, Events News | 0 comments

1 Day Without Us are organising a “day of action against racism and austerity” on 20th Feb, finishing with a demo at 5:30pm at the fountains. Perhaps we could send a cowfolk delegation?

Here’s the blurb:

No to austerity and racism, yes to diversity and equality!

We are people of different nationalities who have decided to act against the climate of racism, xenophobia and nationalism fomented by government rhetoric and mainstream media in the aftermath of Brexit.
We respect social and cultural diversity and fight against all forms of racism and inequality. We also recognise that most migrants in the UK were forced to move from their countries after the destruction of these economies by the impact of trade liberalisation, economic austerity policies and the economic crisis.
The Tory government’s agenda has systematically attacked working and social rights of people. In the post-Brexit climate, there is a specific ongoing attack of the government on the EU migrants, who will be used as an asset for the negotiations of Brexit, towards a further restriction of their rights in the UK. This is added to the rise of the existing xenophobic climate in the pre- and post-Brexit period, thereby targeting all migrants. The anti-immigration rhetoric also incorporates further restrictions to migrants’ access to the welfare system, creating a divided society of first, second and third class citizens.
The scapegoating of migrants and refugees will not solve the problems faced by the UK population.

We want to act in solidarity with the British employees, students and pensioners, defending our common rights and confronting austerity and inequality.

We campaign for the following:
• Defending the working, democratic and social rights of all people living in the UK, migrants and British citizens alike
• An up-front guarantee for existing EU people in the UK to stay and work
• The free movement of people
• An end to austerity and the improvement of living standards in the whole of Europe
• No scapegoating of migrants
• No to racism, nationalism and fascism
• Equal rights for all people regardless of their origin

We call everyone to attend the national day of action “One day Without US” in solidarity with EU nationals and immigrants who work, live and study in the UK, on the 20th of February.

In Bristol from 12.00 in the Foutnains with multicultural art performances and food and at 17.30 for a demo

AS Lille visit for Access Sport

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Diary, Events News, Tours/Tournaments | 0 comments

In April a team from Amicale Sportive de Lille will be visiting Bristol to take part in a charity tournament consisting of teams from Bristol Women’s Football Casual League and a men’s 11 a side match, raising money for AccessSport.

Copa Lucrecia Lindo

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Team News | 0 comments

As always we will be entering 1 or a few women’s teams into this years Copa Lucrecia Lindo on 21st May. This is a fun, friendly tournament hosted by Bristol Link with Nicaragua, aiming to raise money for women’s and children’s projects in an under-developed area of Nicaragua:

“The women’s tournament, Lucrecia Lindo is named after a female doctor turned guerilla who was killed liberating Puerto Morazan from the National Guard in 1979. The funds raised from this tournament go towards women’s projects such as the womens’ shrimp-farming co-op and solidarity projects against Nicaragua’s ban on theraputic abortion.”


More details to follow nearer the time.

Copas Sandino & Lucrecia Lindo

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Diary, Events News, Tours/Tournaments | 0 comments

The annual Copa Sandino (men’s) and Copa Lucrecia Lindo (women’s) footy tournaments hosted by Bristol Link with Nicaragua will be May 21st this year. Always a good craic with great latino food, and raising money to develop solidarity, education and healthcare projects in Puerto Morazán, Nicaragua.

New Cowgirls committee for 2017

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Team News | 0 comments

It was the Cowgirls footy Annual General Meeting last night, which meant a re-elect of the committee. Isy stepped down as vice-chair after 2 years of sterling work. She is replaced by Harry. As Molly has buggered off to Leeds she was also replaced as social sec by Wendy and Ev. The rest of the committee clung firmly to their positions:

Chair: Soooooz

Vice-chair: Harry

Secretary: Sally FW

Treasurer: Ev

Social secretary: Wendy/Ev

We look forward to ‘serving’ you for another year, ooh err missus! Don’t forget there are always loads of opportunities to get more involved in the club on and off the pitch – fundraising, organising games/event/talks/tournaments, media stuff, coaching, sorting out kit, you name it! Whatever you want to do, make it happen!

Mondiali Antirazzisti 2017

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Diary, Events News, Tours/Tournaments | 0 comments

A few Cowgirls are already planning on heading to this years Mondiali…

“Mondiali Antirazzisti was born on 1997 for an idea by Progetto Ultrà-UISP Emilia Romagna in cooperation with Istoreco (Institute for Research on the Resistance) Reggio Emilia. The input was very easy: to organize a real festival with the direct involvement and mixing of realities considered conflicting. In fact, the fan groups are normally labeled as racist and the migrant communities are considered dangerous. This formula which united non competitive football, fan, music concerts, with a common life in the camping has been successful. The success of this event is determined from the fact all the people who came at Mondiali have decided to come back the year after, carrying other friends intrigued from the stories told by the participants. During the last years, Mondiali become more a more a real multicultural festival and a concrete experience of struggling against each form of discrimination.”

Easton Cowboys & Cowgirls Silver Mooo-bilee

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in 25th anniversary, Club News, Diary, Events News, Tours/Tournaments | 0 comments

We are celebrating our 25th anniversary ‘Silver Mooo-bilee’ in style with a mens and womens football tournament (teams by invite only), camping, bands and DJ’s, kids stuff and merriment galore. It’s gunna be BIG!

We’ll be sending out full info to all invited teams shortly.