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Casual league game 1 match report

Posted by on Oct 13, 2018 in Results/Reports | 0 comments

Mooyakas soggy but happy after scoring 14 in their first game of the season

Saturday 6th October

Cowgirls Mooyakas   14 – 1   Bananas

Cowgirls Legendairies   1 – 3   Chicken Tikka Mo Salah

Match report by Wendy

The 2nd match day of the Casual League had arrived at last, and there was a hum of tense and super soggy excitement in the slippery October air. Throughout both Cow matches some of the balls were hard and tight, with Mooyakas squeezing them like lemons at a disco juice bar….and some were equally as loose and wet, with the Legendaries squeezing limes through gritted udders. No matter what the weather we wouldn’t be stopped. Even though a high percentage of us were clearly piss wet through.

Actually when heading the ball it wasn’t fun, it was more of a ‘Goodnight Vienna’ moment with the emoji face avec crosses on eyes.

Regardless… both teams ‘ploughed’ through like shaking wet puppies, ready to piss up a pregnant spectator’s leg at half time. Sorry Issy.

The marvellous Mooyakas took the fabulous Bananas out for a quick spin-rinse in their washing machine of doom. A soggy banana split that neither team will forget at a score of 14- 1. The bananas held their stalks high regardless.

The Legendairies also battled hard against Tikka Mo Salah’s dink, dink dink of pinball style passes…carving around corners like pumpkins on acid…and thus sadly lost 3-1…… TMS were good craic though and were stronger than an expresso martini after midnight, when you’re already down the swanny.

Anyway it was a formidable day of wonder and much joy was had by all. Farewell x

Bristol Womens Football Casual League is growing!

Posted by on Oct 12, 2018 in Community News, Team News | 0 comments

Easton Cowgirls have two teams in the Bristol Womens Football Casual League this season, which kicked off last month. The Casual League was formed in 2012 with just 5 teams (3 of them Cowgirls) and has since grown to 12 teams, a league cup and an annual tournament. It aims to provide a welcoming and inclusive space for women of all abilities to play football in a fun and less competitive environment than traditional 11-a-side leagues.

The Cowgirls (especially Zoe, Harry and Soooooz) have played a big part in making the Casual League the flipping amazing thing it is today and it’s something we’re extremely proud of. BWFCL brings together a hugely diverse group of women with a common love of the beautiful game (and having a right old laugh), and we believe has been a force for good in our community – encouraging more women to try or return to the game, promoting community cohesion and raising lots of money and awareness for various charities! We’ve also made lots of good new mates from the other teams, most of whom are as crazy as us!

We have won the league *almost* every season so far, but the competition is getting stronger! So if you’d like to come and support us, check out the fixture dates on the BWFCL website and get yourselves up to Brunel Academy. All the league games are played on 2 adjacent pitches on the same day and it’s a fun, kiddie-friendly atmosphere – often with cake! And of course we all troop down the the Plough afterwards for a post-game pint/pop/bag of crisps.

 

Cowgirls and Cowboys oppose the DFLA

Posted by on Oct 12, 2018 in Diary, Events News | 0 comments

A group of Cowgirls and Cowboys are heading to London on Saturday to join a protest against the far-right Democratic Football Lads Alliance, who use sexual violence as an excuse to promote Islamophobia. They will be proudly wearing their ECC kits and joining members of the Feminist Antifascists Bloc to stand up against the DFLA’s attempts to cause fear and division in our society.

Full info below from the event facebook page and read an article on the worrying recent rise of far-right activity here.

 

Endorsed by:
Women’s Strike Assembly – (London, Birmingham, Cardiff); Kurdish Student Union UK, Sisters Uncut (SE London, North London, Birmingham); Women’s March – London; Plan C – (London, Birmingham, Essex, Cambridge); The x:talk project, Sister not Cister UK, Disabled People Against the Cuts (DPAC), Glasgow Anti-fascist Collective, SolFed, Birmingham Anti-Fascists, Feminist Fightback, Lesbian and Gays Support the Migrants, Sisters of Frida, Easton Cowgirls Football Club (Bristol), Cleaner and Allied Independent Workers Union (CAIWU), SDLD50, Shipley Feminist Zealots, Asian Mums Network, Women United, Another Europe is Possible, 8 March Women’s Organisation(Iran-Afghanistan)-UK,
Brazilian Women Against Fascism – UK

Image: reproduced with kind permission by National Confederation of Labour Spain (CNT). Poster was produced for the Women’s Strike 2018

Proudly East London tournament

Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 in Diary, Events News, Tours/Tournaments | 0 comments

Update: it was a wet but fun weekend. Clapton CFC showed us how football should be played – with respect!

 

We’ve been invited to Clapton Ultras ‘Proudly East London Tournament’ on the August bank holiday weekend. We had an amazing time last year, the Cowgirls won the women’s tournament and had a great time at the party afterwards. I would also highly recommend going to the Clapton game on the Saturday! By far the best experience you will ever get at a football match – if you thought the cowfolk could chant you ‘ain’t seen nothing compared to these guys! Details below…

 

Clapton Ultras would like to invite you to the fourth edition of Proudly East London, our annual football tournament celebrating all the reasons that bigots hate us. This edition will be held in Walthamstow, in line with our completely unplanned tradition of holding it in a different East London borough each year.

There will also be events across the weekend with some also being organised by Clapton CFC, the newly launched refreshed club that is fully members owned, who will be playing at the ground behind the five aside pitches next season. Their match on the Saturday is currently the first match they will be playing on this ground, against another historic team who were the first to ever lift the FA Cup, and who went on to lift it another four times, matching Clapton’s tally of five FA Cup wins in the Amateur competition.

The schedule and a lot of details are yet to be finalised, and there may be more to come, but right now it’s looking a little something like this:

Friday 24th August
20:00 – The History of Walter Tull, with Phil Vasili and maybe more

Saturday 25th August
15:00 – Clapton CFC v Wanderers

Sunday 26th August
12:00-17:30 – Proudly East London, 5-a-side Football Tournament
20:00 – Afterparty

In solidarity,
Clapton Ultras

Once Upon A Time In The Westcountry

Posted by on Jul 21, 2018 in Diary, Events News, Tours/Tournaments | 0 comments

All Cowfolk invited to the Devon tourno by the sea on 1st-2nd September. 8 teams incl World 11 so loads of footy + partying to be had…

 

The incredible Once Upon A Time In The Westcountry returns to a new site near the beautiful seaside village of Bantham.

The invite only football + music festival will take place the first weekend in September. It’s open to all! (Only the football is by invitation)

There will be beautiful food, epic parties, shocking football and lovely people. We can’t wait to see you again…

Tickets here : https://www.tickettailor.com/events/disco1/185975

 

 

Unison Regional Games 2018

Posted by on Jul 18, 2018 in Diary, Events News, Tours/Tournaments | 0 comments

A bunch of Cowfolk are heading up to Birmingham to take part in the Unison West Midlands Regional Games, alongside our friends AFC Unity of Sheffield, to do a whole load of sports and other stuff. Contact Linner if you’d like to go.

Dünsbach 2018 network tournament

Posted by on Jun 28, 2018 in Diary, Events News, Tours/Tournaments | 0 comments

This years big network tournament is in Dünsbach, hosted by ICE Neckarstraße & ASV-Stuttgart. Full details here.

There is a coach going from the plough Thursday AM returning Monday. £100 (or less) per person. To book your space speak to Jack D.

Woooooop big times!

Cowgirls footy training cancelled 28th June

Posted by on Jun 28, 2018 in Team News | 1 comment

No womens footy training tonight cos we’ll all be in the Plough watching the England game instead! Training will resume at the same time/day next week but now at Eastville Park for the summer!

CACKK camp 2018: Heroes and Villains!

Posted by on Jun 28, 2018 in Diary, Events News | 0 comments

COWBOYS AND COWGIRLS KIDS KLUB: CACKK CAMP 2018

With mask making, face-painting, banner and flag making, kids disco, adults disco! Fire, giant waterslide, kids football and a Mums/Dads game planned too. All happening in the beautiful setting of Milton Farm near Wookey Hole – so bring yourself and your kids along!

The theme this year is Heroes and Villains – (Goodies and Baddies!) so raid that dressing up box.

Cost: £40 for weekend based on family of 2 adults 2 kids (£30 for one night); for one adult families it is £30 for weekend and £20 for one night). Pay CACKK on the weekend – don’t book with venue.

HOPE TO SEE YOU AND YOUR KIDS SOON!!! CACKK (Easton Cowboys and Cowgirls Kids Klub)

Further info on the CACKK facebook page – ask to join – or email cackk-list@eastoncowboys.org.uk.