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‘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?

https://www.facebook.com/events/200059203731378/

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.”

See: https://bristolnicaragua.wordpress.com/fundraising/

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…

http://www.mondialiantirazzisti.org/new/?lang=en

“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.

BIG FAT COW LOVE! xx

 

 

 

 

Full club meeting

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

Tournament planning fun! Note the date change – we blame D. Trump

Our City United 7-a-side football tournament

Posted by on Jan 22, 2017 in Diary, Tours/Tournaments | 0 comments

Easton Cowgirls have been invited to play Glasgow Utd as part of the ‘Our City United’ tournament in Manchester, followed by a Q&A. More players and supporters welcome! See the facebook event here

This is a 7 A Side Football Tournament involving teams from communities across Manchester and invited teams from across Britain and Europe. The ethos of the tournament is community and solidarity. The tournament will be played on Broadhurst Park playing fields next to FC Utd of Manchester’s new ground. FCUM are playing at home in the afternoon and there will be a special gig as part of the tournament in the FCUM bar at 9pm that night when trophies will be presented.

See info below from an article on Real Media

MANCHESTER TOURNAMENT TO UNITE THE UK’S LEFT-WING COMMUNITY FOOTBALL SCENE

On 11th of March Moston’s Broadhurst Park will host the Our City United 7-a-side football tournament. The competition will pit a number of local Manchester sides against sides from across the country. The teams are united by a commitment to values of community, equality and fairness in football.

Amongst those confirmed are Leicester’s FC Kolektivo Victoria – an autonomous, left-wing, community football club established in 2010 – and the Yorkshire St Pauli Supporters Group – a Yorkshire based fan club for supporters of St Pauli, a German side with a history of left-wing fan activism stretching back to the 1980s. According to the event’s organisers ‘the ethos of the tournament is community and solidarity.’

Broadhurst Park is the home ground of Manchester’s FC United, a community football club owned and democratically run by its members. The team was set up by disaffected Manchester United fans in the wake of Malcolm Glazer’s takeover in 2005. Like the teams participating in the tournament, FC United have a strong commitment to fan ownership and control, as well as stamping out discrimination and prejudice in the footballing community.

The event will also see a separate exhibition match between United Glasgow Women’s Team and Bristol’s Easton Cowgirls, and all those at the event are encouraged to attend the FC United of Manchester home game that afternoon. The evening’s prize giving ceremony will be hosted at the FC United Bar, and will include music from Glasgow-based folk punk band The Wakes.

Bring the Heat!

Posted by on Jan 14, 2017 in Diary, Events News | 0 comments

The Easton Cowboys and Cowgirls proudly present a 25th Anniversary Party, a fundraising night of Bands, DJ’s, Cocktails, Fun and Games.

Two rooms Featuring:

DJs

Feel the Real
Downbeat Melody Sound System
Peng Sound
Gumbo Show
Beats in Abundance
Lake
Kemback

Bands

UK:ID
The Houdinis
The Tremor Tones
Jon E Vistic Acoustic Set
Jalon Karaoke

Stupidity:

Shot for shot
Beat the keeper
Raffle
Scratchcards
Coconut Shy

 

Tickets £5 in advance or £7 on the door

The Easton Cowboys and Cowgirls is a Sports and Social Club with a membership of around 250 people and runs Men’s and Women’s Football teams, Men’s Cricket teams and Women’s Netball teams in local leagues. Social and with a social conscience, the club runs sports tournaments, arts and music events and has raised many thousands of pounds for causes in Mexico, Palestine, Malawi and the Teenage Cancer Trust and supports other voluntary groups and organisations in their development.

We have made links with and played sport with like minded groups all over the world, and have members from all areas and walks of life. We have no party political agenda but oppose all forms of oppression, sexism and racism as a guiding principle.

2017 is our 25th Anniversary and we are celebrating in style with a series of events, this is the first, which include an Alternative World Cup football tournament for Men and Women’s teams from all over Europe and South America in July. So this party is also a fundraiser for that.

So come join us to celebrate and Bring The Heat! to Easton with some brilliant music, some stupidity and a bar provided by our friends from The Plough, our HQ and spiritual home.

See you there!