Easton Cowgirls Women’s Football Club
Always anti-facist, always inclusive and always a shambles!
Easton Cowgirls are a women’s football club based in Easton, Bristol. We organise training and games to enable women of all ages (18+) and abilities to play football.
We welcome women who have never played before as well as more experienced players, and also encourage women who have stopped playing to return to the game.
For more information email email@example.com, check out our facebook page, follow us on twitter or just turn up to a training session (details below).
We’re not just a football team!
Easton Cowgirls & Cowboys at St Pauli Anti-Ra 2014
Easton Cowgirls are part of the Easton Cowboys and Cowgirls Sports and Social Club, a socially-focused organisation, and is run entirely by volunteers. As such, we expect our members to get involved in the wider activities of the club as much as possible.
We are part of a wider network of clubs who recognise all people’s right to equality, irrespective of their age, class, culture, disability, gender, race, religion, or sexuality. We regularly play in tournaments in the UK and abroad as well as organising our own. Recent trips have included a solidarity tour to Palestine’s West Bank, the St Pauli AntiFa tournament in Hamburg and the Anti-Racism World Cup in Belfast.
As well as playing football, we also have a big social focus, and value our fun as much as our footy.
For more information about the Easton Cowboys & Cowgirls club ethos, please see our welcome leaflet.
Thinking of joining us?
If you would like to try us out just turn up to training. We train all year round and play casual 5 or 7-a-side. We try to foster a friendly and inclusive atmosphere – nobody wants to get injured so please no dangerous tackles or aggro! We’re just not that kind of club. There is no team selection – anyone who wants to play gets to.
Showing off our new kit outside our home the Plough
New players are allowed a 4 week trial period before deciding whether to join the club. Membership costs £20/10 per year (waged/unwaged), paid by bank transfer, cash or paypal. However, we believe that money should never be a barrier to participation – if you can’t pay just tell us. Join at https://membermojo.co.uk/cowgirls.
You are also welcome to join us on a social basis, without the football bit. Get in touch or join us at the Plough after training on a Wednesday.
All members have a say in the running of the club, and we have regular meetings to make decisions on training etc at which everyone is welcome. Each year we elect a voluntary committee who have responsibility for the day to day running of the club. However, everyone is encouraged to chip in as much as possible – every member of the Easton Cowboys and Cowgirls makes it the wonderful and diverse club it is!
Finally, if we don’t take your fancy, there are a number of other friendly and inclusive local teams in our league (see here).
Easton Cowgirls with Republica IFC and United Glasgow reppin’ solidarity in Manchester
Weekly training sessions
We are running two weekly training sessions during autumn/winter 2016/2017. All women over 18 are welcome at either/both sessions:
Mondays 8.30-9.30pm: Outdoor game on a floodlit all weather astroturf pitch at City Academy, Russell Town Avenue, Bristol, BS5 9JH (see map).
Wednesdays 7-~8pm: Outdoors coached session on grass at Netham Park BS5 9PQ (if you are driving, park on Netham Road, as you walk into park you will go up a bank and the see the flat area and football pitch). Particularly suitable for beginners. Note we are currently in the process of choosing a new location for training so this venue may change – check website/facebook for updates.
Subs are £3 (£2 low/unwaged). We play in all weathers, and will only cancel in extreme cases. If it’s wet you will need to wear footwear with grip, ideally astroturf boots or moulded (plastic) studs. Shin pads are also a good idea!
Join us at our home pub the Plough Inn (opposite Easton Community Centre) after training on Wednesdays for chat and free food!
Bristol Women’s Football Casual League
Working with others, the Easton Cowgirls have established a casual 7-a-side football league with support from the FA to provide opportunities for women to play competitive football on a regular basis. We currently have 3 teams in the league – ask a member if you would like to added to the reserve list.
The current season ends in April 2017 and we are looking for new teams/individuals to join the league for next season. If you have an existing team who’d like to get involved or are an individual who would like to play, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the results and tables from the Bristol Women’s Football Casual League on the FA website.
Last month 9 cowgirls travelled to Manchester to play in a special women’s match against United Glasgow. The match was part of the ‘Our City United’ tournament organised by Manchester Unison, involving teams from communities across the city and invited teams from across Britain and Europe with an ethos of community and solidarity. We were joined by some friends from Leeds from Republica IFC to make an unstoppable 11 aside Republicow team. The game was fairly evenly matched in the first half, despite an accident involving a...
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. http://thewardrobetheatre.com/livetheatre/offside/ Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fr5xsb_hmR8 We are also possibly going for food before hand at ‘Fi real’ http://www.fireal.co.uk/ If you’re up for it let Ev know. All...
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...