Easton Cowgirls Women’s Football Club

Always anti-fascist, always inclusive and always a shambles!

 

eccEaston Cowgirls FC logoEaston 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 easton.cowgirlsfc@gmail.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 and Cowboys at Sankt Pauli Antira 2014

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. There is no team selection – anyone who wants to play gets to. We try to foster a friendly and inclusive atmosphere – nobody wants to get injured so please no slide tackles or aggro! We’re just not that kind of club.

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 have reduced to just 1 training session over summer while our usual pitch at City Academy is being renovated:

Wednesdays 7-8:30pm: Outdoors coached session on grass at Eastville Park (meet at bottom pitch near the M32 roundabout, although we may move up to the top pitches near the tennis courts if the bottom one is busy).

Subs are £3 (£2 low/unwaged). We play in all weathers, and will only cancel in extreme cases. You will need to wear footwear with grip, especially if it’s wet, ideally astroturf boots or moulded studs (please no metal studs). Shin pads are also a very good idea! We often have spare kit if you don’t have your own, just ask us.

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

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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 zoegibbo2000@yahoo.com.

See the results and tables from the Bristol Women’s Football Casual League on the FA website.

 

 

 

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Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Results/Reports, Team News | 0 comments

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Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Diary, Events News, Team News | 4 comments

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Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Team News, Tours/Tournaments | 0 comments

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