Easton Cowgirls Women’s Football Club

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

Easton Cowgirls FC logo

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.

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 email easton.cowgirlsfc@gmail.com, check out our facebook page, follow us on twitter or just turn up to a training session (details below).

Easton Cowgirls and Cowboys at Sankt Pauli Antira 2014

Easton Cowgirls & Cowboys at St Pauli Anti-Ra 2014

However… We’re not just a football team!

Easton Cowgirls are part of the Easton Cowboys and Cowgirls Sports and Social Club, a socially and politically-focused organisation, and is run entirely by volunteers. We are part of a global network of clubs who recognise all people’s right to equality, irrespective of their age, class, culture, disability, gender, race, religion, or sexuality.

Our anti-homophobic, anti-racist and anti-fascist ethos is at the core of our club and is what distinguishes us from other football teams. As such, we expect our members to share this ethos and to get involved in the wider activities of the club as much as possible. 

If this doesn’t take your fancy, don’t worry – casual women’s football is growing in Bristol and there are a number of other friendly and inclusive local teams you could try (e.g. see here).

For more information about the Easton Cowboys & Cowgirls club ethos, please see our welcome leaflet.

Showing off our new kit outside our home the Plough

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. However, we do expect a certain level of commitment to try to attend training (as well as other events) as much as possible – this is how we fund our continued existence and how we bond as a team.

New players are allowed a 4 week trial period before deciding whether to join. Membership costs £20/10 per year (waged/unwaged), paid by bank transfer, cash or paypal. This money goes towards equipment and our emergency ethical fund. 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 must be a member in order to play for the Cowgirls in the league or at tournaments.

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.

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!

Easton Cowgirls with Republica IFC and United Glasgow reppin’ solidarity in Manchester

Weekly training sessions 2018

From Thursday 5th July 2018 training will be weekly Thursdays 7:30-9pm outdoors on grass at Eastville Park from 7:30pm until it’s too dark to see the ball.

From Thursday 6th September 2018 we will be moving to the astroturf pitches on Muller Road (there is a gate in the hedge just down the hill from Fairfield school on the left, roughly opposite Elmcroft Crescent).

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, ideally astroturf boots or moulded studs (please no metal studs). Shin pads are also a good idea! We often have spare kit if you don’t have your own, just ask us.

We foster a friendly and inclusive atmosphere – PLEASE NO HARD TACKLES OR AGGRO, we’re just not that kind of team!

Join us at our home pub the Plough Inn (opposite Easton Community Centre) after training on the first Thursday of every month for chat, free food and maybe a bit of dancing!

 

Bristol Women’s Football Casual League

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Working with others and support from the FA, the Easton Cowgirls have established a casual 7-a-side football league to provide opportunities for women to play competitive football on a regular basis. We currently have 2 teams in the league, both of which are now full.

If you have an existing team who’d like to get involved or are an individual who would like to play for next season, please email zoegibbo2000@yahoo.com.

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

Please note this poster is for last season – we are waiting on a new one.

 

 

 

Team News

Cowgirls footy training cancelled 28th June

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

Cowgirls footy training cancelled 28th June

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!

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‘We Will Share Your Story’ 2018 calendar

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in Mechandise List, Merchandise, Miscellaneous | 0 comments

‘We Will Share Your Story’ 2018 calendar

This October, a number of the Cowgirls football team joined members of sister teams Republica Internationali (Leeds) and Frau Dortebecker (Hamburg, Germany) on a tour of Palestine’s west Bank. “The motto of the ‘Freedom Through Football’ tour, was ‘we will share your story’ –  our promise to share with the wider world the truth of life in Palestine and in particular to highlight the story of women who play (and excel) at football in a country where football for women is far from a cultural norm.” Read more here. A beautiful...

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Cowgirls footy training resumes 4th Jan

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Team News | 0 comments

Cowgirls footy training resumes 4th Jan

We are having a wee break for the festive holidays and will be back training on Thursdays 7-8:30pm at Fairfield school astroturf pitches on Muller Road from 4th Jan. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Cowgirls! x

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Cowgirls football newsletter issue 8

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

Cowgirls football newsletter issue 8

This issue: Diyar’s visit and Wendy’s ‘unique’ Copa Lucrecia...

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Palestinian women’s team visit

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

Palestinian women’s team visit

In June a women’s football team from Diyar Academy in Bethlehem, who the Cowgirls met on their 2015 tour to the West Bank, will be coming to the UK. The Cowgirls will be hosting them for a weekend in Bristol on the 2nd-4th. On Friday night we will be eating food and showing the Balls, Barriers and Bulldozers film at the Palestine museum, and on Saturday there will be a tournament with teams from Bristol Women’s Football Casual League starting at 10:30 am. Everyone is welcome, and please invite your friends. Full details in the...

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