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Solidarity with Rojava

Posted by on Nov 7, 2019 in Club News | 0 comments

A message from the Easton Cowgirls…

“We’re the Easton Cowgirls and we stand here tonight in solidarity with the Kurdish people and Internationals that are currently in Northern Syria which is under invasion from the Turkish forces. We firstly want to send a message to our friends that are over there volunteering and tell them that we are thinking about them every day, we’re scared for them but we are immensely proud of what they are doing and we give them all of our support. We would also like to send a message to the UK government asking them to stop arming Turkish Forces. They’ve put out a message to say they are going to put a ban on sales but it’s not enough. They are still exporting arms now and will be for the next few months. So we are asking them to stop. And finally, we would like to ask all our friends and family and supporters to stand up for Rojava. Talk to your MPs, go on demonstrations and boycott Turkey. Thank you very much”

From Riseup4rojava.org:

This month the Turkish occupation army and its Islamist allies began their long prepared war of aggression against the liberated areas of Northern Syria. Turkey promotes this as a military operation aimed at securing the boarder and establishing a so called “peace corridor”, but the fact is that the Turkish army and Islamic mercenaries under its command are concerned with nothing less than the occupation of the mostly Kurdish populated area along the Turkish-Syrian border. The regime in Ankara speaks of the “fight against terrorism” and emphasizes that their war of aggression is not about the war on the civilian population, but indiscriminate bombing of civilian settlements, looting and mass deportations of hundreds of thousands of people, arbitrary executions and the brutal abduction of hundreds of civilians speak a different language. The further the war against northern Syria progresses, the more it becomes clear, what Erdogan is really about, namely ethnic cleansing through the violent expulsion of millions of people and the long-term demographic change of the entire region.

For more information please visit riseup4rojava.org

Cowboys in Umm Al Khair

Posted by on Nov 6, 2019 in Club News | 0 comments

In cooperation with the Easton Cowboys, HIRN has rehabilitated the soccer
playground at Umm Al Khair Bedouin community.

We have replaced the goals, placed nets on them and bought a uniform for the Umm Al Khair soccer team.

After putting the goals up, a game of soccer took place. We all won !!!!!

There’s nothing friendly about Israeli Apartheid

Posted by on Nov 6, 2019 in Club News | 0 comments

An open letter from the Easton Cowboys and Cowgirls Sports and Social Club

The Easton Cowboys and Cowgirls stand in solidarity with our fellow footballers at Khadamat Rafah FC in Gaza and the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel in calling on the Argentinian and Uruguayan national football teams to cancel their match due to take place in Israel on 18th November.

The “friendly” between Argentina and Uruguay is planned to take place in Tel Aviv, part of a campaign by Israel to use championship teams and players to ‘sports-wash’ its regime of occupation, apartheid and oppression.

We call on players of both teams to stand in solidarity with Palestinians in their struggle, to boycott the match and not travel to Israel.

Both our men’s and women’s football teams have visited the West Bank of Palestine. We have met footballers unable to follow their passion due to travel and other restrictions placed on them by the occupying military regime of Israel. We have witnessed the harassment, oppression and human rights abuses taking place with our own eyes.

In the words of Khadamat Rafah FC: do “not… allow the beautiful game to be used as cover for gross human rights violations”.

Signed: the members of Easton Cowboys and Cowgirls Sports and Social Club.

For more information and to sign a letter of support, see: https://bdsmovement.net/argentina-uruguay

To read the open letter from Khadamat Rafah FC, visit: https://bdsmovement.net/news/gaza-championship-football-team-urges-argentina-and-uruguay-national-teams-cancel-friendly

And for coverage of their cancelled match: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/09/football-final-cancelled-israel-denies-gaza-team-travel-permit-190925133252447.html

Bristol Community Kickabout

Posted by on Aug 31, 2019 in Community News, Diary | 0 comments

A monthly gathering of Cowfolk, their friends and families to build
community and get to know each other through an informal, non-competitive
football match. We would also like to to reach out to refugee and asylum
seeking groups to see if there would be an interest in getting to know each
other through football. Happening on the last Sunday of every month, meet
at the Netham Park Pavillion at 2pm. This is an inclusive setting where all
are welcome to play mixed football, but this is not obligatory. Please
bring some drinks and food to share for after the match, kid friendly.

The next gathering on Sunday, July 28th.

For the Facebookers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2259400407662705/

Cowgirls at ‘Art and Protest’ exhibition

Posted by on Aug 26, 2019 in Community News, Diary, Events News | 0 comments

The St Werburgs Arts Trail have invited the Cowgirls back again this year to do something in their Art & Protest Exhibition at the Wild Goose Space near the farm.

Last year Soooooz and Becs went and showed the film about our latest trip to Palestine and did a little Q&A. It was such a success they want us back!!

We are showing the film again, but if anyone else has a bright ideas about how we can entertain a crowd please chip in. It would also be great to have a few people come along and participate on the day.

Casual League pre-season tournament

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019 in Diary, Events News, Tours/Tournaments | 0 comments

To decide which division each team will be in! So mega important. Bridie is currently sorting out the 2 Cowgirls teams.

£111 raised for Help Refugees

Posted by on Jun 18, 2019 in Team News | 0 comments

Thanks to everyone who baked, ate and helped Tash sell ridiculously good cakes at the last Casual League. We raised £111 for Help Refugees. The money will make a real difference to small projects providing grassroots help for refugees stuck across Europe. 

Yorkshire St Pauli AntiRa

Posted by on May 22, 2019 in Diary, Tours/Tournaments | 0 comments

Invite from Yorkshire St Pauli:

Saturday 15th June, 11am-4pm-ish, £5 per player for those who can afford it, free otherwise. Usual procedure and environment to previous YSP tournaments, except this year we will be encouraging all teams to field mixed gender teams.

Let us know if you can make it 🙂 
Love and solidarity,
YSP

Womens footy training moving to Eastville Park for the summer

Posted by on May 22, 2019 in Team News | 2 comments

As of Thursday 23rd May. Same time, different place, more horse flies.