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New Year’s Revolution

Posted by on Dec 8, 2023 in Community News, Diary, Events News | 0 comments

Start the new year in revolutionary style by celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas, Mexico.

Solidarity group Kiptik, formed by Cowfolk who toured the autonomous communities back in 1999, are taking over the Plough from 2-6pm on New Year’s Day for a daytime fundraiser and invite you all to join them.

FOOD! Mexican meals will be served for £10 per head. Very limited availability so pre-book your group ASAP to avoid disappointment. Contact Kev or Steve Nation or email kiptik@kiptik.org

EXHIBITION! We’ll be displaying photos of our water, health and other projects in Chiapas, plus images of the original Cowfolk football adventures.

RAFFLE! Buy a ticket, win a great prize including restaurant vouchers, hammocks, Kiptik merch and more. Look out for ticket hustlers at the Plough and Cowfolk training sessions in the run-up to Christmas 🙂

MERCH! Our brand new, limited edition, Banksy-inspired t-shirt will be on sale along with other apparel and Zapatista coffee.

All money raised goes directly to funding water and health projects in the autonomous Zapatista communities.

For more information on Kiptik please see www.kiptik.org

Red hot raffle – don’t miss out!

Posted by on Dec 8, 2023 in Club News, Diary | 0 comments

Do not miss the Cowfolk Raffle at the Easton Cowfolk’s Xmas Bash this Saturday (Sat 9th Dec) after the quiz at 9pm at The Plough. All proceeds to HIRN ( Hebron International Resource Network) in Palestine. Amazing prizes including

-2 tickets for The Christmas Spiegeltent

-2 tickets for Lost Horizons

-A family / couples photo-shoot with Ruby Walker photography

-hamper from Essential Trading

-5ltrs spicy mulled cider from Severn Cider

-Bottle of Outer Space Vodka from The Ill Repute bar

-£100 of sports vouchers.

Plus lots of other great prizes donated by Cowfolk teams. Followed by a night of amazing Cowfolk DJs

Cowfolk Xmas Bash

Posted by on Dec 1, 2023 in Diary, Events News | 0 comments

Hey lovely Cowfolk, it’s time to celebrate Christmas. Get yourselves to the Plough to enjoy a knees up with some great entertainment.

Queen Sheenz will take to the stage to compere a quiz. Quizzers are recommended to sort your teams out early. £3 per player entry.

A Cowfolk raffle will follow the quiz. Some ace prizes are up for grabs, donated from different Cowfolk teams and all the profits will go to charity.

After that it’s time to dance, with Cowfolk DJs spinning bangers from 10pm until late.

‘Refugees Welcome’  Easton Cowfolk Fundraiser

Posted by on Nov 4, 2023 in Community News, Diary | 0 comments

The Scribes ”Boombox – Thurs 9th November, The Plough

The Scribes have a brand new project – BOOMBOX  and are performing a live set at The Plough and fundraising for  Beats4Boots to support refugees & asylum seekers to play football (and other sports). Money raised goes towards boots, kit, fees, training, transport and after match meals. You can donate on the door or use the QR code. Thanks for your support!

Easton Cowfolk bi-AGM next month

Posted by on Nov 4, 2023 in Club News, Diary | 0 comments

Hey folks, the next bi-AGM is nearly upon us. The meeting will take place in Easton Community Centre at 7.30pm on Monday, December 4th. Here is the agenda:

  • Dedicated bank account for merch team
  • Cooking post-game for the 4th’s
  • Fundraising for a minibus
  • Safer spaces policy at HQ
  • Bereavement and tragedy policy
  • Someone to takover coms with rage kit provider
  • Framework on deciding appropriate sponsors

Beats4Boots fundraiser success!

Posted by on Oct 10, 2023 in Community News, Events News | 0 comments

Our Beats4Boots (refugees welcome) fundraiser at the Ill Repute was banging! And we raised £605! Thanks to everyone who came and everyone who helped make it a success. Look out for more Beats4Boots events coming soon!

Jumpers for Goalposts Cowgirls donation

Posted by on Sep 16, 2023 in Club News, Community News | 0 comments

The owners of Twisted Oak Brewery have selected the Easton Cowgirls to receive a share of their profits as a donation to grassroots women’s football.

Co-owner Simon said: ‘When the Qatar World Cup came round we wanted to brew up a new beer with a football related name (like everyone else does). However, we weren’t too keen on marketing ourselves on the back of what was quite a controversial tournament. We just love football. So we came up with the idea of using the beer to raise some cash and then donating the money raised to a grass roots football team. So the beer Jumpers For Goalposts – a gorgeous 4.4% Citra pale ale – was born and 5p for every pint raised went to a local grassroots team.


‘Fast forward to June 2023 and we couldn’t let the Women’s World Cup go by without repeating the brew and the fund raising idea. This time we obviously decided to donate the money raised to a local women’s football team. A conversation with Jimmy at The Plough in Easton (friend of the brewery and a very loyal customer to boot) led to the obvious choice for the funds being the Easton Cowgirls – world famous and with a great ethos that we are very happy to be associated with. So in our small and limited way (but to the best of our abilities) we are very proud to support the Easton Cowgirls in football and in everything else they stand for.’

Thanks to everyone at Twisted Oak – a great beer for a great cause. Bottoms up folks!

Cowfolk EGM

Posted by on Aug 31, 2023 in Community News, Diary | 1 comment

Emergency General Meeting of the Cowfolk to grant funds on compassionate grounds.

Date: Monday 4th September 

Time: 7pm

Location: Zoom 

Agenda: to discuss granting additional club funds to Netballer Katie Cooper after the recent passing of her husband Coops.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us05web.zoom.us/j/89313174058?pwd=eBDsM97DKEeUtdaZ1TLaOnqKXUb8r4.1

Meeting ID: 893 1317 4058

Passcode: C264D0

Thai Foodie Fundraiser

Posted by on Aug 4, 2023 in Community News, Diary, Events News | 0 comments

Get ready for an amazing event coming up at the @coexistcommunitykitchen and it’s all for a great cause! On Friday 18th August, Easton Cowfolk Football Club @easton_cowgirls_fc are hosting a delicious Thai BBQ with music from some of the best local DJs. This event is to help fund the Cowfolk sports teams for refugees and asylum seekers for next season.

How will your money help? All funds raised from ticket sales will be used to cover league, referee, pitch fees, football boots and kit, training, transport, and weekly meals.

You can expect awesome tunes from local DJs, and your stomachs will be filled with pounded salad, BBQ snacks, and spicy curries. We’ll also have a bar stocked with delicious beer from @bristolbeerfactory as part of their Brewed To Give project. ?? There will be both vegan and meat options, so swipe right to see the menu!

We are proud to stand with the Easton Cowfolk in their belief that sport brings friendship and freedom. This wonderful project is an essential part of helping refugees feel secure, safe, and welcomed in their communities.

Don’t miss out – get your tickets from @headfirstbristol or via the link in our stories. You can also donate to the @gofundme page: www.gofundme.com/f/cowfolk-refugee-football-team. Come show your support and have a great time!

Super Supper club – food for the soul

Posted by on Jul 20, 2023 in Community News, Diary | 0 comments

You can get a delicious three course meal for less than a fiver at Super Supper Club at The Pickle Factory, All Hallows Road on Mondays and Wednesdays. Volunteers rescue perfectly good food that supermarkets have deemed unable to sell and transform it into delicious three course meals. At £4 for adults and £1 for children, it’s a bargain, not to mention a lovely way to eat with other folks and make new friends. Vegan and vegetarian options are also available.