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 instagram 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

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 (details below). 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 winter 2019/20

TRAINING IS CURRENTLY CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK  🙁  

Usually, training is every Thursday 7:30-9pm at Fairfield School playing fields on Muller Road (the gate is in a gap in the hedge) on astroturf.

Subs are £4 (£3 low/unwaged or as much as you can pay). We play in all weathers, and will only cancel in extreme cases (i.e. we still play if it’s raining, for you non-Brits).

You will need to wear footwear with grip, ideally astroturf or moulded football boots (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.

While we have a coach, we all chip in to teach each other and expect everyone to help maintain a fun, friendly and supportive atmosphere. PLEASE NO HARD TACKLES OR AGGRO, we’re just not that kind of team! Our coach is often a member of the team volunteering their time so please try to be supportive of them.

Join us at our home pub the Plough Inn (opposite Easton Community Centre) after training 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 to provide opportunities for women to play competitive football in a fun and inclusive environment on a regular basis. Since it’s formation in 2012 with just 5 teams, the league has gone from strength to strength (read more here).

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 on the Bristol Women’s Football Casual League website.

Team News

Cowgirls ‘training’ has moved to the virtual world

Posted by on Apr 17, 2020 in Team News | 0 comments

Cowgirls ‘training’ has moved to the virtual world

Harry has set up a Zoom meeting so we can chat on Thursday’s from 7:30pm (normal training time). Check your emails for the link and meeting ID to join the chat. This link and meeting ID will work every week, so what ever week you feel like coming to “training” you can.

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Memories: Netters get their shinnies on

Posted by on Apr 1, 2020 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

Memories: Netters get their shinnies on

Thought I’d start a series of ‘memories’* posts (as I’m bored in isolation) to take us all down memory lane together. If you have a memory you’d like to share, send it my way webgimp@eastoncowfolk.org.uk So, Beesands 2015-ish. There was no women’s tourny so we’d been watching the blokes play all weekend feeling kinda jealous. Then we realised if we roped in some of the netters lasses and put a wig on wee Charlie we’d have enough for a game against the Yard ladies. Charlie was duly wigged up and...

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Our friends from Hamburg and Leeds are visiting!

Posted by on Mar 28, 2020 in Diary, Events News, Team News, Tours/Tournaments | 0 comments

Our friends from Hamburg and Leeds are visiting!

NOTE: CURRENTLY POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 :-/ WATCH THIS SPACE! Well, we invited them… Our friends Frau Dorte Becker from Hamburg and Republica Internationale from Leeds are due to be visiting us for a long weekend 10th-13th April, yippee! There’ll be chatting, a radical history tour of Bristol, kick-arounds, a ‘Football Welcomes Refugees’ tournament on the Sunday and of course lots of merriment in the Plough. So you have been...

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Casual League food bank donation

Posted by on Dec 8, 2019 in Team News | 0 comments

Casual League food bank donation

The cowgirls contributed £86 worth of foods and hygiene products to the Bristol Womens Football Casual League food bank collection on Saturday! A massive thank you to everyone for donating.

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Cowgirls picnic

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

Cowgirls picnic

This Thursday (26th Aug) is our last session in Eastville Park before we return to Fairfield. We will be playing a match starting promptly at 7pm and then have a picnic / bbq in the park.  Please all being food / drink to share . Even if you aren’t training at the moment please come and join us for food and chat!! We are also going to be filming an official invite for Frau Dörte-Becker. For those that don’t know, they are a women’s football team and our good friends from Hamburg and we are going to invite them over for a...

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