Buccaneers amp up support of girls flag football

TAMPA — Girls flag football has emerged from its humble beginnings since it started more than 15 years ago as a high school sport, and now it’s getting another boost from the Bucs and the Buccaneers Foundation. The foundation announced it’s committing $250,000 to a scholarship fund for eligible girls who play flag and tackle […]

This Football League Was Built For Girls Who Love To Hit

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH — Laura Goetz is really good. Not good for a sophomore good; or good for her size good; or good for a girl good. She’s just straight-up good. At the end of a long battle to win a game, her teammates hoist her up onto their shoulders. They love her, they say in interviews. They trust her. They […]

National treasure Betty White, 97, is ready for some football in new NFL promo

Hey, quiet, everybody! B-dog is talking now. Betty White, that is. And in a new promo celebrating the kickoff game for NFL’s 100th season, the former “Golden Girls” star and national treasure has a few things to share about the game. The promo for Sunday Night Football on NBC, starts out with commentator Al Michaels standing […]

European Flag Football Tournament kicks off in Israel Thursday

Preparations for the ninth edition of the Flag Football European Championships are set and ready to light up Jerusalem for the first time with games starting this Thursday at 8am, with teams from a dozen different countries ready to hit the gridiron and participate in this year’s tournament at the Kraft Family Sports Campus. The three-day event […]

Jennifer King steps in to coach Panthers running backs at Fan Fest

CHARLOTTE — At 5:15 p.m., Jennifer King was getting ready for Fan Fest practice at Bank of America Stadium when her phone rang. It was running backs coach Jake Peetz. “I was just hanging out here at the stadium,” said King, who is a coaching intern on the staff. “He was like, ‘Yeah, I’m not […]

Why women in football won’t have a future until they have a past

There have been no women inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. To most fans, that’s not surprising: There’s never been a woman who’s played in the NFL, after all. Coaching platitudes still suggest the sport is a way to “separate the men from the boys” — a cliche that has its roots on […]

Former Coolidge football coach Natalie Randolph is DCSAA’s new Title IX coordinator

The last time Natalie Randolph took a job working in the District’s high school athletics scene, her arrival was heralded as a step forward for the feminist movement. Randolph drew national headlineswhen she took over as Coolidge’s football coach in 2010 and, at the time, became the only female in the country believed to be the […]

Renegades capture Women’s Football Alliance championship

The Boston Renegades went back-to-back, securing their second consecutive Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) national championship against the Cali War with a 52-24 win on July 13 in Colorado. Acton resident Sarah Tully, a native of Chelmsford, is a member of the team. Tully went 5 for 6 on extra point kicks, and also pulled in […]

Herricanes female football players hold reunion in Houston

Rose Kelley was jogging through Memorial Park one summer evening when she saw a group of women practicing football. One of the women spotted Kelley, with her sturdy frame and strong legs, and figured her for an athlete. The Houston Herricanes had found their latest recruit. The Houston Chronicle reports the year was 1978, six […]

WNFC’s IX Cup Championship Lives Up To The Hype!

The home of Marv Kay stadium in beautiful Golden Colorado was the setting for the inaugural 2019 WNFC IX Cup Championship. The season came to an end culminating with an epic battle of two football titans, the Texas Elite Spartans and the Utah Falconz. The Spartans looked to finish a perfect season; adding another championship […]

Do Pro Male Athletes Really Care About Having Female Coaches?

The training video opens on a sunny January afternoon with Atlanta Legends defensive lineman T.J. Barnes ready to pounce from the 30-yard line. At 6-foot-7, 364 pounds, Barnes, who is now in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers, is no joke. This isn’t a guy you’d want to get tackled by, a realization that hits you within the first […]

Let The Women Score: Gender Dynamics At Play In Washington Flag Football League

It’s a blustery Saturday morning at a park in Burtonsville, Maryland when two coed flag football teams — the Redzone Assassins and Ballers Gon’ Ball — face off. The Ballers have possession on first and goal, and everyone on the field knows the quarterback is looking to pass to one of three female receivers. It’s […]

Girls’ football lawsuit to gauge interest in school teams

SALT LAKE CITY – The question of how many girls would play football for an all-female high school team if given the chance took center stage Friday in a Utah lawsuit filed by a teenage female football star. More than 400 girls have joined a league that 16-year-old Sam Gordon helped create, more than enough […]

REDBLACKS host first female tackle football game at TD Place

The Ottawa REDBLACKS welcomed St. Mark High School to TD Place on Monday for the venue’s first all-girls tackle football game. REDBLACKS players Brendan Gillanders and J-P Bolduc were in attendance at the game, which was facilitated by the OSEG Foundation.

Ground-Breaking Women’s Football League Comes to Town

Professional women’s football is coming to DFW. This spring, The Texas Elite Spartans will be one of 15 teams competing in the newly formed Women’s National Football Conference (WNFC). All games will be played in Addison. The WNFC is not the country’s first female league. What makes it unique is its ambitious business model. Other leagues […]

Buccaneers hire 2 female assistant coaches

The Buccaneers have hired Lori Locust and Maral Javadifar, making Tampa Bay the first NFL team with two female coaches on staff. Locust and Javadifar are the first full-time female coaches in Bucs franchise history. Locust is an assistant defensive line coach, and Javadifar is an assistant strength and conditioning coach, the team announced. “I know how […]

Miami Dolphins Host Girls Flag Football Jamboree Presented By Nike

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins today hosted the Girls Flag Football Jamboree presented by Nike at the Baptist Health Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University. The event, in partnership with the Broward County Athletic Association (BCAA), featured 27 high school girls flag football teams from the South Florida area. Dolphins defensive tackle Davon Godchaux […]

Female football promises to be tough, intense

SOUTHERN MAINE – The NFL season may be over, but the state’s only full contact women’s football team is gearing up for its third year of competition. The Maine Mayhem is a nonprofit organization and members of the national Women’s Football Alliance. The team, which includes more than 40 players, will face competitors along the […]

Jen Welter Is the Feminist Hero Football Needs

Football is not particularly welcoming to women. Of course, to Jen Welter—the Atlanta Legends’ defensive specialist coach, not to mention the NFL’s first female coach when she worked with the Arizona Cardinals in 2015—that didn’t really matter. She was still going to play, coach, and support the game she loved. But the lack of inclusion […]

Watch: 49ers offensive assistant Katie Sowers coaches ’em up at the Senior Bowl

Remember in October, 2017 when Panthers quarterback Cam Newton told reporter Jordan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer that “It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes like — it’s funny?” That didn’t go well for Newton, and as it turned out, there were NFL teams that already didn’t think it was funny at all. In 2017, the 49ers […]

The Game-Changing Women of the N.F.L.

“The guys don’t think of me as a female; they see me as just another official.” — Sarah Thomas I am that N.F.L. fan. The one who leads the fight song, takes my fantasy team too seriously and won’t give my father-in-law back his Eagles jersey. I even cemented my team loyalty in my wedding vows. In […]

Sarah Thomas Becomes The First Woman To Officiate NFL Playoff Game

NFL official Sarah Thomas can mark another “first” in her book of successes. Thomas became the first female referee to officiate a post-season NFL game during the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Chargers game on Sunday. She was the down judge on referee Ron Torbert’s crew during the game, which saw a Patriots victory. The mother of […]

Arizona Hotshots next opportunity for Jennifer King in coaching journey

Opportunity comes with being at the right place at the right time, something that Arizona Hotshots assistant wide receivers coach Jennifer King knows well. “A lot of people want things, but they’re not ready when it’s time to receive it, and I think that’s one of the most important things I’ve learned is make sure […]

Gwinnett County takes flag football to Mercedes-Benz Stadium for semifinals

The inaugural girls flag football season in Gwinnett County is down to four teams, and through 14 games they each approach the new sport slightly differently. Collins Hill’s Frontia Fountain approaches the game like 7-on-7 in padded football, while North Gwinnett’s Eric Wright said he goes a different direction, considering flag football’s permission of rushing. […]

Jen Welter Ready To Become ‘A Legend’ In AAF

Jen Welter likes being the first. Not so she can brag, but so she can pave a way for others to follow. In 2014, she was the first woman to play a position other than placekicker on a men’s football team, suiting up at running back for the Texas Revolution of Champions Indoor Football. A […]

New Atlanta pro football team hires pioneering female coach

Atlanta’s new startup professional football team is tackling the sport’s gender barrier. The Atlanta Legends said Tuesday that it has added three new coaches to head coach Brad Childress‘ staff: Jen Welter (defensive specialist), Miles Robinson (offensive assistant) and Tyler Anderson (defensive assistant). Welter was the first female coach in the history of the NFL — one of the few to ever […]

Finland to host Women’s World Championship in 2021

The International Federation of American Football (IFAF) is excited to announce its world championship schedule through 2024. Featuring events in Men’s, Women’s, U-19, U-20, and Flag (Men’s and Women’s) disciplines, this solidified schedule is the natural consequence of IFAF’s emergence after prevailing in its legal proceedings in October and offers IFAF and its members the […]

There are far better female NFL head coaching candidates than Condoleezza Rice

The story caused a buzz in the football world on Sunday: former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was being considered for the head coach position of the Cleveland Browns. Like many people who saw the headline, I felt perplexed. There is no question that Rice is a smart woman, and beyond her academic accolades, she is […]

College football’s title game largely run by women

College football is arguably the most testosterone-fueled cultural staple of our society. The autumn ritual involves young men playing a violent game, one that packs stadiums and tailgates across the country with fans so rabid that it sometimes seems they will excuse any boorish behavior. It isn’t exactly the epitome of gender equity. So with […]

Kickers in high school, Cunningham and Winfrey team up

There were 2,167,819 participants across the U.S. in the 2014 and 2015 high school football seasons, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations. Of those participants, less than 1 percent — 3,509 total — were girls. The Missouri women’s basketball team has two of those girls: Sophie Cunningham and Kelsey Winfrey. Cunningham […]

John Dorsey says he’d consider a female head coach for the Browns

On Wednesday, Browns G.M. John Dorsey listed three important factors for the team’s next head coach: “I would like to see a man of character. I would like to see a man who can lead young men. I would like to see a man who has high football acumen.” He actually may not necessarily be […]

More Girls Than Ever Are Playing High School Football

I’m watching what might otherwise be an unremarkable video of a small-school football game between Colorado’s Lyons Middle-Senior High School and Byers High School. The teams are set up for a kickoff. The Lyons kicker knocks the ball downfield, and it disappears out of the frame, somewhere between the 5-yard-line and the goal line. The […]

Gwinnett high schools prepare for opening week of new girls flag football league

Passion for football in Gwinnett County Public Schools is not only apparent in its success on the field, winning six of the last eight state championships, but also from the interest in its newly established girls flag football league. Although it is not yet an official Georgia High School Association sport, the new activity has […]

Meet Callie Brownson, Division I college football’s first full-time female coach

When Callie Brownson participated in the Manning Passing Academy’s first women and girls’ football clinic in June, she had no idea that the opportunity would lead to a full-time coaching position at Dartmouth College. “I went down not expecting to get a job, but saying ‘I will leave an impression on everyone around me,’” the 28-year-old tells CNBC […]

Family: Archdiocese of Philadelphia won’t let 12-year-old girl play football

Chester County, Pa. (WTXF) – She just wants to play football. A 12-year-old Chester County girl is being sidelined from the game she loves. The 7th grader can’t play on the team because it’s against the rules set by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.The Catholic Youth Organization football league is for boys only. FOX 29’s Chris O’Connell […]

First Known Full-Time Division I Female Football Coach Hired

Buddy Teevens, the Robert L. Blackman Head Football Coach at Dartmouth College, today announced the hiring of Callie Brownson to be the offensive quality control coach for the Big Green. With the hiring, Brownson becomes the first known full-time female football coach at the Division I level. “Callie is as good as anyone I’ve ever had in […]

NFL news: New Buffalo Bills coach Phoebe Schecter speaks out on season aims

Schecter, 29, is joining the Bills as an intern coach having spent the last six years living in the UK. She joins the east-coast franchise having been captain of the Great Britain team despite only taking up American football when she landed on British shores. Schecter joins a Bills side who reached the playoffs last […]

Boston Renegades top Los Angeles Warriors for Women’s Football Alliance Division I title

The Boston Renegades notched a 42-18 victory over the Los Angeles Warriors in Saturday night’s Women’s Football Alliance Division I National Championship at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta. It was the third title for Boston (9-2), which handed LA (11-1) its lone loss of the season. Fifteen-year veteran quarterback Allison Cahill threw a touchdown pass to running […]

Jennifer Gardner becomes first female football coach in Wyoming history

WYOMING – History was made in Wyoming this week when the Lovell Bulldogs named Jennifer Gardner its new high school football coach. She becomes the first female in state history to head a high school football team. For Gardner, it’s a promotion. She was assistant coach for the varsity team working primarily with the offensive […]

Booker T. Washington makes flag football history with postseason berth

Don’t take it lightly — girls flag football is rapidly gaining momentum and popularity in the Pensacola area. It has been a sanctioned sport by the Florida High School Athletic Association since 2002, but still feels brand new around Pensacola, where the sport is still in its infancy as Booker T. Washington became the first […]

High school girls play flag football. Why not tackle?

One of the most exciting high school football games I’ve been to since I’ve been the sports writer at the Observer wasn’t in the fall. It wasn’t the crosstown showdown of Flagler Palm Coast and Matanzas. It wasn’t a high-profile postseason matchup. It was a girls flag football game. Seabreeze and Mainland have two of the best […]

Cooper City Cowboys lasso big-time success in flag football

The Cooper City High School girls flag football team entered this season not knowing what to expect after losing its veteran quarterback and three other seniors to graduation. The Cowboys reached the state semifinals in 2017, and while the goal is to once again advance deep into the playoffs there was an element of concern as to […]

Lady Vikings chart another middle school county flag football championship

For two years, Jaemia Kean didn’t think she was good enough to make the Lauderdale Lakes Middle School girls flag football team. “I just ran track,” said Kean, an eighth-grader who played a pivotal role in the Vikings winning their second straight Broward County championship and third in four years. “I wasn’t sure I would make the team and […]

Girls flag football thrives in Florida while tackle football deals with concussion drama

The sound of spring is changing in Florida. Yes, there are still plenty of bats and baseballs hitting gloves, but the whistles and cheers are often focused on another sport: girls flag football. One of the state’s fastest-growing sports is football, just not the kind traditionally played by boys. As documented by FloridaHSFootball.com’s Joshua Wilson, more […]

Florida girl says she should be allowed to play on boys’ flag football team

A group of Florida junior high school students lost their final flag football game of the season Thursday, but they won an equal opportunity fight for boys and girls. Forget powder puff. Armoni Peppers knows how to play with the boys. “She’s awesome. I love her,” coach Bobby Burke said. “She’s aggressive. She can catch.” Peppers tried out for […]

Blitz Champz Football Card Game for Christmas

Gridiron Queendom is offering a special 10% discount off the purchase of Blitz Champz through December 20th. Blitz Champz is a fun and educational card game that: -Teaches strategy and REINFORCES MATH SKILLS -Can be learned in 2 minutes -2-6 children can play at a time -Is enjoyable for both girls and boys -Is perfect […]

Meet the Woman Who Is Transforming the NFL

Sam Rapoport has spent nearly 15 years working in football, a dozen of those years with the National Football League. But as a student at McGill University in Canada, a professor discouraged the former quarterback from pursuing a career with the NFL. “A professor I was working with told me that I should probably set my […]

Flag football for girls looks to grow in Nebraska

Nearly 20-years ago Florida became the first state to recognize girls flag football as a varsity sport. In its first season – Millard United didn’t know how many young athletes would be interested in a sport typically reserved for boys. The girls have had a blast. No stereotypes or anything like that,” said Coach Matt […]

Tracing the history of the Powder Puff football game

Walking onto a high school football field the weekend before homecoming is probably a very unusual sight for those who do not understand the tradition of Powder Puff football. A bystander would see a group of teenagers girls playing what appears to be very aggressive flag football. This is Powder Puff. A long standing homecoming […]

Katie Sowers, 49ers assistant, first openly LGBT NFL coach

Katie Sowers, who became the second woman to be hired as a full-time assistant coach by an NFL team earlier this month, is also the first NFL coach to publicly identify as homosexual. The San Francisco 49ers assistant spoke publicly about being a lesbian for the first time in a story published Tuesday by Outsports.com. “No matter what you do […]

The Women Who Are Changing the Face of the NFL

On the eve of this year’s training camp, Katie Sowers was packing and about to travel from Kansas City to San Francisco for a coaching internship with the 49ers. She knew that she’d be working with the receivers, on Kyle Shanahan’s staff, through the first preseason game. But beyond that? “That’s a great question,” Sowers […]

WBowl II Championship: Dallas Elite beat Boston

They say that the third time is a charm. But for the Dallas Elite, they hoped it wasn’t just luck that they would be taking home from their third straight appearance in the national championship game. After losing in the last two years to the D.C. Divas, they wanted to bring home the trophy. Standing […]

United States defeats Team Mexico in opening round of Women’s World Championship

Mexico came out seeking to get the upset and knock off the reigning world champion Team USA on the opening day of the IFAF New York Women’s World Championship. In their first international competition, the Mexicans performed well for a time, but the experience of the Americans proved to be too much for them as the United States went on to win 29-0. Team Mexico did hold the USA scoreless […]

Your inaugural girls football state champions: Herriman Mustangs

The state of Utah has its first-ever high school girls football state champion. On May 27, the Herriman Mustangs completed a 14-0 victory over Bingham to capture the state title. The Utah Girls Tackle Football League also crowned champions in its junior high division and fifth- and sixth-grade divisions. In both younger divisions Canyons area […]

Katie Sowers, Jerrod Johnson among 49ers 2017 Bill Walsh NFL Diversity Coaching Fellows

The San Francisco 49ers filled out their coaching staff earlier this offseason, but on Tuesday, they announced the Bill Walsh coaching fellows that will join the team at training camp. The group includes Alonzo Carter, Nick Ferguson, Corey Ivy, Jerrod Johnson, Rony Sieperda, Katie Sowers, Donald White, and Rodrique Wright. The Bill Walsh NFL Diversity Coaching Fellowship was initially created by […]

Chicago Force heads into the playoffs, ending the team’s 15-year run

After 15 seasons, the Chicago Force football team is coming to an end, as team owner Linda Bache does not intend to sell the team. She announced before the 2017 season that it would be the team’s last under her leadership. The team rolled out a 7-1 regular-season record and now has a second-round Women’s […]

NFL and AFL announce merger

On this day in 1966, the rival National Football League (NFL) and American Football League (AFL) announce that they will merge. The first “Super Bowl” between the two leagues took place at the end of the 1966 season, though it took until the 1970 season for the leagues to unite their operations and integrate their […]

Women in the NFL: The revolution is underway

The day will come when a significant number of NFL positions are not only filled by women, but such hires are touted as a “next” rather than a “first.” At least that’s how Samantha Rapoport sees it. As part of her role as the NFL’s director of football development, Rapoport is tasked with helping ensure […]

Boston Renegades, 3-Time National Champions, Eye Number Four

By day, they’re lawyers, doctors, entrepreneurs and physical therapists. But on the gridiron, it’s all football for the Boston Renegades, Massachusetts’ semi-professional women’s football team. Boasting a 3-0 record this season, the three-time national champions are hungry for number four. The Renegades compete in the Women’s Football Alliance, a league of 65 semi-professional teams from […]

War Angels end San Diego Surge 7 year Unbeaten Home Win Streak

The battle of the undefeateds was finally upon us. The San Diego Surge came into week five with a record of 3-0. Their opponent was their rival from up north, the Central Cal War Angels, who were also 3-0. Who would come out on top of this battle of undefeateds, well lets dig in and […]

Full contact: Gatineau high school embraces coed football

Girls and boys have joined forces on a Gatineau high school football field, the first in the region to have an organized coed team. Hormisdas-Gamelin Secondary School’s Tigers football team have been league champions for the past four years, but head coach Michel Roy says they can do even better. And to do that they […]

East Bay sets record

Michael Cooper, head coach for East Bay High School Girls’ Flag Football team. The Indians accomplished this with their final regular season district game defeating Riverview 26-0. The Sharks missed some opportunities and East Bay took advantage. Quarterback Sydney Hostelley went 26/32 for 226 yards, 4 TDs and no INTs. Caitlyn Northrop caught two TDs […]

New Dorp girls’ flag football team defeats Susan Wagner, 12-6, in four overtimes

Quarterback Cheyenne Pearson ran in the winning touchdown to send New Dorp to a 12-6 PSAL flag football victory over visiting Susan Wagner in four overtimes Monday. “It was a high intensity, non-stop, defensive game and both teams played really well,” said ND coach Rocco Delpriore, whose squad improved to 2-1 in PSAL play. “Cheyenne […]

Nashville women’s football team’s season kicks off in April

After the last of her five children was born, Donita Hines found it more difficult than before to lose the excess pounds she had gained during her pregnancy. That’s when she decided to tackle a new weight-loss activity. That was nearly 13 years ago and Hines, 36, is still tackling today. She’s also still blocking, throwing, running, […]

USA Football announces US National Team roster for 2017 Women’s World Championship

The U.S. National Team is targeting its third consecutive gold medal at the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Women’s World Championship—and it has a talented new roster assembled to pursue the task. The defending champions will field a deep, experienced squad for the 2017 IFAF Women’s World Championship, which will take place in British […]

All-Girls Tackle Football Is Officially A Trend

Sam Gordon, the internet’s most famous female football player, still remembers the reactions at her first practice. The Utah eighth grader tried out for the boys tackle league in Salt Lake City when she was nine years old. “I was first in every single speed and agility drill. The coaches would look at their timer […]

Football Canada unveils 2017 Women’s National Team roster

The dream of representing their nation at the highest level has come true for 45 of the top women’s tackle football players in Canada. Eleven additional players were named to a reserve roster. Canada heads into the 2017 IFAF Women’s World Championship with a pair of silver medals earned at the inaugural event in 2010 […]

A Day in the Life of an NFL Player Recap

On Sunday, a number of Women of Washington Redskins members watched football like they’ve never before – a bit closer to the game (and maybe even a tad sore). This past weekend, WOW hosted A Day in the Life of an NFL Player: Football Camp for Women, presented by Toyota, and welcomed over 100 WOW members […]

Women padding up to play American football

ONCE a passing curiosity in Australia, the national US sport of gridiron has never been more popular Down Under — and now women are jumping on board. Jarryd Hayne’s foray with the San Francisco 49ers last year sparked international interest in the sport and this year two of league’s best players, Jason Taumalolo and Valentine […]

Egyptian women trample stereotypes with first American football league

In Egypt, American football is usually thought of as a sport played by heavily padded big men who tackle or overpower each other. Aya Ali, however, sees it from another perspective. That’s because she plays defense for the Transforma Pink Warriors, a women’s flag football team in Cairo. Ali believes a woman can do anything […]

An American in Finland: Playing for the Trojan Women of Turku

As I sit here at home in Indianapolis after having played a summer of football for the Trojan Women, of Turku, Finland, I’m struggling on how to adequately describe the best experience of my entire life. I guess I should start at the beginning… It all started in January with a post on the Facebook […]

NFL to Host Women’s Careers in Football Forum

The NFL will host the first-ever Women’s Careers in Football Forum in conjunction with the 2017 Women’s World Football Games during Pro Bowl Week in Orlando, Florida. The program will help educate and prepare women for positions in football operations — including coaching, officiating and scouting — through panel discussions, presentations and on-field clinics and demonstrations. “We are actively […]

More girls playing high school football, overall participation increases

According to the National Federation of State High School Associations , the total number of athletes taking part in 11-player football in 2015-16 increased by 80 to 1,085,272. The increase can be attributed to more girls participating. This past year, a record 1,964 played football, which was up from 1,565 the year before. Thirty-two states […]

The NFL Wants More Women On The Field

While women compose an ever-growing portion of the National Football League’s fan base, they’ve struggled to land coaching or officiating roles in a sport traditionally dominated by men. This month, league officials continued their push to address gender inequality by formally appointing Sam Rapoport, a longtime NFL employee and former women’s professional football player, as […]

2016 IFAF Flag Football World Championships

The 2016 IFAF Flag Football World Championships took place in Hollywood, Fla. from September 8-11. Below is a summary of the schedule and results for the tournament. Below is a summary of the schedule and results for the tournament. THURSDAY Men Canada 27 vs. Korea 7 Denmark 24 vs. Italy 12 Great Britain 49 vs. Guatemala 6 United […]

NFL tabs Sam Rapoport to help open job ‘pipeline’ for women at team level

The NFL has created a position to address the lack of women in coaching and scouting roles at the team level and named former women’s football pro tackle player Sam Rapoport as director of football development. Rapoport’s role will be to identify women who are knowledgeable about the game and train them, and to create […]

Texas varsity high school football team goes coed

The tiny northwest Texas school district in Harrold is known for its independent streak — it was the first to allow teachers to carry concealed handguns and also the first to challenge a federal transgender bathroom policy. The Vernon Daily Record reports that independence has carried over to sports as the district prepares to field a coed high […]

Nova Scotians participate in women’s tackle football championships ADRIENNE SMITH , EDITOR | AUG 4, 2016

While not representing Nova Scotia, seven from this province exercised some interprovincial free trade to compete in the inaugural Canadian women’s tackle football championships last week. The players — Karen Gould, Maggie Henderson, Shana Hendsbee, Dianne Ikeda, Frederica Jacks, Natasha McMaster and Tina Wilkinson — joined team New Brunswick for the tournament. The championships, held […]

More girls playing youth football in Guam

The Guam National Youth Football Federation is not only experiencing a record amount of teams for its upcoming season, it’s also experiencing a record number of female participants. This year, the league is fielding 10 teams, and each team has at least one girl on the roster. While it hasn’t been uncommon for a girl […]

Egyptian women develop interest in American football

Egypt’s first all-women American football team does not only have its eyes on the ball but also seeks to be a dominant force at the international level. The team was established in October 2015 by Egyptian male American football players. The founders hope that if many women sign up to join the sport, eventually a […]

Dallas Elite headed for the playoffs

Dallas Elite, DFW’s undefeated women’s professional football team in the Women’s Football Alliance, plays for the Western Division championship on Saturday, July 9. If they win, Elite then faces off against Eastern Division champions for the WFA championship on July 23 in Pittsburg. Coach and team co-owner O.J. Jenkins this week said the team began […]

Edmonton Storm fall to Saskatoon Valkyries in WWCFL final

Nobody was going to put a dent in the Saskatoon Valkyries’ dynasty. Saskatoon stomped the Edmonton Storm’s dream of winning their very first Western Women’s Canadian Football League championship on Saturday with a dominant 81-6 victory in the WWCFL championship game held in Lethbridge. “We worked incredibly hard this season. We deserved to be there, […]

All-girls tackle football league coming to Mooresville

Pick a sport and Hannah Hillman probably has played it. Soccer, basketball, softball, swimming, golf — she’s tried them. But there was one sport the Mooresville freshman-to-be wanted to go after. “I always liked football,” Hillman said. “Getting to tackle somebody seems fun.” Hillman will get her chance later this summer with the debut of […]

Introducing the W Bowl!

The W Bowl Weekend experience is an event that will amaze even the novice football fan. Women athletes from across the country compete for the W Bowl title – the equivalent to the Super Bowl. Female athletes come together for this annual event and compete in the Division II, Division III, and the W Bowl […]

The Boston Renegades and the passion play of women’s football

In a locker room in Somerville, Massachusetts, the Boston Renegades are getting ready for a late-season game against the Chicago Force, one of their biggest rivals. The players intensely focus on their last-minute rituals — one takes sips of juice from a jar of pickles. A coach draws a play on the whiteboard for the […]

Team Legacy claim fifth straight football title, defeat Steel Blazers

In the Guam Women’s Tackle Football League championship game, the undefeated Team Legacy took down the Steel Blazers 30-7 to win their fifth consecutive title. Legacy came out with a bang as Olivia Flores started the game with a 68-yard touchdown run. However, due to a block in the back, the touchdown was called off […]

Harmony loses flag football state final to Tampa Robinson

TAMPA – Harmony’s girls flag football players may have been frustrated after Saturday’s 20-0 loss to host Tampa Robinson in the Class 1A state championship game, but they were not devastated. “If we told the girls before the season that they were definitely going to play in the state final they would have been ecstatic,” […]

Battle cries and musket fire at a Boston Renegades game

Last Saturday, the Boston Renegades women’s football team played a game at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville. We took a behind-the-scenes look before kickoff, and recorded images as well as sounds from the locker room. Click the audio player buttons on the highlighted text to hear it. In the top photo, Jessica Cabrera, who plays offensive […]