Tag: female football players

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Girls just want to have fun

Another young lady will be on the gridiron this year in DeKalb County. Seventh grader Katie Retzlaff will suit …

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Tackling the gender divide

Twelve-year-old Paxten Jensen doesn’t care that she is the first girl to play junior high football for Tri-State. She …

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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, …

Feb. 21, 2014 - Allen, TX, United States of America - Texas Revolution running back Jennifer Welter (47) in looks back from the bench area during an Indoor Football League game at the Allen Event Center Friday, February 21, 2014, in Allen, Texas. The 5-foot-2-inch, 130 pound Welter is the first woman to play professional football at a position other than kicker, she made the final roster of the Texas Revolution of the Indoor Football League, as a running back. (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

Jen’s Moments of Change: The First Ripple

I still remember when I found out I would represent my country in the inaugural IFAF Women’s World Championship. …

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Star black female kicker mocked in racist Instagram post

A star placekicker for a Michigan high school football team was mocked on social media for her race, though …

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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 …

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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 …

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Cougars football team welcomes female athlete

We hear the phrase “you hit like a girl” fairly often. But what if that girl can knock you …

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Get to know Michelle Roque, Florida State’s football phenom

Florida State’s Michelle Roque first came into the national consciousness in 2014 when her football highlight reel went viral, and again …

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Girl power: Alcoa Peewee’s welcomes first female player

It’s almost football time in Tennessee, and in Blount County, a team to watch is coach Tyrone Haley’s Alcoa …

Hard hitter: Lucie Stewart in action on the field

American footballer in London urges women to join in and tackle stereotypes

A female American football player from London is calling on women to try out her sport, insisting gridiron is “not just …

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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 …

Renegades running back Susan Quimby leaves the field after a recent game against the Chicago Force. (Photo by Jamie Cotten)

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

Adrienne Smith, wide receiver for the Boston Renegades football team, practiced recently in Revere. (photo by Josh Reynolds)

For fitness and strategy, tech scores with this wide receiver

Women don’t just watch football, they play it. Take Adrienne Smith, a wide receiver for the Boston Renegades, a …

Adrienne Smith, wide receiver for the Boston Renegades football team, practiced recently in Revere. (photo by Josh Reynolds)

For fitness and strategy, tech scores with this wide receiver

Women don’t just watch football, they play it. Take Adrienne Smith, a wide receiver for the Boston Renegades, a …

Jen Welter takes part in the NFL Play 60 program in Montreal on Thursday June 9, 2016. Allen McInnis / Montreal Gazette

‘There are no limits for girls,’ NFL’s first female coach says

Dr. Jen Welter is only 5-foot-2, but she stands very tall as a force for women. Last year, Welter …