Tag: women’s tackle football

Jen Welter has become an ambassador and role model for women in sports a year after her month-long coaching internship with the Arizona Cardinals. Christian Petersen/Getty Images

How Jen Welter’s life has changed a year after making history

Fifty-three weeks ago, Jen Welter was teaching aerobics and running boot camps in Dallas while coaching linebackers and special …

Rachael O'Sullivan, Meghan Stokie and Emma Emery play for the Northwestern Phoenix gridiron team. Picture: Peter Clark

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 …

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Topeka varsity football team features two women

The Topeka Trojans visited Wichita Northwest Friday night. Even through the last-second madness, two players stood out among the …

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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 …

Gold Hill Middle School football players from left, Lennox London, Hannah Casey and Emma Marchan. (Photo by Stephanie Marks Martell)

Tega Cay trio a sight on the gridiron

That football team you half recall, the one with a girl lost deep down the roster? The seventh string …

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GIQ Chalk Talk with Cammy Fields

The GIQ Chalk Talk series is a living archive that highlights the accomplishments and struggles of women and girls who are …

From left to right: Tokay's Samantha Patton, Franklin's Jelani Williford and Tatiana Ugale, Weston Ranch's Felicity Pitts, and Lodi's Piage Ward (Clifford OTO/The Record)

‘We can do this too:’ Five area girls take on varsity football

A law passed in 1973 would eventually change the lives of current high school girls born near the turn …

(left to right) Sera Barker-House, Payge Satek, Ariana Church, Alese Sartain, and Cassie Christians all play on the Bonnyville Bandits football team.

Bonnyville girls breaking barriers on the football field

Football has always been known as a “man’s game” but five local girls are changing that stereotype. Payge Satek, …

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Football: Four middle school girls are kicking stereotypes

Cheerleading has been a tad different this year for South Forsyth Middle School’s Avery Wyckoff. That’s because at football …

The DeSotos/Amazons were at top-notch women's softball team in the 1930s that branched out into football.

‘Slam-bang’ women’s professional football has long history, with fiction taking it into future

“The first time I saw Jesse Smoke throw a football I knew she was going to be a miracle.” …

Alexis Ard made history on Friday night against Hunt, becoming the first female to suit up for the Pirates’ football program, converting two extra points in a 40-0 win.

Lumberton’s Ard breaking down barriers as first female kicker

After missing her sophomore soccer season because of a knee injury, Alexis Ard was determined to finish her prep …

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The First Female NFL Coach Is Proud To ‘Play Like A Girl’

The phrase “play like a girl” shouldn’t be seen as an insult, according to Jen Welter, who is the first …

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Gender no issue for Gray, LC football

If Jeanette Gray is the first woman on a high school football coaching staff in the Duneland Athletic Conference, …

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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W Bowl 2016 on GLSC and ESPN Women’s National Football Championship watch live

Go Live Sports Cast is happy to announce we are bringing the first ever W Bowl LIVE to ESPN3 …

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Mount Vernon Local Thrives in Women’s Professional Football

Playing the game of football professionally is something not many people get the opportunity to do. However, one player …

Above, Amber Kimbrough, Janice Mitchell and Renee Fruean dominate the line on defense. Below, Janice Mitchell breaks loose with help from Rachel May and KeLanna Spiller.

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 …

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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 …

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Introducing the W Bowl!

The W Bowl Weekend experience is an event that will amaze even the novice football fan. Women athletes from …

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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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 …

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5 Football Books You Should Read

The Games That Changed the Game: The Evolution of the NFL in Seven Sundays: NFL strategy is a living …