- Women's American football
A fairly new variation of
American footballis women's football, a variation of full-contact football featuring all-female teams.
Rules are identical to those of its predominantly male counterpart. It is primarily played on a semiprofessional or amateur level in the United States. Because of its fairly new development, very few high schools or colleges offer the sport; however, on occasion, it is permissible for a female player to join the regular male team.
Independent Women's Football League(IWFL)
National Women's Football Association(NWFA)
Women's Professional Football League(WPFL)
Maritime Women's Football League(MWFL)
Disbanded or moribund
Women's American Football League(WAFL) 2001
Women's Affiliate Football Conference(WAFC) 2002
United Women's Football League(UWFL) 2002
Women's Spring Football League(WSFL)
American Football Women's League(AFWL) 2003
Women's Football Association(WFA) 2003
*Ladies Tackle Football League (LTFL) (Central California, disbanded circa 2004?)
Women's Football League(WFL) (Southern U.S., moribund)
There was also a league in the 1970s called the National Women's Football League, not be confused with the NWFA (which also went by that name but changed due to pressure from the
National Football League).
Lingerie Football League
One of the more high profile, and unique women's football organizations is the
Lingerie Bowland its counterpart, the Lingerie Football League, which holds its championship on a pay-per-view event during halftime of the National Football League's Super Bowl. Unlike most women's football leagues, the Lingerie Bowl heavily plays up sex appeal, featuring buxom players playing the game in only an old-fashioned padded helmet and underwear. The league has been inactive for two years but is attempting a reformation in 2008.
* [http://www.sacramentosirens.com/sswomen/sirenswomensfootball_history.htm History of women's football]
* [http://www.womenplayfootball.com The First Women's Football Shirt website]
* [http://www.womentackle.com Women's Football Forums]
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