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Women's Football Alliance

Women's Football Alliance
Current season, competition or edition:
2014 Women's Football Alliance season
Sport Women's American football
Founded 2008
No. of teams 42
Country  United States
Most recent champion(s) Boston Militia
Most titles Boston Militia (2). St. Louis Slam, Lone Star Mustangs, San Diego Surge & Chicago Force (tied at 1)

The Women's Football Alliance is a full-contact Women's American football league that began play in 2009. It is one of three full-contact, 11-on-11 football leagues for women, along with the Independent Women's Football League and the Women's Spring Football League, and the largest of the three. The league is owned and operated by Jeff and Lisa King of Exeter, California.

League history

The Women's Football Alliance was established in 2009 and began its inaugural season with 36 teams. Many of these teams were already established teams moving in from other leagues such as Women's Professional Football League, Independent Women's Football League and National Women's Football Association, while others began their inaugural season of play in the WFA.


The first season of play ended with a championship game, which was played in the rebuilding (post-Katrina) city of New Orleans, Louisiana and was hosted by the New Orleans Blaze. The game was between the St. Louis Slam (American Conference - St. Louis, MO) and the West Michigan Mayhem (National Conference - Kalamazoo, MI). The game came down to the last few plays and the St. Louis Slam became the first National Champions in the WFA with a final score of 21-14. Additionally, there was an International Game played between the upstart Aguilas Regias of Monterrey, Mexico and the hosting team, New Orleans Blaze. The Blaze won this game 12-0.


The WFA grew in the second year (2010) to have over 40 teams competing for the National Championship. The national championship for the 2010 season was accompanied by the first All-American game. The term All-American is used by the WFA to represent the best players at all positions from all WFA teams. The teams were chosen partly based on statistics and partly based on the vote of head coaches. The All-American game was played just before the championship game in Las Vegas, Nevada and were hosted by the Las Vegas Showgirlz. The All-American game was won by the American Conference. The second championship in the WFA would again come down to the last few plays and have a score differential of only 4 points. The Lone Star Mustangs (American Conference - Dallas/Fort Worth) defeated the Columbus Comets (National Conference - Columbus, Ohio) to become the second National Champions of the WFA by a score of 16-12.


As the Women's Football Alliance prepared for the 2011 season, they were scheduled to have over 60 teams playing across the United States. They again grew due in part to new teams starting and in part due to established teams moving in from other leagues, most notably the New York Sharks,[1] D.C. Divas,[2] Chicago Force,[3] Dallas Diamonds, and Kansas City Tribe.[4] In the 2011 WFA championship, the Boston Militia defeated the San Diego Surge 34-19 to claim the title.


The WFA opened the season with 60 teams. The 2012 WFA National Championship game took place at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, home stadium of the NFL franchise Pittsburgh Steelers; it was the first women's football championship game to be played in an NFL stadium. [5] After losing the title game in the previous season, the San Diego Surge returned to win the 2012 championship 40-36 over the Chicago Force.


The WFA opened the season with 50 teams. Running back Whitney Zelee (Boston Militia) made headlines in 2013 by becoming the league's first player to surpass 2,000 rushing yards in a football season, setting a league record of 2,128 yards. [6] After losing the title game in the previous season, the Chicago Force returned to win the 2013 championship over the Dallas Diamonds 81-34 at Balboa Stadium, San Diego, California.


The WFA opened the season with 42 teams. The Boston Militia became the league's first two-time champion in 2014, winning 69-34 in a title rematch with the San Diego Surge at Lane Tech Stadium in Chicago, Illinois. During championship weekend, the league introduced a new mid-major bowl game: the Alliance Bowl. The Seattle Majestics of the American Conference faced the Indy Crash of the National Conference in a contest to "showcase of the depth of quality teams that exist in the Women's Football Alliance." [7] The Indy Crash prevailed 26-12. This season was also notable for the introduction of Kenneth Massey Ratings into the league's playoffs system.


National Conference

Northeast Division

Team Location Home Field
Boston Militia Somerville, Massachusetts Dilboy Stadium
Cleveland Fusion Cleveland, Ohio Case Western Reserve University
Pittsburgh Force Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania William Campbell Field- Munhall, PA

Mid-Atlantic Division

Team Location Home Field
Central Maryland Seahawks Woodlawn, Maryland Woodlawn High School
Columbus Comets Grove City, Ohio Grove City Christian School
D.C. Divas Landover, Maryland Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex

Mideast Division

Team Location Home Field
Cincinnati Sizzle Cincinnati, Ohio Princeton High School
Derby City Dynamite Louisville, Kentucky Cardinal Stadium
Toledo Reign Toledo, Ohio Central Catholic High School

Great Lakes Division

Team Location Home Field
Chicago Force Evanston, Illinois Evanston Township High School
Detroit Dark Angels Westland, Michigan John Glenn High School
Indy Crash Indianapolis, Indiana Marian University
West Michigan Mayhem Kalamazoo, Michigan Soisson-Rapacz-Clason Field

Southeast Division

Team Location Home Field
Atlanta Phoenix Georgia North Springs Charter School of Arts and Sciences
Jacksonville Dixie Blues Jacksonville, Florida University Christian School
North Florida Foxes Tallahassee, Florida
Savannah Sabers Georgia Memorial Stadium
Tennessee Train Chattanooga, Tennessee

South Atlantic

Team Location Home Field
Daytona Breakers Daytona Beach, Florida
Miami Fury North Miami, Florida Cagni Park and North Miami Athletic Park
Orlando Anarchy Orlando, Florida Colonial High School
Tampa Bay Inferno Tampa, Florida Skyway Park

American Conference

Gulf Coast Division

Team Location Home Field
Acadiana Zydeco Opelousas, Louisiana Donald Gardner Stadium
Louisiana Jazz New Orleans, Louisiana St. Martin's Episcopal School
Tulsa Threat Tulsa, Oklahoma Lafortune Stadium

Midwest Division

Team Location Home Field
Iowa Steamrollers Des Moines, Iowa
Kansas City Titans Kansas City, Missouri
Minnesota Machine Woodbury, Minnesota Woodbury High School
Nebraska Stampede Ralston, Nebraska Ralston High School

Southwest Division

Team Location Home Field
Arlington Impact Arlington, Texas
Austin Outlaws Round Rock, Texas Round Rock Independent School District Athletic Complex
Dallas Elite Dallas, Texas
Houston Power Rosenberg, Texas Lamar Consolidated High School
South Texas Lady Crushers Corpus Christi, Texas

Northwest Division

Team Location Home Field
Everett Reign Everett, Washington Everett Memorial Stadium
Portland Fighting Fillies Milwaukie, Oregon La Salle High School
Portland Shockwave Hillsboro, Oregon Hillsboro Stadium
Seattle Majestics Kent, Washington French Field
Tacoma Trauma University Place, Washington Curtis Senior High School
Utah Blitz Salt Lake City, Utah Judge Memorial Catholic High School
Utah Falconz Salt Lake City, Utah

Pacific West Division

Team Location Home Field
Central Cal War Angels Fresno & Visalia, California Central High School & Redwood High School
Las Vegas Showgirlz Las Vegas, Nevada Cheyenne High School
Nevada Storm Reno, Nevada Sparks High School

Pacific South Division

Team Location Home Field
Arizona Assassins Phoenix, Arizona Washington High School
San Diego Surge Santee, California Santana High School
West Coast Lightning Temecula, California Linfield Christian School

Former WFA teams playing elsewhere

WFA National Championship results

Year Winner Loser Score
2009 St. Louis Slam West Michigan Mayhem 21-14
2010 Lone Star Mustangs Columbus Comets 16-12
2011 Boston Militia San Diego Surge 34-19
2012 San Diego Surge Chicago Force 40-36
2013 Chicago Force Dallas Diamonds 81-34
2014 Boston Militia San Diego Surge 69-34

Alliance Bowl results

Year Winner Loser Score
2014 Indy Crash Seattle Majestics 26-12

See also


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  5. ^ "Heinz Field To Host SilverSport Women’s Football Alliance National Championship". Pittsburgh Steelers. Pittsburgh Steelers. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  6. ^ Staffieri, Mark. "Whitney Zelee Emerging as the Finest Running Back in All of Women's Football". Bleacher Report. Bleacher Report. Retrieved 22 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "2014 WFA National Championship Weekend" (Press Release). Women's Football Alliance. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 

External links

  • Women's Football Alliance official website
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