Independent Women's Football League

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Independent Women's Football League
Sport Women's American football
Founded 2000
No. of teams 29 total (24 Tier I & Tier II, 5 Tier III)
Countries  United States
Most recent champion(s) (World): Carolina Phoenix
Founders Bowl winner 2013: Montreal Blitz
Tier III bowl winner: Carolina Queens
Most titles Sacramento Sirens (3)

The Independent Women's Football League is a full-contact Women's American football league that was founded in 2000 and began play in 2001. It is one of three 11-on-11 U.S. football leagues for women, along with the Women's Football Alliance and the Women's Spring Football League, and the oldest of the three. Laurie Frederick is one of the league's founders and current CEO.


Eastern Conference[edit]

North Atlantic Division[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Connecticut Wreckers Danbury, Connecticut
Montreal Blitz Lachine, Quebec Dalbé-Viau High School
New England Nightmare Windsor, Connecticut
New York Knockout Schenectady, New York
New York Sharks Brooklyn, New York Aviator Sports Complex

Mid Atlantic Division[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Baltimore Nighthawks Baltimore, Maryland Mergenthaler Vocational Technical Senior High School
Keystone Assault Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Firebirds Bensalem, Pennsylvania Bensalem High School
Pittsburgh Passion Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Highmark Stadium
Washington Prodigy Washington, DC

South Atlantic Division[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Chattanooga Locomotion Red Bank, Tennessee Red Bank High School
Carolina Phoenix Durham, North Carolina Durham County Memorial Stadium
Huntsville Tigers Huntsville, Alabama

Western Conference[edit]

Mid West Division[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Iowa Crush West Des Moines, Iowa Valley High School
Madison Blaze Madison, Wisconsin LaFollette High School
Minnesota Vixen Farmington, Minnesota Farmington High School
Wisconsin Warriors Greendale, Wisconsin Greendale High School

South West Division[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Arlington Impact Arlington, Texas
Houston Energy League City, Texas Veterans Memorial Stadium

Pacific West Division[edit]

Team Location Home Field
California Quake Long Beach, California
North County Stars San Diego, California
Phoenix Phantomz Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson Monsoon Tucson, Arizona Tucson High Magnet School
Utah Jynx West Valley City, Utah Granger High School

Tier III[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Carolina Queens Charlotte, North Carolina Mallard Creek High School
North County Stars San Diego, California Army Navy Academy (Carlsbad)
Hillsboro Hammerheads Hillsboro, Oregon
Ventura Black Widows Ventura, California [[]]
Maine Rebels Portland, Maine Fitzpatrick Stadium & Memorial Field
San Antonio Regulators San Antonio, Texas

Former IWFL teams playing elsewhere[edit]


Tier I[edit]

  • 2001 — Austin Outlaws - Champion by record
  • 2002 — New York Sharks 24, Austin Outlaws 4
  • 2003 — Sacramento Sirens 41, New York Sharks 30
  • 2004 — Sacramento Sirens 29, New York Sharks 27
  • 2005 — Sacramento Sirens 9, Atlanta Xplosion 7
  • 2006 — Atlanta Xplosion 21, Detroit Demolition 14
  • 2007 — Detroit Demolition 17, Atlanta Xplosion 7
  • 2008 — Dallas Diamonds 35, Chicago Force 29
  • 2009 — Kansas City Tribe 21, D.C. Divas 18
  • 2010 — Boston Militia 39, Sacramento Sirens 7
  • 2011 — Atlanta Ravens 24, California Quake 22
  • 2012 — Montreal Blitz 28, Sacramento Sirens 27
  • 2013 — Carolina Phoenix 14, Houston Energy 0[1]

Tier II[edit]

  • 2008 — Montreal Blitz 26, Clarksville Fox 6
  • 2009 — Wisconsin Warriors 42, Montreal Blitz 14
  • 2010 — Montreal Blitz 9, Bay Area Bandits 2
  • 2011 — Seattle Majestics 20, New England Intensity 0

Founders Bowl[edit]

  • 2012 — Carolina Phoenix 27, Portland Shockwave 0
  • 2013 — Montreal Blitz 55, Arlington Impact[2]

Tier III Bowl[edit]

  • 2012 — Carolina Queens 18, Colorado Sting 0
  • 2013 — Carolina Queens 28, San Antonio Regulators 14


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