The Ventura Black Widows are a new team in the Independent Women's Football League for 2014. Originally the team joined the NWFA. Shortly afterwards the league folded. Then an opportunity was presented to the team to join the Women's Football Alliance for its inaugural season, but the team later backed out due to low player numbers. After having enjoyed their independent status, in 2010 they joined the Women's Spring Football League. In 2014 the Ventura Black Widows decided to join the IWFL as a Tier 3 Team. Due to low player turnout the Black Widows did not field a team in 2014. The team will be back and stronger than ever in 2015.
The schedule on the team's website says that the Black Widows will play the Las Vegas Showgirlz of the Women's Football Alliance on March 20, the Boise Broncos on May 1 and 29, and the Topeka Mudcats on July 24. The Ventura Black Widows have played against teams: NorCal Red Hawks, Boise Broncos, California Lynx, Utah Jynx, Portland Fighting Fillies, Reno Rattlers, Nevada Storm, Salt City Arch Angels, TC (Tulare County) Villainz and River City Raiderz (Hillsboro, OR).
03/28/2009 vs California Lynx Fresno, CA @ Selland Arena Ventura Black Widows w/ Santa Rosa Scorchers