Western Women's Canadian Football League
|This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (August 2012)|
|Sport||Women's Canadian football|
|No. of teams||7|
|Most recent champion(s)||Saskatoon Valkyries|
|Most titles||Saskatoon Valkyries(3)|
The Western Women's Canadian Football League (WWCFL) is a full-contact women's Canadian football league which began play in the spring of 2011. It has now completed two full seasons and with 7 teams is the largest women's football league in Canada. The women play 12 women tackle football games using the Canadian Amateur Football Association, somewhat similar those of the CFL. The league has teams in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta (the prairie provinces of Canada).
The first season of play ended with a championship game which was played in the city of Lethbridge, Alberta. The game was played between the Edmonton Storm and the Saskatoon Valkyries . The Valkyries became the first WWCFL Champions with a final score of 35-7.
The WWCFL's second year (2012) saw the same seven teams compete. The championship game was held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with the Saskatoon Valkyries defending their title by defeating the Lethbridge Steel 64-21.
WWCFL Championship Results
|2011||Saskatoon Valkyries||Edmonton Storm||35-7|
|2012||Saskatoon Valkyries||Lethbridge Steel||64-21|
|2013||Saskatoon Valkyries||Lethbridge Steel||27-13|
In the fall of 2012 it was announced that two new teams would be joing the league in 2013. The Northern Anarchy will be based in Grande Prairie, Alberta. and the Okotoks Lady Outlawz in Okotoks, Alberta. The league may go as high as 11 teams for 2013, including expansion into British Columbia.
- "Valkyries win championship, remain perfect" Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, July 16, 2012. Retrieved on July 21, 2012
- "Grande Prairie getting gridiron gals" Daily Herald Tribune, Grande Prairie, September 27, 2012. Retrieved on December 11, 2012
- "Foothills ladies hit the gridiron" Okotoks Western Wheel, Okotoks, February 29, 2012. Retrieved on December 11, 2012