WWCFL

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WWCFL
Sport Women's Canadian football
Founded 2011
No. of teams 8
Country Canada
Most recent champion(s) Saskatoon Valkyries
Most titles Saskatoon Valkyries(4)

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 four full seasons and with 8 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).

League History[edit]

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.[1]

Teams[edit]

Western Conference[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Calgary Rage Calgary, Alberta Shouldice Athletic Park
Edmonton Storm Edmonton, Alberta Clarke Stadium
Lethbridge Steel Lethbridge, Alberta University of Lethbridge Community Stadium
Northern Anarchy Grande Prairie, Alberta Legion Field

Prairie Conference[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Manitoba Fearless Winnipeg, Manitoba Investors Group Field
Regina Riot Regina, Saskatchewan Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field
Saskatoon Valkyries Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Griffiths Stadium
North Winnipeg Nomads Wolf Pack Winnipeg, Manitoba North Winnipeg Nomads Football Club

Suspended operations[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Okotoks Lady Outlawz High River, Alberta High River High Field

WWCFL Championship Results[edit]

Year Winner Loser Score
2011 Saskatoon Valkyries Edmonton Storm 35-7
2012 Saskatoon Valkyries Lethbridge Steel 64-21
2013 Saskatoon Valkyries Lethbridge Steel 27-13
2014 Saskatoon Valkyries Lethbridge Steel 53-0

Expansion[edit]

In the fall of 2012 it was announced that two new teams would be joining the league in 2013. The Northern Anarchy will be based in Grande Prairie, Alberta.[2] and the Okotoks Lady Outlawz in Okotoks, Alberta.[3] Talks involved the league going as high as 11 teams for 2013, including expansion into British Columbia[2] but it never occurred. In 2014, the Okotoks Lady Outlawz did not field a team for WWCFL play, with a plan to rebuild for 2015.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Valkyries win championship, remain perfect" Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, July 16, 2012. Retrieved on July 21, 2012
  2. ^ a b "Grande Prairie getting gridiron gals" Daily Herald Tribune, Grande Prairie, September 27, 2012. Retrieved on December 11, 2012
  3. ^ "Foothills ladies hit the gridiron" Okotoks Western Wheel, Okotoks, February 29, 2012. Retrieved on December 11, 2012

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