Women's Spring Football League

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Women's Spring Football League
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Sport Women's American football
Founded 2009
No. of teams WSFL 12, W8FL 6
Country USA
Most recent champion(s) Memphis Dynasty (WSFL),
Cape Fear Thunder (W8FL)

The Women's Spring Football League (WSFL) is a full-contact women's American football league that opened with exhibition play in 2010 and subsequently played its first regular season in 2011. It is the newest of three full-contact, 11-on-11 football leagues for women, along with the Independent Women's Football League and the Women's Football Alliance.

The WSFL played with 11-player and 8-player divisions from 2011 through 2013. In 2014, the league split into two leagues, with the 11-woman division retaining the WSFL name and the 8-woman division taking the name the Women's Eights Football League (W8FL). The W8FL remains affiliated with the WSFL.

History[edit]

Women's Spring Football League (WSFL)[edit]

The Women's Spring Football League was founded in 2009. A few teams played an exhibition season under the WSFL banner in 2010, but no league champion was crowned.

In 2011, the WSFL played what it regards as its first official regular season. The Baltimore Burn finished the season with a 6-0 record against non-league foes and claimed the 2011 WSFL championship on the basis of regular season record.

In 2012, the WSFL staged their first playoffs and held their first league championship game. The New Jersey Titans defeated the DFW Xtreme, 67-6, to claim the 2012 WSFL championship.

In 2013, the WSFL staged their second playoffs. The Memphis Dynasty defeated the Arkansas Banshees, 32-12, to claim the championship.

In 2014, the WSFL held its third league championship game in Erie, Pennsylvania. The Memphis Dynasty defeated the Arkansas Banshees, 34-12, to claim their second straight WSFL championship.

Women's Eights Football League (W8FL)[edit]

The WSFL started an eight-woman division in 2011. The Cape Fear Thunder claimed the WSFL's first eight-player division championship with a 4-2-1 regular season record.

In 2012, the West Virginia Wildfire captured the WSFL title in the 8-player division with a 5-2 record.

In 2013, the WSFL held its first championship game in the eight-player division. The West Virginia Wildfire defeated the Binghamton Tiger Cats, 44-8, to claim their second straight championship in the eight-player division.

In 2014, the eight-player division spun off into its own league, taking the name the Women's Eights Football League (W8FL). The Cape Fear Thunder won their second eight-player championship by defeating the West Virginia Wildfire, 34-26, in the W8FL title game.

Teams[edit]

Women's Spring Football League (WSFL)[edit]

Northern Division[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Baltimore Burn Baltimore,Maryland Patterson Park
Buffalo Bullets
Cincinnati Sizzle Cincinnati, Ohio Walnut Hills High School
Keystone Assault Hummelstown, Pennsylvania Lower Dauphin Middle School
New England Nightmare Windsor, Connecticut Jack O'Brien Stadium
West Virginia Wildfire Charleston,West Virginia

Southern Division[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Arkansas Xassassins
Atlanta Heartbreakers Atlanta,Georgia Henry W. Grady High School
Dallas/Fort Worth Xtreme Carrollton,Texas Josey Ranch Athletic Complex
Houston Rebels Houston,Texas
Tennessee Legacy Memphis,Tennessee
Tri-Cities Thunder Bristol & Piney Flats,Tennessee Bristol Municipal Stadium

Women's Eights Football League (W8FL)[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Cape Fear Thunder Fayetteville, North Carolina Reid Ross High School
Carolina Cardinals Charlotte, North Carolina
Lake Erie Snappers Erie, Pennsylvania
New York Knockout Schenectady, New York Schenectady High School
Southern Valkyrie Clarksville & Nashville, Tennessee
Three Rivers Xplosion Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Former WSFL and W8FL teams playing elsewhere[edit]

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