Independent Women's Football League

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Independent Women's Football League
IWFL.PNG
Sport Women's American football
Founded 2000
No. of teams 16 for 2017 season
Countries  United States
 Canada
Most recent
champion(s)
IWFL League-- Utah Falconz
Founders Bowl winner-- Carolina Phoenix
Affiliate Bowl winner-- Maine Mayhem
Most titles Sacramento Sirens (3)

The Independent Women's Football League (IWFL) 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 United States Women's Football League, and the oldest of the three. Laurie Frederick is one of the league's founders and current CEO.

The players are not paid to play; on the contrary, players must contribute funds to cover part of their expenses.[1]

Teams[edit]

Atlantic[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Carolina Queens Charlotte, North Carolina West Meck High School

Central[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Austin Yellow Jackets Austin, Texas House Park
Houston Energy League City, Texas Veterans Memorial Stadium
Tulsa Threat Tulsa, Oklahoma Milton Stadium

Pacific[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Nevada Storm Sparks, Nevada
Sacramento Sirens Sacramento, California
Utah Falconz Salt Lake City, Utah

Pacific Southwest[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Carson Bobcats Carson, California
North County Stars Carlsbad, California Fallbrook Union College
Phoenix Phantomz Phoenix, Arizona ASU Prep High School

Affiliate Teams[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Albuquerque Avengers Albuquerque, New Mexico
Colorado Freeze Denver, Colorado
Iowa Crush Des Moines, Iowa
Knoxville Lightning Knoxville, Tennessee
San Antonio Regulators San Antonio, Texas
South Texas Lady Crushers Corpus Christi, Texas

Expansion 2018/Inactive Teams[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Rhode Island Rhode Island
Rogue Valley Elements Grants Pass, Oregon
Tampa Bay Reign Tampa Bay, Florida

Former IWFL teams playing elsewhere[edit]

Champions[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[2]
  • 2014 — Pittsburgh Passion 41, Houston Energy 7
  • 2015 — Pittsburgh Passion 41, Utah Falconz 37
  • 2016 — Utah Falconz 49, Minnesota Vixen 6

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 8 [3]
  • 2014 — Madison Blaze 31, Baltimore Nighthawks 14
  • 2015 — Carolina Phoenix 32, Madison Blaze 9
  • 2016 — Carolina Phoenix 20, Carson Bobcats 12

Affiliate Bowl[edit]

  • 2012 — Carolina Queens 18, Colorado Sting 0
  • 2013 — Carolina Queens 28, San Antonio Regulators 14
  • 2014 — Carolina Queens 28, Minnesota Vixens 22
  • 2015 — Detroit Pride 24, San Antonio Regulators 22
  • 2016 — Maine Mayhem 48, Knoxville Lightning 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inside the world of women's tackle football — where women pay to play", Yahoo Finance, Mandi Woodruff, March 30, 2016.
  2. ^ "Montreal Blitz are the 2012 IWFL World Champions!". Iwflsports.com. Retrieved 2017-02-28. 
  3. ^ "Carolina Phoenix are the 2012 IWFL Founders Bowl Champs!". Iwflsports.com. Retrieved 2017-02-28. 

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