United States Women's Football League

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United States Women's Football League
Sport Women's American football
Founded 2009
No. of teams 7 regular & 3 affiliates for 2016 season
Country USA
Most recent
Keystone Assault (USWFL),
New York Knockout (W8FL)

The United States Women's Football League (USWFL) 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. The league was known as the "Women's Spring Football League" from 2009-2015. 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 USWFL 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.


United States Women's Football League (USWFL)[edit]

The USWFL was founded as the Women's Spring Football League in 2009. A few teams played an exhibition season under the WSFL banner in 2010, with the Kansas City Storm going undefeated in the regular season but no playoffs or league championship game were played resulting in no league champion being crowned.

In 2011, the USWFL 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 USWFL staged its first playoffs and held its first league championship game at Endless Mountains Stadium in Towanda, Pennsylvania. The New Jersey Titans defeated the DFW Xtreme, 67-6, to claim the 2012 WSFL championship.

In 2013, the USWFL staged its second playoffs and held its second league championship game in Memphis, Tennessee. The Memphis Dynasty defeated the Arkansas Banshees, 32-12, to claim the title.

In 2014, the USWFL staged its third playoffs and 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.

In 2015, the USWFL staged its fourth playoffs and held its fourth league championship game in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania. The Keystone Assault defeated the Tennessee Legacy, 9-7, to claim their first 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.
In 2015, the New York Knockout defeated the Cape Fear Thunder, 28-0, to win their first W8FL championship title, with the game having been played in Schenectady, New York.


United States Women's Football League (USWFL)[edit]

Northern Division[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Connecticut Hawks Danbury, Connecticut Immaculate High School
Erie Illusion Erie, Pennsylvania Erie Veterans Memorial Stadium
New England Nightmare Windsor, Connecticut Jack O'Brien Stadium

Southern Division[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Cincinnati Sizzle Cincinnati, Ohio Woodward Career & Technical High School & Withrow High School
Southern Indiana Storm Paoli, Indiana Paoli Community Park Complex Football Field
Tennessee Legacy Memphis, Tennessee Latimer Lake Park, Horn Lake, Mississippi
West Virginia Wildfire South Charleston, West Virginia Little Creek Park

Affiliate/Guest Teams for 2016[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Kansas City Storm Kansas City, Missouri Southeast High School Field
Maine Mayhem Portland, Maine Memorial Field
New York Knockout Schenectady, New York Mohonasen & Schenectady High Schools

Expansion/Inactive Teams[edit]

Team Location Home Field
Buffalo Bullets Buffalo, New York
Mount Vernon Monarchs Mount Vernon, Illinois

USWFL Championship Game Results[edit]

Year Winner Loser Score
2011 Baltimore Burn Baltimore declared league champion with 6-0 record no game played
2012 New Jersey Titans Dallas/FortWorth Xtreme 67-6
2013 Memphis Dynasty Arkansas Banshees 32-12
2014 Memphis Dynasty Arkansas Banshees 34-12
2015 Keystone Assault Tennessee Legacy 9-7

WSFL 8s Championship Game Results 2011-2015[edit]

Year Winner Loser Score
2011 Cape Fear Thunder Cape Fear declared league champion with 4-2-1 record no game played
2012 West Virginia Wildfire West Virginia declared league champion with 5-2 record no game played
2013 West Virginia Wildfire Binghamton Tiger Cats 44-8
2014 Cape Fear Thunder West Virginia Wildfire 34-26
2015 New York Knockout Cape Fear Thunder 28-0

USWFL Commissioner's Bowl Results[edit]

Year Winner Loser Score
2015 Cincinnati Sizzle West Virginia Wildfire 26-20
2016 Erie Illusion vs Southern Indiana Storm Game to be played in August ??

Former USWFL and W8FL teams playing elsewhere[edit]


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