Central Canada Women’s Football League (CCWFL) Official Launch
On April 9, the Central Canada Women’s Football League announced the official launch of a new women’s tackle football league in Ontario.
The Central Canada Women’s Football League is seeking women aged 18 and over to fill all positions in their newly formed 2015 teams. Women aged 16 and 17 are also welcome to participate in the CCWFL as “Rookies”, where they will be given the option to train and practice with teams until they are eligible to participate in game play.
The CCWFL aspires to give all women the opportunity to advance their tackle football training on an equal playing field and to be a part of one of the first tackle football leagues in Ontario for women.
Women’s tackle football has a rich history in Canada. Founded in 2001, the Montréal Blitz are currently the only Canadian team to play in the semi-professional Independent Women’s Football League where they’ve won 4 titles in the past 6 years. The Maritime Women’s Football League was established in 2004 and currently has teams in Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton and Halifax. Taking root in 2011 following the inaugural 2010 IFAF Women’s World Championship the Western Women’s Canadian Football League (WWCFL) currently boasts teams in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Okotoks, Regina, Saskatoon and two in Winnipeg.
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