Women's National Football Conference
The Women's National Football Conference (WNFC) is a full-contact Women's American football league that began play in 2019. It is one of four national full-contact, 11-on-11 football leagues for women, along with the Women's Football Alliance, the United States Women's Football League and the Women's Tackle Football League.
|Current season, competition or edition:|
|Sport||Women's American football|
|No. of teams||20|
|Texas Elite Spartans (1st title)|
The Women's National Football Conference was founded in 2018, with their inaugural season in 2019. On their website, the WNFC describes themselves as looking to create a standard of excellence and opportunities. Notably, the WNFC does not charge teams of players a fee for entry into the league; rather, teams are invited into the league based on quality of market, team, players and ownership.
On December 10, 2018, the WNFC announced a historic partnership with Adidas, as part of the latter's "She Breaks Barriers" initiative. As part of that partnership, Adidas serves as the WNFC's presenting sponsor, with all WNFC teams wearing custom-made Adidas uniforms.
The WNFC played their inaugural season in 2019 with fourteen regular teams and one exhibition team. Five teams came to the WNFC from the Independent Women's Football League (which folded after the 2018 season), three from the WFA, two from the USWFL and five were brand-new teams playing their inaugural season in the WNFC.
The WNFC has added seven teams so far for the 2020 season; three from the WFA, two from the USWFL and three expansion teams.
|Denver Bandits||Aurora, Colorado||Aurora Public Schools Stadium||Marcel Sampson||2018||2019|
|Las Vegas Silver Stars||Las Vegas, Nevada||Eldorado High School||Carrie Walters||2017||2019|
|Los Angeles Bobcats||Los Angeles, California||Rancho Cienega Sports Complex||Timothy Holmes||2015||2019|
|Phoenix Prowlers||Glendale, Arizona||Independence High School||Ron Reddic||2018||2019|
|San Diego Rebellion||San Diego, California||Balboa Stadium||Knengi Martin||2017||2019|
|Seattle Majestics||Kent, Washington||French Field||Scott McCarron||2002||2019|
|Utah Falconz||Murray, Utah||Cottonwood High School||Rick Rasmussen||2002||2019|
|Alabama Fire||Birmingham, Alabama||Panther Stadium||Cedric Lane||2015||2019|
|Atlanta Phoenix||Mableton, Georgia||Pebblebrook High School||Brian Montgomery||2011||2019|
|Houston Heat||Missouri City, Texas||Various||Daryl Hobbs||2017||2019|
|Nebraska Nite Hawks||Bellevue, Nebraska||Bellevue West High School||Vershan Jackson||2018||2019|
|Texas Elite Spartans||Addison, Texas||Alfred J. Loos Stadium||Odessa Jenkins||2017||2019|
|Joining in 2020|
|Carolina Queens||Charlotte, North Carolina||TBD||TBD||2004||2020|
|Florida Avengers||Jacksonville, Florida||TBD||TBD||2019||2020|
|Kansas City Glory||Kansas City, Missouri||TBD||KeKe Blackmon||2019||2020|
|La Muerte de Las Cruces||Las Cruces, New Mexico||Field of Dreams||Billy Avalos||2017||2020|
|Mississippi Lady Panthers||Jackson, Mississippi||Various||LeSteven Jackson||2018||2020|
|Oregon Ravens||Portland, Oregon||Roosevelt High School||Tim Price||2019||2020|
|Philadelphia Phantomz||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Marcus Foster Memorial Stadium||Rich Harrigan||2015||2020|
|Washington Prodigy||Washington, D.C.||Woodrow Wilson High School||Tony Bell||2012||2020|
Map of teams
- New Orleans Hippies — Played in the WNFC in 2019, not invited back for 2020
- North Florida Pumas — Played in the WNFC in 2019, now a member of the Women's Tackle Football League.
- San Diego Surge — Played in the WNFC in 2019, then folded
|Year||Title||Home team||Away team||Score|
|2019||2019 IX Cup||Texas Elite Spartans||Utah Falconz||19–14|
- About Us - WNFCFootball.com
- "ADIDAS KICKS OFF INITIATIVE TO BREAK DOWN BARRIERS FACED BY WOMEN AND GIRLS IN SPORT". Adidas.com. December 10, 2018. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
- "WNFC'S IX CUP CHAMPIONSHIP LIVES UP TO THE HYPE!". July 9, 2019. Retrieved August 13, 2019.