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National Women's Football Association

Sports League information
SportAmerican football
Founded2000
No. of teams1
CountryUnited States
Most recent championH-Town Texas Cyclones (now in WFA)

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The National Women's Football Association (NWFA) was a full-contact American football league for women headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. The league was founded by Catherine Masters in 2000, as the two benchmark teams, the Alabama Renegades and the Nashville Dream played each other six times in exhibition games. The opening season was in 2001 featuring eight teams. The NWFA was originally called the National Women's Football League, but changed its name after the 2002 season. The name change came after pressure from the National Football League. The NFL also required the league to change the logos of some teams whose logo resembled those of NFL teams. The NWFA did not officially field any teams for the 2009 season.

NWFA teams play according to standard National Football League rules with the following notable exceptions:

* TDY-sized football

* only one foot in-bounds is required for a reception

* no blocking below the waist downfield

* kickoff takes place on the 35 yard line.

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ussoccer.com's "Back Home" continues with a visit to Hope Solo's in Seattle where we meet her pets, check out her view and talk to her about why she decided ...
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Nine-year-old YouTube pee-wee football sensation and soccer player, Sam Gordon, was invited by Abby Wambach to attend the U.S. WNT training and game in Glend...
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Studio 90 hears from WNT midfielders Tobin Heath and Megan Rapinoe talk who detail their attempts to learn French while playing abroad. More info: http://www...
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Tobin Heath and Yael Averbuch didn't become two of the most skilled soccer players in the United States by not thinking outside the box. (Remember their Tric...
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Sydney Leroux and Kristie Mewis (aka LeMew) first met each other on the USA's youth national teams and despite having some personality characteristics that a...
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Highlights from the U.S. Women's National Team's 1-1 draw with Sweden. In the WNT's final group stage match at the Algarve Cup, the U.S. fell behind early be...
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The U.S. Women's National Team faced the Republic of Ireland on Nov. 28, 2012 at JELD-WEN Field in Portland, Ore. for a friendly match as part of the Fan Tri...
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Noted prankster Heather Mitts welcomes Ali Krieger back to the U.S. WNT after a year-long absence due to her knee injury. It was a "sweet" return. More info:...
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Professional gridiron football leagues in North America

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football
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football
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Canadian
football
National: Canadian Football League
Evolved from amateur to professional leagues: Interprovincial Rugby Football Union * Western Interprovincial Football Union
Arena/
indoor football
National: Arena Football League * American Indoor Football Association * Indoor Football League
Regional: Continental Indoor Football League * Southern Indoor Football League Ultimate Indoor Football League
Women's: Lingerie Football League
Semi-pro: American Professional Football League * Independent Indoor Football Alliance
Suspended: Ultimate Indoor Football League
Defunct: Arena Football League (1987 2008) * af2 * Eastern Indoor Football League * Indoor Football League (1999 2000) * Indoor Professional Football League * Intense Football League * National Indoor Football League * Professional Indoor Football League * United Indoor Football * World Indoor Football League (2007)
Folded or merged before any games were played: World Indoor Football League (1988)



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