Western Women's Canadian Football League

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Western Women's Canadian Football League
Sport Women's Canadian football
Founded 2011
President Angelique Chenard
Commissioner Shawn Walter
No. of teams 8
Country Canada
Most recent
champion(s)
Regina Riot
Most titles Saskatoon Valkyries (5)
Official website www.wwcfl.ca

The Western Women's Canadian Football League (WWCFL) is a full-contact women's Canadian football league which began play in the spring of 2011. The league plays an annual season in the spring or summer, and with 8 teams it is the largest women's football league in Canada. The teams play 12-women tackle football games using the Football Canada rules, somewhat similar to those of the CFL. The league has teams in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta (the prairie provinces of Canada).

League history

The first season of play ended with a championship game which was played in the city of Lethbridge, Alberta. The game was played between the Edmonton Storm and the Saskatoon Valkyries. The Valkyries became the first WWCFL Champions, with a final score of 35-7.

The WWCFL's second year (2012) saw the same seven teams compete. The championship game was held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with the Saskatoon Valkyries defending their title by defeating the Lethbridge Steel 64-21.[1]

In the fall of 2012 it was announced that two new teams would be joining the league in 2013. The Northern Anarchy will be based in Grande Prairie, Alberta.[2] and the Okotoks Lady Outlawz in Okotoks, Alberta.[3] Talks involved the league going as high as 11 teams for 2013, including expansion into British Columbia[2] but it never occurred. In 2014, the Okotoks Lady Outlawz did not field a team for WWCFL play, with a plan to rebuild in future. The Northern Anarchy took a break in 2015,[4] although practice sessions continued,[4] and the Anarchy returned to the field in the 2016 season.[5]

Teams

Western Conference

Team Location Home Field
Calgary Rage Calgary, Alberta Shouldice Athletic Park
Edmonton Storm Edmonton, Alberta Clarke Stadium
Lethbridge Steel Lethbridge, Alberta University of Lethbridge Community Stadium
Northern Anarchy Grande Prairie, Alberta Legion Field

Prairie Conference

Team Location Home Field
Manitoba Fearless Winnipeg, Manitoba Investors Group Field
Regina Riot Regina, Saskatchewan Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field
Saskatoon Valkyries Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Griffiths Stadium
Winnipeg Wolfpack Winnipeg, Manitoba North Winnipeg Nomads Football Club

Suspended operations

Team Location Home Field
Okotoks Lady Outlawz High River, Alberta High River High Field

WWCFL Championship results

Year Winner Loser Score
2011 Saskatoon Valkyries Edmonton Storm 35-7
2012 Saskatoon Valkyries Lethbridge Steel 64-21
2013 Saskatoon Valkyries Lethbridge Steel 27-13
2014 Saskatoon Valkyries Lethbridge Steel 53-0
2015 Regina Riot Edmonton Storm 53-6
2016 Saskatoon Valkyries Edmonton Storm 81-6 [6]
2017 Regina Riot Calgary Rage 53-0 [7]
2018 Regina Riot Saskatoon Valkyries 14-10

See also

References

  1. ^ "Valkyries win championship, remain perfect" Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, July 16, 2012. Retrieved on July 21, 2012
  2. ^ a b "Grande Prairie getting gridiron gals" Daily Herald Tribune, Grande Prairie, September 27, 2012. Retrieved on December 11, 2012
  3. ^ "Foothills ladies hit the gridiron" Okotoks Western Wheel, Okotoks, February 29, 2012. Retrieved on December 11, 2012
  4. ^ a b Oatway, Jenny (May 8, 2015). "NORTHERN ANARCHY WOMEN'S FOOTBALL REGROUPING FOR 2016". My Grande Prairie Now. Retrieved 6 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Clow, Logan (May 5, 2016). "Northern Anarchy set for gridiron season opener". Daily Herald Times. Retrieved 6 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Saskatoon Valkyries take back WWCFL championship". CBC News. Jun 25, 2016. Retrieved 6 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Regina Riot captures WWCFL championship". Leader-Post. June 11, 2017. Retrieved June 11, 2017. 
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