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Ladies Play Football Too!

The Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) is the largest, longest running, and most competitive women’s tackle football league in the world. Women’s tackle football teams and leagues have been in existence for over four decades, but the most promising growth in the sport – both in the number of teams and in the level of competition – has taken place over the last five years. In 2009, the WFA opened its doors to female athletes across the nation, regardless of their financial status. The Women’s Football Alliance continues to support the successful growth of women’s tackle football across the United States and around the world. Lisa King is the current WFA Commissioner. The WFA’s non-profit business model encourages community and corporate sponsorship with revenue being re-invested into its WFA teams and players. The WFA also created unique rewards for member teams and players, including All-American jerseys, playoff travel money, championship rings, championship uniforms, and national broadcasting of the National Championship on major sporting networks such as ESPN3, Root Sports, Eleven Sports, and Comcast.

Fun Fact: Revenues for Women's Super League clubs rose by 60% in a record-breaking 2021-22 season, according to new figures published by Deloitte.

WFA players are not paid to play, and the majority of coaches in the league are volunteers. Depending on a variety of factors, players can pay up to $1,000 a season to play, which includes league fees, equipment costs, team costs (such as facility rental for practice) and travel expenses.

Being part of a sports team has been proven to boost self-esteem and improve confidence in young people. They feel more motivated and empowered to achieve their goals. Playing football develops social skills as ladies/girls learn how to work together and develop friendships.

Lakisha Wheat Owner of AZ EMPOWERMENT is currently recruiting for the city of Phoenix and can be reached at

If interested in being part of a new forming Maricopa team, contact Mark Dearth via email at

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