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National Women's Football Association
SportAmerican football
Founded2000
Country(ies)Flag of the United States.svg.png United States
Ceased2008
Last champion(s)H-Town Texas Cyclones (now in WFA)

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 ten teams.[1] The NWFA did not officially field any teams for the 2009 season.

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.[2] The NFL also required the league to change the logos of some teams whose logos resembled those of NFL teams.

League founder Catherine Masters was inducted into the American Football Association's Semi Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006.[3]

League rulesEdit

NWFA teams played 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

List of teamsEdit

Teams that joined another leagueEdit

Defunct teamsEdit

Championship gamesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  3. http://www.americanfootballassn.com/forms/2010HallofFameListing.pdf
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