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Western Women's Canadian Football League
SportWomen's Canadian football
Founded2011
No. of teams8
Country(ies)Canada
Most recent champion(s)Regina Riot
Most titlesSaskatoon Valkyries (5)
Official websiteTemplate:Official URL

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 historyEdit

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]

TeamsEdit

Western ConferenceEdit

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 ConferenceEdit

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 operationsEdit

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

WWCFL Championship resultsEdit

YearWinnerLoserScore
2011Saskatoon ValkyriesEdmonton Storm35-7
2012Saskatoon ValkyriesLethbridge Steel64-21
2013Saskatoon ValkyriesLethbridge Steel27-13
2014Saskatoon ValkyriesLethbridge Steel53-0
2015Regina RiotEdmonton Storm53-6
2016Saskatoon ValkyriesEdmonton Storm81-6[6]
2017Regina RiotCalgary Rage53-0[7]
2018Regina RiotSaskatoon Valkyries14-10

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Template:Alberta Sports

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