Independent Women's Football League

Independent Women's Football League
Sport Women's American football
Founded 2000
No. of teams 33 total (26 Tier I, 7 Affiliate)
Countries  United States
Most recent
IWFL League-- Utah Falconz
Founders Bowl winner-- Carolina Phoenix
Affiliate Bowl winner-- Maine Mayhem
Most titles Sacramento Sirens (3)

The Independent Women's Football League (IWFL) is a full-contact Women's American football league that was founded in 2000 and began play in 2001. It is one of three 11-on-11 U.S. football leagues for women, along with the Women's Football Alliance and the United States Women's Football League, and the oldest of the three. Laurie Frederick is one of the league's founders and current CEO.


Atlantic Conference

Team Location Home Field
Baltimore Nighthawks Baltimore, Maryland Mergenthaler VTS High School
Carolina Phoenix Durham, North Carolina Durham County Memorial Stadium
Carolina Queens Huntersville, North Carolina Hopewell High School
Montreal Blitz Lachine, Quebec Dalbe-Viau High School
New York Sharks Brooklyn, New York Aviator Sports Complex
Philadelphia Firebirds Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Germantown Academy
Washington Prodigy Washington, DC Anacostia High School

Midwest Conference

Team Location Home Field
Detroit Pride Detroit, Michigan
Iowa Crush West Des Moines, Iowa Valley High School
Madison Blaze Madison, Wisconsin Middleton High School
Minnesota Vixen Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota Simley High School
Nebraska Stampede Ralston, Nebraska Ralston High School
Tennessee Train Chattanooga, Tennessee Chattanooga Central High School

Central Conference

Team Location Home Field
Austin Yellow Jackets Austin, Texas House Park
Colorado Freeze Denver, Colorado Englewood High School
Houston Energy League City, Texas Veterans Memorial Stadium
Houston Woodlands Wildcats Houston, Texas Joe Keller Butler Stadium Houston
Rocky Mountain Thunderkatz Colorado Springs, Colorado Fountain Middle School
Tulsa Threat Tulsa, Oklahoma Tulsa Memorial High School Lafortune Stadium

Pacific Conference

Team Location Home Field
Bakersfield Bombers Bakersfield, California Golden Valley High School
Carson Bobcats Carson, California
Nevada Storm Dayton, Nevada Dayton Valley High School
North County Stars San Diego, California Fallbrook Union College
Phoenix Phantomz Phoenix, Arizona ASU Prep High School
Sacramento Sirens Sacramento, California Hughes Stadium
Utah Falconz Murray, Utah Cottonwood High School

Affiliate Teams

Team Location Home Field
Albuquerque Avengers Albuquerque, New Mexico Del Norte High School
Central Valley Mustangs Modesto, California Modesto Christian High School
Knoxville Lightning Knoxville, Tennessee Austin East High School
Maine Mayhem Portland, Maine Deering High School Memorial Stadium
New York Knockout Schenectady, New York Schenectady High School
San Antonio Regulators San Antonio, Texas Wheatley Heights Sports Complex
Southern Tier Valkyrie Clarksville, Tennessee

Expansion/Inactive Teams

Team Location Home Field
California Quake Long Beach, California
Connecticut Wreckers Danbury, Connecticut
Granite Grey Wolves New Hampshire
New Orleans Krewe New Orleans, Louisiana
North Florida Pumas Jacksonville, Florida
Tucson Monsoon Tucson, Arizona
Ventura Black Widows Ventura, California Newbury Park High School
Wisconsin Warriors Greendale, Wisconsin Greendale High School

Former IWFL teams playing elsewhere


Tier I

Tier II

Founders Bowl

Affiliate Bowl

See also


External links

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