Nathan Stubbs

Women's football league eyes Lafayette expansion

by Nathan Stubbs

Lafayette is among cities being targeted for 2009 expansion teams by the National Women’s Football Association. In a recent press release sent out to local media, league founder and CEO Catherine Masters, states, "We have quite a few teams within hours of Lafayette and feel that a team in that area would fit in nicely with our existing teams. We have found over the past seven seasons that smaller markets seem to do exceptionally well both in player, fan and sponsorship interest.” Current NWFA teams in the region include the New Orleans Blaze, the Austin Outlaws, the Houston Cyclones, and the Gulf Coast Hurricanes, based in Mobile, Ala.

Launched in 2000, the NWFA is a full contact American football league exclusively for women. The NWFA will kick off its 8th season this year on April 29 with 35 teams from across the country. The league has added 13 teams in the past 6 months. For more information on the National Women’s Football Association, visit its Web site at Interested players, coaches and potential owners are asked to call the NWFA's office at (615) 860-4084 or email [email protected].