May 3, 2020
BOSTON — The Boston Renegades women’s football team sent the following letter to fans regarding the cancellation of their 2020 season. The Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) announced on May 2 that their 2020 championship season was cancelled due to health and safety concerns related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Renegades and WFA were only a few weeks away from their early-April season openers when the rapid spread of COVID-19 forced nationwide closures and restrictions on group gatherings which included team practices, classroom sessions, and games. On March 12, the WFA announced a postponement while targeting a return in June, but the league board later determined that a return to play in 2020 would not be possible.
The Renegades, in pursuit of a third consecutive national championship title, now set their sights on the 2021 season.
About Boston Renegades
The Boston Renegades are the premier women’s tackle football team in New England and the defending Division 1 Champions of the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA). Bringing together players from many former area teams, including the Boston Militia, New England Intensity, Bay State Warriors, Boston Rampage, and Massachusetts Mutiny, the Renegades are continuing the rich history of women’s football in Boston, which includes five national titles. The Boston Renegades are currently owned by former player Molly Goodwin. The Renegades play at Harry della Russo Stadium in Revere, Mass.
About the Women’s Football Alliance
The Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) is a full-contact Women’s American football league that began play in 2009. The league is comprised of over 60 teams across three divisions and in 32 states. As the largest women’s football league in the world, the WFA’s mission is to grow the sport and highlight the best women’s football players. Headquartered in Exeter, California, the league is currently owned and operated by Lisa and Jeff King.