WOMEN’S FOOTBALL ALLIANCE SIGNS TELEVISION NETWORK DEAL WITH ESPN
The WFA completed a highly successful 2021 season that included major partnership agreements with Hall of Fame Sports and Entertainment and the NFL Alumni Academy. A television network deal with Next Level Sports & Entertainment in 2021 led to twelve televised games on DirecTV and Roku where over 100,000 fans tuned in.
“We knew that once we were able reach a television audience our viewership would reach these numbers,” stated WFA Commissioner Dr. Lisa King. “ESPN recognizes the potential of women’s tackle football and we are excited for this tremendous opportunity to showcase the very best athletes in our sport.”
The 2022 WFA Pro National Championship Game will be broadcasted live on ESPN2 at 2 pm on Sunday, July 10, 2022.
The WFA will enter its thirteenth season on April 9th with over 60 teams in 4 competitive divisions. The most competitive division — WFA PRO — boasts some of the most successful franchises in women’s football history. Several have been given the support of their local NFL teams. Reigning national champions, the Boston Renegades were flown to Canton, Ohio for the 2021 title game on the New England Patriots team jet courtesy of Robert Kraft. The Cleveland Browns cohosted the WFA’s annual All-American Girls Clinic, where the next generation of female players learn the sport from top WFA and NFL players. Major brands have turned out to support women’s professional football with Wilson, KT Tape, Xenith, AdeNation, and Secret becoming the national sponsors of the league. The WFA’s agreement with ESPN is expected to introduce the league to a wider audience and open more doors to corporate investors, furthering the cause of providing women with opportunities to play America’s greatest sport.
About the WFA
The Women’s Football Alliance is the largest, longest running, and most competitive women’s football league in the world. With 62 teams and over 2,100 players, the WFA has created opportunities for women to compete and learn the game at all levels. At the highest level, WFA players have used their experience and football knowledge to have successful coaching careers. More than 25 WFA alumni have accepted NFL coaching and scouting positions, including Jennifer King (Washington Football Team), Callie Brownson (Cleveland Browns), Katie Sowers (San Francisco 49ers), Jen Welter (Arizona Cardinals), and Lori Locust (Tampa Bay Buccaneers). For more information, visit wfaprofootball.com.