BRISTOL, Connecticut –The Women’s Football Alliance proudly announces it signed a television network deal with ESPN to have it’s WFA Pro Division National Championship televised live on ESPN2.
The WFA finished an incredibly successful 2021 season which included major partnership agreements with Hall of Fame Sports and Entertainment and the NFL Alumni Academy. A television network deal with Eleven Sports in 2021 led to 12 televised games on Direct TV and Roku where over 100,000 fans tuned in. “We knew that once we were able reach the televised audience our viewership would reach these numbers,” stated Lisa King, WFA Commissioner. “ESPN has realized the huge amount of potential for women’s tackle football, and we are excited for this tremendous opportunity to showcase the very best athletes in our sport.” The live broadcast of the 2022 WFA Pro National Championship will air July 10 at 2pm on ESPN2.
The WFA will be entering its 13th season April 9th of 2022 with over 60 teams in 4 divisions. The top division, WFA PRO boasts some of the most successful franchises in women’s football history and many have been given the support of their local NFL teams. Reigning National Champions, the Boston Renegades were flown to the 2021 National Championship by Robert Kraft on the New England Patriots private jet, Air Kraft. The Cleveland Browns partnered with the WFA to co-host the annual WFA All-American Girls Clinic at the Hall of Fame Village during Championship Week, where the next generation of female players learn the sport from top WFA and NFL players. Major brands have also begun to see value in supporting women’s football, with Secret, Wilson, AdeNation, KT tape, and Xenith becoming sponsors of the WFA. This major television deal with ESPN will open even more doors to corporate investors, furthering the WFA’s cause of providing equal opportunity to play America’s 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 2,100 players, the WFA has created opportunities for women to compete and learn the game at the highest level. The professionalism and success of the WFA has been recognized by major corporate sponsors. In 2021, the WFA began expanding its audience reach with 12 televised Games of the Week on Direct TV and Roku. WFA players have used their experience and football knowledge to have successful coaching careers. Over 25 WFA alumni have accepted NFL coaching and scouting positions, including WFA Advisory Board members and current NFL full time coaches, Jennifer King, (Washington Football Team), Callie Brownson (Cleveland Browns) and Lori Locust (Tampa Bay Buccaneers). For more information, visit www.wfaprofootball.com.