January 29, 2020. (Exeter, Ca) – Today the Women’s Football Alliance announced it signed a television network deal with Eleven Sports/FTF (For the Fans) Network for the 2020 season.
After celebrating its tenth anniversary season in 2019, the WFA will make another major move for women’s football with the broadcast of their 2020 season on national television, reaching millions of viewers. Eleven Sports will televise 10 WFA Games of the Week, matching up the top teams in the league, the league playoffs, and the WFA National Championship.
As WFA veteran Katie Sowers earns major headlines as the first female to coach in a Superbowl, sports fans are beginning to notice the rapidly growing number of girls and women participating in football. Major brands have also begun to see value in supporting women’s football, with KT Tape, AdeNation, and Xenith helmets becoming major sponsors of the WFA. This major television deal will open even more doors to corporate investors, furthering the WFA’s cause of providing equal opportunity to play America’s sport.
“We’re thrilled to be bringing the WFA to the Eleven Sports and FTF family of networks,” stated David Gross, FTF President. “It’s exciting that we’ll be able to showcase the very best Women’s professional football league to our international audience. The talent in the WFA has proved that high quality football isn’t limited to just one gender. ”
“We are excited to be working with Eleven Sports to bring the highest level of women’s football to a national and international audience, ” stated Lisa King, WFA Commissioner. “We look forward to adding hundreds of thousands of football fans that will be hooked once they see these amazing athletes in action.”
About Eleven Sports/FTF (For the Fans):
With satellite and cable channels on DirectTV, Verizon, and Uverse as well as multiple digital platforms including SAMSUNG PLUS, PLUTO, XUMO, FUBO, and Distro, Eleven Sports/FTF is home to major sports such as NCAA Football and Basketball, Professional basketball, and professional soccer.
About the WFA:
The Women’s Football Alliance is the largest women’s football league in the world. With 62 teams and 2,100 players, the WFA has created opportunities and raised the bar for women to compete and learn the game at the highest level. Over 15 WFA veteran players have accepted NFL coaching and scouting positions, including WFA Advisory Board members and current NFL full time coaches, Katie Sowers (San Francisco 49ers) and Lori Locust (Tampa Bay Buccaneers).