FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Seattle Spartans jump to Women's Tackle Football League Team eager to get back on the field
SEATTLE, WA — The Seattle Spartans, the Puget Sound-area's foremost semi-pro women's full-contact football team, are proud to announce they are bringing their hard-charging gridiron grit to the Women's Tackle Football League.
“We're really excited about joining this league,” said Spartans owner Nicole Pelham. “The WTFL offers unlimited potential to promote the sport of women's football in the Seattle area. We're thrilled that the league advances an opportunity to empower women and play a full schedule of games, both internationally and out of state."
The Spartans, who play full-contact, 11-on-11 NCAA rules football, in 2023 played a series of independent scrimmages in the Seattle area. The team has existed since 2018, when it was part of the Women's Football Alliance. Every off-season, the Spartans participate in Annual Mayan women's bowl in Merida Mexico, monthly
community outreach events, including an annual food drive for the needy, an Adopt-A-Road event, and Seattle Pride. Women over 15 years old are eligible to play. The Spartans next free tryout is Saturday at Cal Anderson park in Seattle.
November 18th 6-8pm
December 9th 10am-noon
The Women's Tackle Football League, with its headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla., comprises 13 teams playing in East and West divisions across the United States. The league's seven-week spring schedule culminates in the Legacy Bowl championship in Daytona Beach, Fla. Terry McGriff is the league's president. Michael Lewis, a former NFL All Pro, is the league's director of player development.
For information about the WTFL, see thewtfl.com.