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Women’s National Football League

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Female Football Players request “A League of Their Own”

A Demonstration and Press conference for Football Equality

January 14 2019, 12:00 PM, NFL Headquarters

345 Park Avenue, New York

For nearly 100 years, the National Football League (NFL) has supported men’s professional football. Playing largely in taxpayer-supported stadiums, the NFL has evolved into a multi-billion dollar enterprise. Men’s pro football is one of the most lucrative sports in the world, with every NFL franchise currently valued at over one and a half billion dollars. So why have women been shut out of getting on the field? Why is there a WNBA and not a WNFL?

There are three 11-player full-contact women’s leagues in the U.S. On average, about 3000 women compete every year on about 100 football teams across the country. None of them are supported by the NFL. The Women’s Football Alliance (WFA),  D.C. Divas has partnered with the Women’s March 2019 in Washington, D.C. to promote equality on the football field for female football players.

A  press conference will be held to meet and question some of the best female football players in the world. The press conference will be hosted by Robert Mac, an advocate for women’s football and the director and producer of the award-winning documentary Victorious, a film (trailer is inserted below) that proves that women’s football can be entertaining, commercially viable, and deserving of an endorsement from the National Football League, the Players Union and sponsorship from the NFL’S corporate partners.

It’s time for the NFL and the men’s football establishment to step up to the plate and show their support for the women who play this game. To that end, on January 14, 2019 those in support of football equality will be gathering in New York and making the following three demands  to ensure greater football participation for women:

  1. The establishment in 2020 of an eight-team WNFL – a Women’s National Football League – in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the NFL. With the NFL’s massive popularity and fan support, we believe the WNFL would quickly become a profitable sports league and establish one of the strongest fan bases in women’s sports.
  2. The NFL Players Union would agree to a 0.1% “sharing the opportunity” fee on NFL players’ salaries, which the NFL would match. This “sharing the opportunity” fee would generate 11 million dollars annually and would finance the eight professional WNFL teams. In the overall landscape of gender equality in sports, women’s football players deserve to earn 1/1000th of the income that their male counterparts earn.
  3. All 32 NFL teams would adopt a semi-professional women’s football team in their area and support the growth of their sister team. Taxpayer-funded facilities that are now being used exclusively for men’s football should be open to women’s football players as well.

We invite you to attend and to bring any questions you may have. The link to the Victorious documentary trailer is below.

https://vimeo.com/148916313

SOURCE: Robert Mac

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