Women’s Professional Football League (WPFL)
The Women’s Professional Football League (WPFL) prides itself in being the “original and longest operating women’s professional football league in the United States.” Now overseeing 14 teams, the WPFL has come a long way from having just three founding teams (Houston Energy, Austin Rage, and the New England Storm) playing in 1999, to over 17 teams in its roster. More teams are in the process of licensing and are slated for play in the 2005 season.
To promote the organization and its goals, WPFL embarked on a number of national media campaigns, and was successful in being recognized in the book “Attagirl”. The WPFL is governed by a set of board members, comprised of individual team owners.