The Women’s National Football Conference (WNFC) is a groundbreaking organization. We exist to create and foster an environment for female athletes to sustain healthy lifestyles through playing, coaching and participating in American football at the highest level. At present the sport of women’s tackle football is disjointed. The market does not have an option for owners, players, and fans that have a higher standard for women and girls in football. For years, it has been ok to have women and teams solely carry the financial burden to play this sport that countless men and boys have access to for free; without a plan or significant effort to change that dynamic.
Over the past decade, women’s football leagues have collected over $3 million dollars combined from aspiring female football players and their teams. No valuable investments, financial return or significant advancements have been made with these dollars.
Our purpose, principals, and plans are rooted in the development of the most pristine women’s football product in the world so that those times eventually come to an end.
The Group Leading The Movement…
  • 4 Former Female NFL Coaches
  • 3 Former NCAA Division 1 Coaches
  • Fortune 100 Marketing/Branding Leadership
  • Fortune 100 Sales Leadership
  • Fortunate 50 Operations/Financial leadership
  • National Women’s Football Officials Association
  • NFL Alumni Association (Dallas Chapter)
WNFC Leadership:
  • Bryant Sewall – Chief Executive Officer
  • Odessa Jenkins – Chief Operating Officer
  • Jen Welter – Sr. Vice President of Business Development
  • Kandice Mitchell – Commissioner
  • Frank Shourds – National Director of Sales and Partnerships
  • April Christler – Sr. Vice President of Marketing
  • Desiree Abrams – Head of Officiating
  • Elizabeth Dillow – Chief Administrative Officer
  • Collette V. Smith – Director of Government and Community Relations
  • Toni Fuller – Director of Player Engagement
  • Mashonda Gilmore – Ambassador for Flag Football Development
The Process…
In Phase 1 we will develop what has proven to be the toughest market in women’s football (The West). This market is geographically disadvantaged, compared to their eastern peers. The WFNC will focus our resources (financial and operational) in Phase 1 developing the West. In Phase 2, we will move EAST with invitations to teams who fit and believe in this model for the advancement and development of the highest level of women’s football.
Phase 1 Target Markets/Cities
  • Alabama
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Arizona
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • North Florida
  • Houston, TX
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Little Rock, AR
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Portland, OR
  • Reno, NV
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Marcos, TX
  • Seattle, WA
Phase 2 Target Markets/Cities
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Boston, MA
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Orlando, FL
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Tampa, FL
  • Washington DC.
Differentiators…
  1. We Have WILL. The financial model of the WNFC operates on funding from Private sources, Branding, Marketing, and Sponsorships revenue. We do not charge a fee for entry to players or teams. Teams are invited to the WNFC based on their market, team, players, and ownership. We are willing to invest all that we have, and outwork our competitors to provide the best possible opportunities to players, coaches and owners in the sport of football.
  2. We Are Bold. We know that the sport of women’s football is one of the most exciting products in all of sports. We expect excellence and believe that women deserve the best equipment, the best apparel, and the best facilities.
This is our game, and we are holding it to a higher standard. It’s time to … #stepyourgameup