Frequently asked questions
How many teams are in the WNFC?
The WNFC currently has 20 teams across the United States. We are in Phase 2 of the launch of our league (started in 2019). The WNFC will continue expanding throughout the US in major "sports cities" where we currently do not have a team. Once the league is fully launched we will have a maximum of 30-32 teams in the league.
How do we inquire about owning a team in the WNFC?
Individuals inquiring about owning or investing in a WNFC team or league should submit their inquiries HERE.
What rules will the WNFC play under?
The WNFC is currently playing under a slightly modified NCAA rule set.
Can I purchase WNFC apparel or apparel for my favorite WNFC team?
Absolutely! Please visit our Fan Shop!
Will tickets be sold online?
Yes, tickets for all WNFC games can be purchased from the league website once the 2021 schedule is released.
When does the season begin and end?
The WNFC season runs in the spring. The 2021 season is expected to start in late April/ early May 2021.
Do you have a transgender policy?
Yes. We have a transgender policy; which will be made available to all teams, and players who sign with WNFC.
Will players have to pay to play?
The WNFC and the teams in the WNFC are working to do everything in their power to significatnly reduce and eventually eliminate the "pay to play" burden. There are a lot of steps that we must take before women's football can become a professional sport; joining the WNFC is step 1.
Will players be paid?
At this point, women's football is an amateur sport. This is not something that will change rapidly. However, we have a 5-year plan to significantly decrease the burden on teams. Player responsibilities and compensation is a team decision, and our goal is to decrease that responsibility. The teams in the WNFC are working to do everything in their power to eliminate that burden, which is why they chose this league. There are a lot of steps that we must take before women's football can become a professional sport; joining the WNFC is step 1.
Will the games be televised?
The WNFC has partnered with YouToo America to bring women's football to millions of households across the US.
Where will the Championship game be held?
We are currently accepting bids for the hosting of the 2021 WNFC IX Cup Championship. Bids can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will there be an All-Star Team and/or game?
Yes. The WNFC will announce an All-Star team and host an All-Star game every year. Our All-Stars are treated to the best experience that women's football has to offer.
How do I become a partner/sponsor of the WNFC?
Women's sports needs all the support it can get. Women's football is the most underrepresented of all. We are always looking for organizations who want to help see women's sports thrive. Building mutual partnerships with our sponsors is what the WNFC is about. If you're interested in becoming a sponsor/partner of the WNFC, please email admin@wnfcfootball.
Are there intern opportunities in the WNFC?
There are absolutely intern opportunities with the league. Anyone interested can send their inquiries and resumes to email@example.com.
How are teams selected and evaluated to be a part of the WNFC?
Teams are selected based on 5 major factors:
Geography (location in the country)
The health of the local sports market
The overall health of the team
Prior success with marketing and promotions by the team
The motivation and commitment of the team ownership to move the team to a professional level, meaning ability to show financial stablity, good business acumen and willingness to personally invest in their team when needed