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WNFC adds new rules for Year 5: Kickoffs at 45-yard line, 3-point play, and historic Pick IX

With the Women's National Football Conference (WNFC) kicking off its fifth season next Spring 2024, the league announced a number of new rules that will be enacted.

The WNFC is committed to advancing women's football through innovation and fan engagement in the 2024 season. Three major rule changes have been voted in by WNFC owners, promising to elevate the game and captivate sports fans.

Firstly, the WNFC introduces the thrilling 3PT Play. After a touchdown, teams now have the chance to earn one, two, or even three points based on their chosen play from different yard lines. This strategic addition adds a new level of excitement and decision-making to the game.

Secondly, in a move to honor equity in women's sports (Title IX) and to promote competitive games, the league unveils PICK IX. Defensive scores will now be worth nine points, heightening the impact of interceptions and fumble recoveries. This change is set to intensify defensive plays and keep fans on the edge of their seats.

Third, player safety takes center stage as the WNFC moves kick-offs to the 45-yard line. This decision aims to reduce high-speed collisions during returns, ensuring a safer start to each game. Touchbacks will now place the ball at the receiving team's 25-yard line.

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