Kansas City Glory quarterback Elizabeth Sowers has been selected to play for the 2021 U.S. Women’s Flag Football National Team by USA Football. The team will compete next October at the 2021 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Flag World Championships in Palma, Spain.
"Representing the country is truly a blessing. I’m excited to not only show the world what we are capable of at the highest level, but to continue to show the country what’s possible, regardless our gender. When little boys and girls look at our team, I hope it reminds them they can be anything they want to" - Liz Sowers, Kansas City Glory
The U.S. Women’s Flag Team will enter Spain looking to repeat as gold medalists, a feat it accomplished for the first time in 2018 in Panama. The American women also have earned three silver medals (2010, 2012, 2014).
Including the 2021 IFAF Flag World Championships in Spain, the global tournament will have been played in nine countries across three continents since its 2002 inception. IFAF Flag World Championships have been played in Austria (2002), France (2004), South Korea (2006), Canada (2008, 2010), Sweden (2012), Italy (2014), the United States (2016), and Panama (2018).
According to IFAF, approximately 70 countries across six continents possess a national federation dedicated solely to American Football. More information is attached and posted here.
About USA Football: USA Football designs and delivers premier educational, developmental and competitive programs to advance and grow the sport. As the sport’s national governing body, member of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and organizer of the U.S. National Team for international competition, USA Football partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy and athletics to support positive football experiences for youth, high school and other amateur players.