The United States Federation of American Football (USFAF), and Independent Women’s Football League (IWFL) have forged a partnership to further promote the sport and support equitable programs for female athletes in the sport of American Football.

All USFAF teams for International Federation of American Football (IFAF) women’s competitions will be selected and managed by the IWFL.

“This is a very exciting partnership for us,” said Laurie Frederick, IWFL Chief Executive Officer. “USFAF has made great progress in unifying American football organizations. They have represented the USA well as a member of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF). This partnership is just one more step toward the goal of a level playing field for girls and women’s in the sport of football. We look forward to supporting many more programs with USFAF well into the future.”

“We’re extremely pleased and proud to partner with the IWFL”, said USFAF Board Member Rudy Wyland, “We look forward to a strong relationship with the IWFL for the betterment of the sport and our international teams program.”

USFAF represents the United states as the provisional member of IFAF. With rapidly growing membership across the United States, USFAF will offer training programs for coaches and game officials as well as skill development programs for players. The independent non-profit based near Washington, D.C., assembles and manages America’s IFAF representative teams in the sport. For more, visit

Founded in 2000, the Independent Women’s Football League (IWFL) is an international women’s tackle football organization. The IWFL provides women’s tackle football teams the opportunity to play at the top competition tier of their sport, while fostering an environment of goodwill and sportsmanship. The IWFL is the only recognized professional women’s tackle football league. Offering participation levels appropriate for all markets the IWFL has taken the lead in the development of women’s football for future generations. For more visit