Category: World Gridiron

WPFL Women’s Professional Football League 2000

WPFL Logo 2000-2006 [References: WL-1]

Standings

WPFL Women's Professional Football League American Conference Central Division 2000

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
15001.00017039131W5
24100.80019223169W4

WPFL Women's Professional Football League American Conference West Division 2000

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
14200.667151158-7W2
22500.286112224-112W2
30600.00026160-134L6

WPFL Women's Professional Football League National Conference South Division 2000

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
16001.00020645161W6
23400.429134135-1W1
30600.00046247-201L6

WPFL Women's Professional Football League National Conference East Division 2000

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
14200.6671223587W1
24200.6671147737L1
30400.0006136-130L4

Playoff Schedule

WPFL Women's Professional Football League Playoffs 2000

Match Day American Conference Wildcard Game
(American Conference Wildcard Game)
13 - 0

Houston Energy vs Colorado Valkyries

Match Day National Conference Wildcard Game
(National Conference Wildcard Game)
10 - 7

New England Storm vs New York Sharks

Match Day American Conference Championship Game
(American Conference Championship Game)
14 - 35

Minnesota Vixens vs Houston Energy

Match Day National Conference Championship Game
(National Conference Championship Game)
26 - 29

Daytona Beach Barracudas vs New England Storm

Match Day WPFL Championship Game II
(WPFL Championship Game II)
39 - 7

Houston Energy vs New England Storm

Regular Season Schedule

WPFL Women’s Professional Football League 2000

Match Day Week 1
(Week 1)
14 - 12

Minnesota Vixens vs Colorado Valkyries

(Week 1)
25 - 52

Austin Rage vs Houston Energy

(Week 1)
7 - 34

Miami Fury vs Daytona Beach Barracudas

(Week 1)
0 - 28

New York Galaxy vs New England Storm

Match Day Week 2
(Week 2)
63 - 0

Minnesota Vixens vs Tampa Tempest

(Week 2)
30 - 20

Houston Energy vs Austin Rage

(Week 2)
58 - 0

Colorado Valkyries vs Oklahoma City Wildcats

(Week 2)
8 - 16

New England Storm vs New York Sharks

(Week 2)
6 - 35

New York Galaxy vs Daytona Beach Barracudas

Match Day Week 3
(Week 3)
35 - 19

Minnesota Vixens vs Austin Rage

(Week 3)
27 - 0

Daytona Beach Barracudas vs Miami Fury

(Week 3)
0 - 3

New York Sharks vs New England Storm

(Week 3)
62 - 6

Colorado Valkyries vs Houston Energy

Match Day Week 4
(Week 4)
0 - 53

Austin Rage vs Colorado Valkyries

(Week 4)
6 - 26

Oklahoma City Wildcats vs New York Sharks

(Week 4)
30 - 8

Minnesota Vixens vs Houston Energy

(Week 4)
22 - 34

Tampa Tempest vs Miami Fury

(Week 4)
32 - 0

New England Storm vs New York Galaxy

Match Day Week 5
(Week 5)
0 - 28

Oklahoma City Wildcats vs Minnesota Vixens

(Week 5)
62 - 6

Daytona Beach Barracudas vs Tampa Tempest

(Week 5)
34 - 21

Houston Energy vs Austin Rage

(Week 5)
19 - 12

New York Sharks vs Miami Fury

Match Day Week 6
(Week 6)
21 - 0

Houston Energy vs Oklahoma City Wildcats

(Week 6)
33 - 0

Miami Fury vs Tampa Tempest

(Week 6)
41 - 0

New York Sharks vs New York Galaxy

(Week 6)
7 - 3

Colorado Valkyries vs New England Storm

Match Day Midweek 7
(Midweek 7)
21 - 20

Daytona Beach Barracudas vs Miami Fury

Match Day Week 7
(Week 7)
13 - 12

Austin Rage vs Oklahoma City Wildcats

(Week 7)
27 - 6

Daytona Beach Barracudas vs Tampa Tempest

(Week 7)
Postponed

New York Galaxy vs New York Sharks

Match Day Week 8
(Week 8)
8 - 14

Oklahoma City Wildcats vs Austin Rage

(Week 8)
12 - 28

Tampa Tempest vs Miami Fury

(Week 8)
48 - 12

New England Storm vs New York Sharks

Report

The 2000 NWFL Championship Game II was won by Houston Energy 39-7 versus the inaugural 1999 Champions New England Storm from Providence, Rhode Island. Houston had started off the 2000 season with two big losses to Central Division’s Colorado Valkyries (0-58) and Minnesota Vixens (8-30) in weeks 3 and 4 after they had defeated Austin Rage 52-25 and 30-20 to start the season. By the time the playoffs had come around the Energy were ready for revenge. After another victory over Austin Rage and then Oklahoma City Wildcats in weeks 5 and 6 Houston had finished the regular season as West Division Champions on 4-2. Minnesota Vixens had won the Central Division on 5-0, one game ahead of Colorado Valkyries, while in the South, Daytona Beach Barracudas went undefeated on 6-0, well ahead of Miami Fury (3-4) and Tampa Tempest (0-6). [References: S1-S16]

The East Division saw a battle between New England Storm and New York Sharks, with both finishing the regular season on 4-2. The Storm then won the National Conference Wildcard Game 10-7 versus the Sharks in Providence, while Houston gained revenge for their earlier heavy loss to Colorado, winning 13-0 in the American Conference Wildcard Game. The American Conference Championship saw Minnesota Vixens suffer their first loss of the season, 14-35 to Houston Energy, and likewise in the National Conference, Daytona Beach Barracudas fell to their first reverse, 26-29 in overtime to New England Storm, in what was instantly the greatest game yet in WPFL history. The WPFL Championship Game II, played in Houston, Texas, went to the Energy 39-7 versus the New England Storm. [References: S1-S16]

About the WPFL 2000

The Women’s Professional Football League (WPFL) of 2000 to 2007 was the fourth Professional Women’s Football League in USA. The original Women’s Professional Football League operated out of Cleveland in Ohio from 1965 to 1971. The WPFL I played in Toledo, Cleveland, Toronto, Buffalo and Pittsburgh. By 1974 the National Women’s Football League (NWFL) was formed including teams such as Toledo Troopers, Dallas Bluebonnets, Forth Worth Shamrocks, Columbus Pacesetters, Los Angeles Dandelions, California Mustangs and Detroit Demons. In 1978 the California-based NWFL franchises broke away forming the Western States Women’s Professional Football League (WSWPFL) and by 1988 the NWFL had further split into two organisations: the Toledo-based NWFL and the Women’s Tackle Football Association (WTFA) based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Professional Women’s Football died out after that year in USA, but in Germany and Australia the Professional Women’s Leagues were only starting up. [References: H-1]

By 1999 the time had come for a new Women’s Professional Football League. The WPFL II held a “No Limits” Barnstorming Tour which was won by New England Storm. The 2000 WPFL was the first full season of the League, and featured 11 teams in four divisions: A Central Division consisting of Minnesota Vixens and Colorado Valkyries; a West Division comprising Oklahoma City Wildcats and two Texas teams, Houston Energy and Austin Rage; a South Division with three teams in Florida, Daytona Beach Barracudas, Miami Fury and Tampa Tempest and an East Division with two teams in New York State, the Buffalo-based New York Galaxy and the New York City-based New York Sharks as well as Providence, Rhode Island based team, the New England Storm. [References: H-1, S1-S16]

STOCKHOLM – JULY 3: Team USA wins gold in first ever IFAF woman’s tackle football world championship July 3, 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden, Team USA dominates by winning all their games. Reference: [21] Image Contributor Greg Perkins (2010)

[21] Image Contributor Greg Perkins (2010) STOCKHOLM – JULY 3: Team USA wins gold in first ever IFAF woman’s tackle football world championship July 3, 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden, Team USA dominates by winning all their games. Item ID: 56511814 [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/stockholm-july-3-team-usa-wins-56511814 [Accessed 24 January 2022]

Logo References

[WL-1] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2006) header_r1_c1 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20061110225608im_/http://www.womensprofootball.com/header_r1_c1.gif [Accessed 29 June 2022]

[L-1] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) min [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010303104252im_/http://www.womensprofootball.com/images/min.gif [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[L-2] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) okc [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010303104252im_/http://www.womensprofootball.com/images/okc.gif [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[L-3] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) hou [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010303104252im_/http://www.womensprofootball.com/images/hou.gif [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[L-4] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) col [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010303104252im_/http://www.womensprofootball.com/images/col.gif [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[L-5] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) aus [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010303104252im_/http://www.womensprofootball.com/images/aus.gif [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[L-6] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) nys [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010303104252im_/http://www.womensprofootball.com/images/nys.gif [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[L-7] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) nes [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010303104252im_/http://www.womensprofootball.com/images/nes.gif [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[L-8] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) nyg [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010303104252im_/http://www.womensprofootball.com/images/nyg.gif [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[L-9] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) day [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010303104252im_/http://www.womensprofootball.com/images/day.gif [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[L-10] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) mia [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010303104252im_/http://www.womensprofootball.com/images/mia.gif  [Accessed 28 June 2022]

Schedule References

[1] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) WPFL Week 1 2000 [Internet] Available from:  http://web.archive.org/web/20001203222400/http://www.womensprofootball.com/1.html [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[2] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) WPFL Week 2 2000 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20001204014000/http://www.womensprofootball.com/2.html [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[3] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) WPFL Week 3 2000 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20001215062600/http://womensprofootball.com/3.html Accessed 28 June 2022]

[4] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) WPFL Week 4 2000 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20001215180700/http://womensprofootball.com/4.html [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[5] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) WPFL Week 5 2000 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20001216072900/http://womensprofootball.com/5.html [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[6] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) WPFL Week 6 2000 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20001216204000/http://womensprofootball.com/6.html  [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[7] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) WPFL Week 7 2000 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20001217090700/http://womensprofootball.com/7.html  [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[8] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) WPFL Week 8 2000 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20001217220900/http://womensprofootball.com/8.html [Accessed 28 June 2022]

[9] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) WPFL Week 8 Results [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20001205013600/http://womensprofootball.com/index.html [Accessed 7 April 2022]

[10] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) WPFL Week 9 2000 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20001218105600/http://womensprofootball.com/9.html [Accessed 4 July 2022]

[11] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) WPFL Week 10 2000 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010303040847/http://www.womensprofootball.com/10.html [Accessed 4 July 2022]

[12] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) WPFL Week 11 2000 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20010303035335/http://www.womensprofootball.com/11.html [Accessed 4 July 2022]

[13] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) WPFL Week 12 2000 [Internet] Available from:  http://web.archive.org/web/20010303104252/http://www.womensprofootball.com/12.html [Accessed 4 July 2022]

[14] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2000) WPFL 2000 Composite League Schedule [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20001214123000/http://womensprofootball.com/schedule.html [Accessed 7 April 2022]

[15] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2006) WPFL Championship Club [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20061110225608/http://www.womensprofootball.com/champions.htm [Accessed 19 June 2022]

[16] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2006) WPFL Championship II [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20061110230416/http://www.womensprofootball.com/champions_II.htm [Accessed 19 June 2022]

‘About’ References

[H-1] Women’s Pro Football Wayback Machine (2006) WPFL Championship II [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20061110230416/http://www.womensprofootball.com/champions_II.htm [Accessed 19 June 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Brianna Wallace & Heather Foust (Dublin Bay Raptors)

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish, North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 29 June 2022

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2022

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

CFL Canadian Football League 2022

CFL Canadian Football League Logo [References: 1]

Standings

CFL Canadian Football League East Division 2022

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
11100.5002363-40L1
21200.333836320W1
30200.0002938-9L2
40300.0005589-34L3

CFL Canadian Football League West Division 2022

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
13001.000644123W3
23001.000938013W3
32001.0001031885W2
42100.66769663L1
50300.00054115-61L3

Standings Calculated Automatically from Results on CFL website. Please visit the CFL website for Official Results and Standings. [References: 2]

Schedule

CFL Canadian Football League 2022

Match Day Week 1
(Week 1)
30 - 27

Calgary Stampeders vs Montreal Alouettes

(Week 1)
19 - 17

Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Ottawa REDBLACKS

(Week 1)
30 - 13

Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats

(Week 1)
59 - 15

British Columbia Lions vs Edmonton Elks

Match Day Week 2
(Week 2)
20 - 19

Toronto Argonauts vs Montreal Alouettes

(Week 2)
12 - 19

Ottawa REDBLACKS vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers

(Week 2)
30 - 33

Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Calgary Stampeders

(Week 2)
16 - 26

Edmonton Elks vs Saskatchewan Roughriders

Match Day Week 3
(Week 3)
37 - 13

Montreal Alouettes vs Saskatchewan Roughriders

(Week 3)
26 - 12

Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats

(Week 3)
30 - 23

Calgary Stampeders vs Edmonton Elks

(Week 3)
44 - 3

British Columbia Lions vs Toronto Argonauts

Match Day Week 4
(Week 4)
12:30 am

Ottawa REDBLACKS vs British Columbia Lions

(Week 4)
12:30 am

Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Edmonton Elks

(Week 4)
12:00 am

Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Montreal Alouettes

(Week 4)
12:30 am

Toronto Argonauts vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers

(Week 4)
2:00 am

Edmonton Elks vs Calgary Stampeders

Match Day Week 5
(Week 5)
2:30 am

Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Ottawa REDBLACKS

(Week 5)
12:00 am

British Columbia Lions vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Match Day Week 6
(Week 6)
12:30 am

Montreal Alouettes vs Edmonton Elks

(Week 6)
1:30 am

Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Calgary Stampeders

(Week 6)
7:00 pm

Toronto Argonauts vs Saskatchewan Roughriders

(Week 6)
10:00 pm

Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Ottawa REDBLACKS

Match Day Week 7
(Week 7)
12:00 am

Ottawa REDBLACKS vs Montreal Alouettes

(Week 7)
3:00 am

British Columbia Lions vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats

(Week 7)
2:00 am

Edmonton Elks vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers

(Week 7)
12:00 am

Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Toronto Argonauts

Match Day Week 8
(Week 8)
12:30 am

Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Montreal Alouettes

(Week 8)
2:00 am

Saskatchewan Roughriders vs British Columbia Lions

(Week 8)
12:00 am

Calgary Stampeders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers

(Week 8)
10:00 pm

Toronto Argonauts vs Ottawa REDBLACKS

[References: 2] Note: All Times IST.

Week by Week Recaps

Preseason

Irish-born Kicker and Punter Tadgh Leader was released after playing preseason with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats – Please see: Canadian Football League Preseason 2022 for more details.

Week 1 (10-12 June 2022)

Three Inter-Division match-ups saw wins for Western Division teams all of whom were at home to teams from the East. Winnipeg Blue Bombers opened their defence of the Grey Cup with a defeat of Ottawa REDBLACKS by 19-17, Calgary Stampeders won 30-27 versus Montreal Alouettes, and Saskatchewan Roughriders had an easier victory against Hamilton Tiger-Cats 30-13. The biggest victory of the weekend, however, was BC Lions huge 59-15 win at home in an all-West Division affair versus Edmonton Elks, who are still struggling under their new name. [References: 2]

Week 2 (17-19 June 2022)

Toronto Argonauts defeated Montreal Alouettes 20-19 to go top of the Eastern Division on 1-0. The two Inter-Division games saw Ottawa REDBLACKS fall to 0-2 after losing to defending Champions Winnipeg Blue Bombers 19-12. Winnipeg improved to 2-0 with the win as Calgary Stampeders joined the Blue Bombers on 2-0 with a 33-30 victory over Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who fell to 0-2. The Western Division match-up saw Saskatchewan Roughriders also move to 2-0 with a 26-16 triumph over Edmonton Elks, who lost their second game. [References: 2]

Week 3 (24-26 June 2022)

Three Inter-Division match-ups saw Montreal Alouettes improve to 1-2 with a shock 37-13 victory at Saskatchewan Roughriders who lost for the first time in 2022; British Columbia Lions improve to 3-0 with a huge 44-3 defeat of the 0-2 Toronto Argonauts; and Winnipeg Blue Bombers also improved to 3-0 as they defeated Hamilton Tiger-Cats 26-12. The Ti-Cats dropping their third straight game to open the season. The Western Division game between Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Elks was won 30-23 by the Stamps as they improved to 3-0. [References: 2]

PREVIEW

The 2022 Canadian Football League season features the same nine teams as in 2021. The Preseason begins on May 23rd with Grey Cup 2021 Champions Winnipeg Blue Bombers visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders and ends on June 4th. The Regular Season then begins on June 10th and concludes on October 30th. The 109th Grey Cup is scheduled for Sunday November 20th. [References: 2]

ABOUT THE CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE

There are 3 main versions of Gridiron Football: the traditional 11v11 game played in USA, a 12v12 version of the game played in Canada, and a 8v8 version of the game played Indoors on converted Ice Hockey Arenas.

REFERENCES

LOGOS

[1] Sports Logos (2021) 2757__canadian_football_league-primary-2016 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/2573/full/2757__canadian_football_league-primary-2016.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

GAMEDAY REFERENCES

[2] Canadian Football League (2021) Schedule 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.cfl.ca/schedule/2022/ [Accessed 18 December 2021][Last Accessed 26 June 2022]

[3] Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2022) Tadgh Leader [Internet] Available from: https://ticats.ca/video/may-28-tadhg-leader  [Accessed 10 June 2022]

[4] Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2022) Transactions [Internet] Available from: https://ticats.ca/article/tiger-cats-transactions-june-5 [Accessed 10 June 2022]

[5] Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2022) Tiger-Cats add Global Kicker Leader [Internet] Available from: https://ticats.ca/article/tiger-cats-add-global-kicker-leader  [Accessed 10 June 2022]

[6] Canadian Football League (2022) Schedule Preseason 2022 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 25 Montreal Alouettes 23 Box-Score [Internet] Available from: https://www.cfl.ca/games/6206/montreal-alouettes-vs-hamilton-tiger-cats/?_ga=2.173484064.2086368179.1654856618-1214091020.1654856618#boxscore [Accessed 10 June 2022]

[7] Canadian Football League (2022)  Schedule Preseason 2022 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 25 Montreal Alouettes 23 Play-by-Play [Internet] Available from: https://www.cfl.ca/games/6206/montreal-alouettes-vs-hamilton-tiger-cats/?_ga=2.173484064.2086368179.1654856618-1214091020.1654856618#playbyplay [Accessed 10 June 2022]

[8] Canadian Football League (2022) Tadgh Leader [Internet] Available from: https://www.cfl.ca/players/tadhg-leader/166367/ [Accessed 10 June 2022]

[9] Canadian Football League (2022) Schedule Preseason 2022 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 17 Toronto Argonauts 18 Match-Up [Internet] Available from: https://www.cfl.ca/games/6208/hamilton-tiger-cats-vs-toronto-argonauts/?_ga=2.211093398.2086368179.1654856618-1214091020.1654856618#matchup [Accessed 10 June 2022]

[10] Canadian Football League (2022)  Schedule Preseason 2022 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 25 Montreal Alouettes 23 Box Score [Internet] Available from: https://www.cfl.ca/games/6208/hamilton-tiger-cats-vs-toronto-argonauts/?_ga=2.211093398.2086368179.1654856618-1214091020.1654856618#boxscore  [Accessed 10 June 2022]

LOGOS

[3] Sports Logos (2021) 8827_bc_lions-primary-2016 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/91/full/8827_bc_lions-primary-2016.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[4] Sports Logos (2021) 6644_calgary_stampeders-primary-2019 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/92/full/6644_calgary_stampeders-primary-2019.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[5] Sports Logos (2021) edmonton_elks_logo_primary_2021_sportslogosnet-5957 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/6790/full/edmonton_elks_logo_primary_2021_sportslogosnet-5957.png %5BAccessed 31 July 2021]

[6] Sports Logos (2021) 6261_saskatchewan_roughriders-primary-2016 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/98/full/6261_saskatchewan_roughriders-primary-2016.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[7] Sports Logos (2021) 2517_winnipeg_blue_bombers-primary-2012 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/100/full/2517_winnipeg_blue_bombers-primary-2012.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[8] Sports Logos (2021) 6242 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/94/full/6242.gif [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[9] Sports Logos (2021) 4816_toronto_argonauts-primary-2021 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/99/full/4816_toronto_argonauts-primary-2021.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[10] Sports Logos (2021) 9827_ottawa__redblacks-primary-2014 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/5033/full/9827_ottawa__redblacks-primary-2014.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[11] Sports Logos (2021) 5778_montreal_alouettes-primary-2019 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/95/full/5778_montreal_alouettes-primary-2019.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Steve Hearn and Anton “Pippo” O’Grady (Dublin Bay Raptors)

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish, North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 17 June 2022

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2022

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved. The Logos and Photos used in this article remain the property of the organisations and individuals which own the copyright and are used here for educational and information purposes only.

ELF European League of Football 2022

Standings

ELF European League of Football Northern Division 2022

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
12001.000625210W2
21100.500644222L1
31100.50059509W1
40200.0004462-18L2

ELF European League of Football Central Division 2022

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
12001.000593326W2
20200.0006978-9L2
30200.0003659-23L2
40200.0003466-32L2

ELF European League of Football Southern Division 2022

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
12001.000623032W2
22001.000574314W2
32001.00089845W2
40200.0004581-36L2

Note: Standings compiled automatically from Results in European League of Football website – For Official Schedule please see References: [1]

Regular Season Schedule

Note: Schedule compiled from Results in European League of Football website – For Official Schedule please see References: [1] For Individual Game References and Quarter-by-Quarter Points please click on each game in the Schedule above.

Weekly Recaps

Week 1 (4-5 June 2022)

Newcomers to the European League of Football, Istanbul Rams were narrowly defeated 38-40 by Cologne Centurions. Rhein Fire, were another new team to ELF, although previously a team named Rhein Fire were in the National Football League Europe League in the 1990s and 2000s. Fire defeated Frankfurt Galaxy 29-26. The other two expansion teams, moving up from the Austrian League and the Big 6 Eurobowl were Raiders Tirol from Innsbruck and Vienna Vikings, who clashed in Innsbruck with Vikings prevailing 29-23.

In other games Barcelona Dragons improved dramatically over last season, winning 38-9 at Stuttgart Surge, while Berlin Thunder were no match for Hamburg Sea Devils, losing 18-43 in the German capital. Meanwhile the sole Slavic team in the ELF, Panthers Wroclaw, won 34-27 at home to Leipzig Kings. [References: S-1 and Individual References in Games]

Week 2 (11-12 June 2022)

Panthers Wroclaw sat atop the Northern Division with a 28-25 victory at Stuttgart Surge who fell to 0-2 in the Central Division. Berlin Thunder gained their first win in the Northern Division with a 41-7 defeat of Istanbul Rams, who were left looking for their first win. Hamburg Sea Devils suffered their first loss of the season going down 21-24 to the Barcelona Dragons, who were top of the Southern Division on 2-0 along with Cologne Centurions and Rhein Fire. The Centurions had a narrow 49-46 victory over Raiders Tirol, who were still looking for a first win in the Central Division while Rhein Fire defeated Northern Division cellar dwellers Leipzig Kings 28-17. The Central Division appeared already to be Vienna Vikings to lose after they moved two games ahead of all three other teams with a 30-10 victory over fellow Central Division team, the Frankfurt Galaxy. [References: S-1 and Individual References in Games]

Map of Europe featuring Team Logos and Locations

Map of Europe featuring European League of Football 2022 Team Logos and Locations [References: M-1]

[M-1] Map Contributor: Rainer Lesniewski (2022) Stock Vector ID: 151344206 europe map [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-vector/europe-map-151344206 [Accessed 12 June 2022][Overlaid with ELF Team Logos by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball.ie][Logo References: ELF-1 to ELF-12]

About the European League of Football 2022

In some ways a resurrection of the old National Football League sponsored World League of American Football / National Football League Europe League, the European League of Football is the latest top-level Professional American Football League spanning the continent of Europe. The League resurrected many of the old WLAF and NFLE team names, such as Barcelona Dragons (Catalonia), Frankfurt Galaxy, Berlin Thunder, Hamburg Sea Devils, Rhein Fire and Cologne Centurions, as well as adding new teams Stuttgart Surge and Leipzig Kings (all Germany), and promoting European National League and previously members of other smaller European Professional Leagues, Raiders Tirol and Vienna Vikings (both Austria), Istanbul Rams (Turkey), and Panthers Wroclaw (Poland).

Schedule References

[S-1] European League of Football (2021) Schedule [Internet] Available from: https://europeanleague.football/schedule [Accessed 25 June 2022]

Logo References

[ELF-1] Barcelona Dragons Facebook (2021)Profile Picture: March 24, 2021: 164100830_143302991038424_6685619488922431445_n [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/164100830_143302991038424_6685619488922431445_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&ccb=1-4&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=7nF5AhntfsEAX9glptP&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=a430079a20cfb0956dd3ea5a7c8db22e&oe=61316F91 [Accessed 11 July 2021]

[ELF-2] Panthers Wroclaw Fabecook (2021) profile Picture September 20, 2013 1235513_483738095055993_896136457_n [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/PanthersWroclaw/photos/a.483738081722661/483738095055993/ [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[ELF-3] Hamburg Sea Devils Facebook (2021) Profile Picture March 9, 2021: 159505975_122355319823281_3096303558860788527_n [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/HamburgSeaDevils/photos/a.106420621416751/122355316489948 [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[ELF-4] Stuttgart Surge Facebook (2021) Profile Picture July 27, 2021: 224860379_157740426432198_682630597869113461_n [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/StuttgartSurgeFootball/photos/a.101150422091199/157740416432199/ [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[ELF-5] Leipzig Kings Facebook (2021) Profile Picture April 23, 2021 176481610_124322863083112_5924150060350890678_n [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/105240348324697/photos/a.105240374991361/124322859749779 [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[ELF-6] Cologne Centurions Facebook (2021) Profile Picture March 22, 2021 164225775_104312295086165_3866117950552195047_n [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/164225775_104312295086165_3866117950552195047_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&ccb=1-4&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=q-FxP6s2FecAX8leJ2f&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=b85f562fcd7282fd92b580c46312ec3d&oe=61329D2C [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[ELF-7] Frankfurt Galaxy Facebook (2021) Profile Picture April 18, 2021 175159880_127159659432418_8771340701865027771_n  [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/frankfurtgalaxy21/photos/a.100834638731587/127159656099085 [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[ELF-8] Berlin Thunder Facebook (2021) Profile Picture May 6, 2021 182443261_131030875743347_4880774321224305568_n  [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/BER.Thunder/photos/a.106909338155501/131030872410014/ [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[ELF-9] Istanbul Rams Facebook (2016) Profile Picture, October 15, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/IstanbulRams/photos/a.442986371827/10158396645326828/  [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/243269071_10158396645316828_2189579114400872932_n.png?_nc_cat=101&_nc_rgb565=1&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=4DCxhDp3C4sAX-H9Gxf&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=e9220f74a42bfd5a77c751654cb975ce&oe=61A0FE36 ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

[ELF-10] SWARCO Raiders Tirol Facebook (2018) Profile Picture, October 24, 2018 [Internet] Available from:  https://www.facebook.com/SWARCORaidersTirol/photos/a.428718306297/10156094237966298 [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at:  https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/44726413_10156094237971298_8355790253675511808_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=PUm4jRDwCW8AX_FDvaT&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=fca76f2a6975a9347f666a161a47c636&oe=61C0D05C ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

[ELF-11] Rhein Fire Facebook (2021) Profile Picture, September 25, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/rheinfire.football/photos/a.110223358051508/118577120549465/   [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/241280937_118577130549464_5762887138007820785_n.png?_nc_cat=100&_nc_rgb565=1&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=YmhEHOY-jtcAX8lxNFt&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=02dcd3eb9114dce71b510650f2918ae7&oe=61A056EC ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

[ELF-12] AFC Dacia Vienna Vikings Facebook (2016) Profile Picture, May 10, 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/ViennaVikings/photos/a.10150296666230346/10156908106500346/  [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.18169-9/13178930_10156908106500346_760535454859624943_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=jj_tUZy22F8AX9T2S19&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=8ac0b53a04716a88da7f3daec524750a&oe=61C3031B  ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

Note: for individual game scores and stats view each game [click on the game in the schedule above]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to John Gunning (American Football International); Tomas; Carmine and Morgan (Dublin Bay Raptors)

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT

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Last Updated: 25 June 2022

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Tadgh Leader Irish-born Professional American and Canadian Football Player 2021-2022

Player Details and Statistics

#
76
Name
Tadgh Leader
Nationality
irlIreland
Position
Kicker, Punter
Height
6'02
Weight
205
Past Teams
Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Panthers Wroclaw
Leagues
European League of Football East Division, CFL Canadian Football League East Division
Seasons
2021, Preseason 2022

CFL Canadian Football League East Division

SeasonTeamTDFGSafetyPAT2XPCompAttYdsRecRec YdsIntLngFumLost
Preseason 2022Hamilton Tiger-Cats00000000000000
Total-00000000000000

European League of Football East Division

SeasonTeamTDFGSafetyPAT2XPCompAttYdsRecRec YdsIntLngFumLost
2021Panthers Wroclaw00000000000000
Total-00000000000000

Career Total

SeasonTDFGSafetyPAT2XPCompAttYdsRecRec YdsIntLngFumLost
Total

[References: 1-21]

Biography

Born: Galway, Ireland, 1 March 1992.

College: International (Ireland); Lindenwood University (USA).

Professional Career: Connacht Rugby (Pro 12 Rugby); New England Free Jacks (Major League Rugby, 2019); Aviators (The Spring League 2021); Panthers Wroclaw (European League of Football 2021); Hamilton Tiger-Cats (Canadian Football League Preseason 2022)

Former Connacht Rugby player Tadgh Leader was born in Galway, Ireland. At the age of 15 he and his brother Darragh headed out to kick some Rugby balls at their local pitch on Christmas Day. His dad, a former Galwegians RFC Rugby player made a bet with them that they could not kick the ball over the bars from the halfway line. Both Tadgh and his brother Darragh won €50 each.

Tadgh went on to play Rugby Professionally for Connacht and Darragh now lives in USA where he coaches at Clemson University Tigers. Tadhg suffered a number of injuries during his last few years at Connacht and after playing in Italy he ended up studying in USA and playing for both New England Free Jacks in Major League Rugby and making his Test debut for USA Eagles Rugby Union National Team.

Tadgh was signed up to play another year of Rugby Union in 2021 when the kicker started kicking American Footballs for fun. People took notice and said he should try out for American Football teams and so he went off to San Diego where he was kicking alongside Super Bowl-winning athletes. Unsure of his own ability he asked John Carney, who has 23 years of experience kicking Footballs and Carney said he could mix it with the NFL players.

Before long Leader found himself playing for the Aviators in The Spring League in USA. The Aviatiors, one of four teams based in Indianapolis, a COVID-19 Pod and one of two Pods in the 8-team league in 2021 finished with an 0-6 record in 2021. On May 7 versus Alphas Tadgh Leader scored the first points of his American Football career kicking a Field Goal to make the score Aviators 3 Alphas 7 at Halftime.

After spending Spring in Indianapolis with the Aviators Tadgh signed for Panthers Wroclaw in the European League of Football, making his debut on August 1 in a 31-33 loss at Cologne Centurions. Tadhg scored a 35-yard Field Goal in that game to make the score 16-7 [References: 7-8] On August 22 he kicked a 52-yard Field Goal, his personal highlight in a 30-24 victory at Hamburg Sea Devils [References: 9-10]. The Hamburg game was his fourth of the ELF season [References: 11]. Panthers Wroclaw finished the season with three straight wins to finish on 6-4 and reached the Playoffs where they lost to Hamburg Sea Devils 27-30.

In March 2022 Leader signed for Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League, scoring the winning Field Goal with seconds left in the Ti-Cats opening preseason game versus Montreal Alouettes. After their second and last preseason game of the 2022 season where Leader sat on the bench and did not feature, Tadgh was released. [References: 15-21]

Note: Video Clip of Tadhg’s 52-yard FG versus Hamburg Sea Devils can be seen by clicking the link in Reference Number 9 below the Standing Section:

The Spring League 2021

The Spring League 2021PWLTPFPAPct
TSL North (Indianapolis)
Linemen (C)6510177117.833
Conquerors6420164118.667
Alphas6330118137.500
Aviators606053140.000
TSL South (Houston)
Jousters (C)642012162.667
Generals6420131104.667
Blues633078107.500
Sea Lions615090141.250

[References: Compiled from results in 2]

DateHome TeamAway Team
Mega Bowl ChampionshipRice Stadium, Houston, TX
19/06/2021Linemen26Jousters23

[References: 2]

European League of Football Autumn 2021

European League of Football Division North 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPAStreak
17300.700274178L2
26400.600314259W3
35500.500295320L1
43700.300228289W1

European League of Football Division South 2021

PosTeamWLTPctPFPAStreak
19100.900357132W9
25500.500320365L1
33700.300230277L2
42800.200157355L6

European League of Football Playoffs 2021

[References: 12-13]

CFL Canadian Football League Preseason 2022

CFL Canadian Football League East Division Preseason 2022

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
11100.50049445L1
21100.50042411L1
31100.5005051-1W1
41100.5003540-5W1

CFL Canadian Football League West Division Preseason 2022

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
12001.000781365W2
21100.5004546-1W1
31100.5003757-20L1
40100.0001625-9L1
50100.000641-35L1

[References: 15-21]

Tadgh Leader CFL Games Log

Results

Team1234T
Hamilton Tiger-Cats739625
Montreal Alouettes960823

Hamilton Tiger-Cats