Legends Football League Global 2012-2014

Lingerie Football League Canada Logo [Reference: 1]

LFL Canada 2012-13

*Saskatoon Sirens431012199.750
*BC Angels42209899.500
Regina Rage4220117128.500
Toronto Triumph4130103133.250
Reference: [1]
DateHome TeamAway Team
LFL Canada Bowl I
2012Saskatoon Sirens12BC Angels25
Reference: [2]

Legends Football League Australia 2013-14

*NSW Surge431011238.750
*Western Australia Angels422010676.500
Queensland Brigade422050117.500
Victoria Maidens41305794.250
[Reference: 5-10]
 Legends Cup   
 2014NSW Surge36Western Australia Angels15
[Reference: 11]


Linda Holland was born in Cork before moving to Perth, Western Australia in 2009. She started playing American Football there and in 2013 when the Legends Football League came to Australia she jumped at the opportunity to play Professional American Football.

Even though the League has garnered criticism for the tiny shorts and crop tops the players wear (at first they played in Lingerie but that was changed after sexism claims) Linda said it was an honour to represent her country, describing herself as “Irish by birth, Irish by grace of God”. [1]

The Western Australia Angels reached the Final in 2013-14, losing 36-15 to NSW Surge.[8]

The Lingerie Football League was a Ladies 7v7 Indoor Gridiron (American Football) League that started as an alternative to the Super Bowl Halftime Show in 2004. The Ladies played with very little in terms of protective clothing. The League was criticized as sexist, although in 2013 the lingerie was replaced with bicycle shorts and crop-tops, changing its name to the Legends Football League in the process.

In 2012-13 LFL Global introduced a four-team League in Canada, which lost its broadcasting rights after one season, and was replaced by another four team league in Australia, which again only lasted one season.


Internet Archive

[1] LFL Canada | Internet Archive (2012) LFL Canada | 2012-13 | Standings [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20121119013016/http://lflcanada.com/standings.php [Accessed 31 August 2019]

[2] De La Fuente, Marcus (2012) LINGERIE BOWL I: HANSON & GARCIA LIGHT UP THE FIELD FOR BC AS MISSED OPPORTUNITIES AND MISTAKES PLAGUE SASKATOON LFL Canada | Internet Archive [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20121205072904/http://www.lfl360.com/articles/lingerie-bowl-i-hanson-garcia-light-field-bc-missed-opportunities-mistakes-plague-saskatoon/ [Accessed 31 August 2019]


[3] LFL Canada | Internet Archive (2012) LFL Canada Logo [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20121016144322im_/http://lflcanada.com/images/lflCanada_logo.png[Accessed 31 August 2019]

[4] Brian O’Reilly – Irish Independent (2014) February 13 2014: Video: Irish woman becomes star of Australia’s Lingerie Football League [Internet] Availabble from: https://www.independent.ie/sport/other-sports/video-irish-woman-becomes-star-of-australias-lingerie-football-league-30007193 [Accessed 6 May 2018]


[5] LFL 360 (2013) NSW Surge vs QLD Brigade – The inaugural Australian LFL game [Internet] Available from: https://www.lfl360.com/australia/new-south-wales-surge/nsw-surge-qld-brigade-the-inaugural-australian-lfl-game/ [Accessed 6 May 2018]

[6] LFL 360 (2013) A Packed Stadium and Upset Win Add to an Ulnikely Maiden Voyage [Internet] Available from: https://www.lfl360.com/australia/packed-stadium-upset-win-add-maiden-voyage/ [Accessed 6 May 2018]

[7] LFL 360 (2013) Heavenly Debut for the Angels [Internet] Available from: https://www.lfl360.com/australia/heavenly-debut-angels/ [Accessed 6 May 2018]

[8] LFL 360 (2013) A Surge Capsizes Maiden Voyage, NSW 36 VIC 12 [Internet] Available from: https://www.lfl360.com/australia/surge-capsizes-maiden-voyage-34-12-sydney [Accessed 6 May 2018]

[9] LFL 360 (2014) Massacre on the Gold Coast, Angels soar above Brigade 41-0 [Internet] Available from: https://www.lfl360.com/australia/massacre-gold-coast-angels-soar-brigade-41-0 [Accessed 6 May 2018]

[10] LFL 360 (2014) LFL Australia: Articles [Internet] Available from: https://www.lfl360.com/category/australia/ [Accessed 6 May 2018]

[11] LFL 360 (2014) LFL Australia: Articles – Page 2 [Internet] Available from: https://www.lfl360.com/category/australia/page/2/ [Accessed 6 May 2018]


Thanks to Larrisa McCloyne

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