Queens Football League (Netherlands) Queens Bowl 2017-Present

Queens Football League Logo [Reference: 1]
Queens Football League Logo [Reference: 1]

Queen Bowls

Queens Bowl
18.12.2017IAmsterdam Cats42Rotterdam Ravens13
12.12.2018IIAmsterdam Catsw/oFlevo Foxesscr.
15.12.2019IIIMoenchengladbach Wolfpack18Amsterdam Cats0
5v5 Queens Bowl
15.12.2019IRotterdam Ravens32O’30 Wolverines8
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The Queens Football League is the first Women’s American Football League ever in the Netherlands. First played in 2017 between the Amsterdam Cats and Rotterdam Ravens, the Cats have won it twice, with Moenchengladbach Wolfpack of Germany triumphant in Queens Bowl III. For the first three seasons the League was a single game: the Queens Bowl, with a 5v5 Queens Bowl added in 2019, won by Rotterdam Ravens. For the 2020 it was planned to have a three-team, six-game league followed by Queens Bowl IV, but was cancelled after one game due to COVID-19 restrictions. [References: 2-6]

Amsterdam Cats players during Queen Bowl I in 2017 [Reference: 7]
Amsterdam Cats players during Queen Bowl I in 2017 [Reference: 7][Photo Credit: Christopher Pugmire / Brute foto]

Videos (Queen Bowl 2019)

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[1] Queens Football League (2019) Profile Picture, February 28, 2019 52902798_590939717983931_8298300020474511360_o [Internet] Accessed 2 January 2021]


[2] Vice (2017) Brute foto’s van de eerste American-footballwedstrijd tussen vrouwen in Nederland [Internet] Available from: https://www.vice.com/nl/article/a38z3e/brute-fotos-van-de-eerste-american-footballwedstrijd-tussen-vrouwen-in-nederland?fbclid=IwAR16tQWJSJs405luvSVyRIbjLrjWXUESlt0y2gzaNgrFhDtxMFDSplhenBI [Accessed 2 January 2021]

Social Media

[3] Queens football League (2019) Post, December 18, 2019: “We needed a little breather after last Sunday because the Queens bowl 2019 was incredibly exciting and beyond awesome! The passion, love and dedication all four teams played with made us believe in women’s American football more than ever. There are no losers in this game, only winners! Let’s grow this female American Football movement together!”[Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/queensfootballleague/posts/773820429695858 [Accessed 2 January 2021]

[4] Queens Football League (2018)Post, December 12, 2018: Helaas moeten wij melden dat de Queens Bowl 2018, zoals deze aanstaande zondag zou plaatsvinden, niet doorgaat. De Flevo Foxes zijn door een groot aantal blessures niet in staat om een team op de been te krijgen (forfeit). [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/queensfootballleague/posts/551306145280622 [Accessed 2 January 2021]


[5] You Tube Q-Tube Channel (2020) February 10, 2020 Game Recap Rotterdam Ravens v O’30 Wolverines [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv1UglNuCws [Accessed 2 January 2021]

[6] You Tube QTube Channel (2020) December 20, 2019 Amsterdam Cats vs Mönchengladbach Wolfpack (Germany) [Internet] Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR0Sg6l9wX2HXC3_zFS_CSRaCYg194fyvf9N8X9iAWxH84SLGAH7__s6hkI&v=ArU7e53fuSo [Accessed 2 January 2021]


[7] Queens Football League Facebook (2017) safe_image.php [Internet] Available from: https://external-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/safe_image.php?d=AQH0LpSJgFRgruSF&w=500&h=261&url=https%3A%2F%2Fvideo-images.vice.com%2Farticles%2F5b977866a36b360006a95dd2%2Flede%2F1536653517982-1513599223764-FOOTBALL-4103.jpeg%3Fcrop%3D1xw%3A0.8426966292134831xh%3Bcenter%2Ccenter%26resize%3D1200%3A%2A&cfs=1&ext=jpg&_nc_cb=1&_nc_hash=AQFnG1o52qtGPsQM‘[Accessed 2 January 2021][Photo Credit: Christopher Pugmire / Brute foto]


Thanks to Fiona Corrigan.

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