Women’s American Football
Female American Football comes in many varieties. There are the 11v11 Outdoor Leagues in USA, 12v12 in Canada, 7v7 and 5v5 Outdoor Full Contact Kitted Leagues around the World such as the Sapphire Series in Britain, Femenil Indoor (Arena) 8v8 Leagues, which are popular in Mexico and 7v7 Legends or X-Leagues where players wear very little in terms of protective clothing.
Picture Credit: Manuel Findeis / Shutterstock.com (2018) MUNICH, BAVARIA, GERMANY – MARCH 13, 2016: close up on girl in American football clothes representing the Munich Rangers Ladies at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. [Accessed 4 May 2021]
Women’s Canadian Football
World Women’s Outdoor Football (7v7, 6v6, 5v5)
European Women’s American Football
Ladies Arena Indoor Football
Indoor or Arena Football Leagues are 8v8 Full Contact Kitted Leagues played in converted Ice Hockey Arenas.
X-League and Legends Football Leagues
The Lingerie Bowl was first played in 2004 as a rival to the Super Bowl half-time show which was seen by many fans as two long and boring. It was aired on a rival TV network and featured two teams of scantily-clad Women. The Bowl eventually came a fully-fledged league in 2009. The Lingerie was replaced by bikinis, and the League renamed the Legends Football League. In 2020 the League was again renamed the X-League, and bikinis replaced by bicycle shorts and crop-tops