The Independent Women’s Football League (IWFL) chose Rock Hill, SC to host its 2014 IWFL World Championship on July 23-26, 2014 at Rock Hill’s District 3 Stadium. It is the first time for Rock Hill to play host to this event.
The four-day event includes four major IWFL games, as well as several training and educational activities for girls interested in learning more about football and women who want to improve their skills. The Women’s Football Foundation (WFF) events include a coach’s clinic, helmet free tackle clinic, and a girl’s tackle football showcase game. The event will feature the first Women’s Football Foundation Banquet to honor past, present, and future stars including auction autograph items from Franco Harris and a game used football from Super Bowl XLVIII.
Championship week features the best female football players in North America. Youth players of Canada’s MGFA and IWFL All Stars and Champions will be present, giving fans a rare opportunity to see women’s football at its finest.
Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; and Long Beach, CA are a few cities in which previous IWFL events have been held. The move to Rock Hill marks a new era with an expanded event that includes a partnership with the Women’s Football Foundation (WFF) and a focus on increasing participation in all areas of the sport.
The NFL’s presence is felt in the IWFL, as former NFL standouts either coach or own teams. Carolina Panther’s Brian Wiggins coaches the Houston Energy and Pittsburgh Steeler’s Franco Harris co-owns the Pittsburg Passion. These two teams will actually meet for the championship.
Nearly 1,500 people are expected to attend the championship week activities. The full championship week agenda can be found at www.wffchampweek.com.
For more information, contact Auvis Cole, sports sales manager for the Rock Hill/York County CVB at 803-329-5200 or Kezia Disney, COO with the Independent Women’s Football League at 512-215-4238.
About the IWFL: Founded in 2000, the Independent Women’s Football League (IWFL) is an international women’s tackle football league. 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. 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 www.iwflsports.com
About the Rock Hill/York County Convention & Visitors Bureau:The Rock Hill/York County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the destination marketing organization (DMO) responsible for developing an authentic, unified identity for York County, SC. As a DMO, the CVB’s goals are to promote the long-term development and marketing of their destination, focusing on convention, sports and leisure sales, tourism marketing and services. The organization works in collaboration with the CVB Board as well as the York County Council and appropriate funding sources. In 2008, the Rock Hill/York County CVB became the first accredited destination marketing organization in South Carolina. www.visityorkcounty.com