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WNFC and Gridiron Football join forces in a historic partnership

DALLAS, May 9, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — The Women’s National Football Conference (WNFC) and Gridiron Football have announced an unprecedented partnership to redefine the future of girls and women in soccer. This strategic alliance unlocks the entire football pipeline for female athletes – from youth to professional, from flag to tackle – and creates fertile ground for the economic growth and sustainability of women’s football.

During its important fifth season, the WNFC stands as a model of innovation in professional women’s soccer. With a presence spanning 16 national teams and a roster representing a large number of countries, the competition embodies the global appeal and economic potential of women’s football. Backed by strategic sponsorships with industry titans such as Adidas and Riddell, in addition to broadcast deals with CaffeineTV and DAZN, the WNFC has cemented its position as a premier sports property and captivated a diverse audience of more than 20 million fans.

“This partnership represents more than just a collaboration between two organizations; it is a commitment to nurturing talent, promoting inclusivity and empowering girls at every stage of their football journey. Together we will build bridges from flag to tackle, creating a seamless path for aspiring athletes to achieve their dreams,” comments Odessa JenkinsCEO of the Women’s National Football Conference.

As the national leader in non-contact youth soccer, Gridiron Football leagues, camps and tournaments provide an unparalleled training ground for more than 30,000 athletes ages 4 to 17. And with their nationally recognized Gridiron Girls initiative and G Series tournament circuit, they’ve set the standard for women’s athletic development in sports.

“We recognize the enormous potential inherent in girls’ and women’s football, and the dramatic gap in leadership.” shares Scott DillonCEO of Gridiron Football. “In the WNFC, we work with the dominant organization in women’s football and, most importantly, with business and sport leaders who share a common vision to create development and engagement opportunities for the world’s greatest female athletes. And together we create an unparalleled ‘force’ for good in the marketplace.”

With a steadfast commitment to innovation, inclusivity and economic growth, the WNFC and Gridiron Football are ready to chart a new course for women’s football; one that promises to leave an indelible mark on the sporting and business landscape.

About gridiron football
Gridiron Football is a national leader in youth flag football and 7v7 football. Gridiron brings together professionally trained coaches, officials and competition organizers to provide boys and girls aged 4 to 17 with an unparalleled football experience. From recreational to highly competitive, Gridiron’s nationally recognized leagues, camps and tournaments help all young athletes develop on and off the field. For more information, visit

About WNFC
Entering its fifth season in 2024, WNFC is the most advanced women’s soccer league in the world. With 16 teams across the US, with players from more than 12 countries, the WNFC is an exciting sports venue that combines soccer and entertainment with a mission to increase financial equality in sports for women and girls through the power of soccer. The league offers the only dedicated women’s American Football online retail space in the world, where you can purchase fully custom league-branded apparel for 100% of all participating teams ( The league has sponsorship deals with Adidas, Riddell, DICK’S Sporting Goods, United Sports Brands and has broadcast partnerships with CaffeineTV and DAZN. The competition has seen record digital reach, with more than 20M fans through the league’s social media channels and broadcast partnerships.

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SOURCE Gridiron Football