We are the Valley Vipers Women's Tackle Football Team. The Valley Vipers are a new team here in the Central Valley. We have a diverse group of women who want to challenge themselves and play football. The Valley Vipers are part of a league called the Women's Football Alliance that has 66 teams throughout the country, traveling and playing football with other like minded women. Their backgrounds vary from business owners to school teachers, students to professionals, to stay at home moms.
As you may or may not know, to be a part of this kind of organization it takes commitment, courage, hard work, and discipline. With theses principles in mind, we believe we can overcome whatever obstacles may be in our way. This team has committed to showing other women, young and old, that if they have the desire to step out of their comfort zone and try something new, it is okay. The results are that they can achieve their dreams, on and off the field.
The Women's Football Alliance was founded by Jeff and Lisa King in order to create the highest level of football for women in North America. The formula was simple. Jeff and Lisa's goal was to create a league where all players could afford to play regardless of income level. This meant keeping travel regionalized and charging a fraction of what other leagues charge.
In 2009, the WFA rewarded playoff teams with financial assistance in the form of travel and game day funds. They awarded thousands of dollars to the semi-finalists and finalists, and awarded the National Champions with custom uniforms and championship rings. This was the type of league that aspiring players were looking for.
Within the first five months of starting, the WFA had grown to 32 teams, making it the fastest growing league in the history of the sport. This momentum continued as the WFA grew by an additional twenty-five percent after its first year, making it the fastest growing league in the country. Now in its third year, the WFA currently has 63 teams making it the largest-ever women's football league in the world.
"We call ourselves an alliance because we all work together to make this sport better every year," stated Jeff King, "If teams are not successful, then the league will not succeed, so our goal is to dedicate all resources to empowering teams to be a success both on and off the field." The WFA is dedicated to its players and team owners first and will continue its goal of getting the best female athletes in North America to play the nation's most popular sport.