Friday, August 29, 2008

Article in the Calgary Sun

Calgary Sun
Mon, August 25, 2008
Women tackle task of making league workUPDATED: 2008-08-25 02:48:46 MST

By JENNA MCMURRAY, SUN MEDIA

Calling all Calgary women -- well, the ones who aren't afraid to get a little muddy.
The Calgary Rockies, a local women's tackle football team, is convinced this is the year they can make an all-female league work in Western Canada.

"We want to get the word out about us so we can get more girls out to play, more teams started up and more sponsors to make it happen," said Rockies' quarterback Melissa Little.

"I'd love for it to get super big -- like the CFL."

Though the team has been around off-and-on for seven years, there's never been enough funding or interest to get it completely off the ground.

Little is confident that, by working with the Edmonton Storm, the Manitoba Fearless and a team from Red Deer currently in the works, games could become a more regular affair.

The team is open to females between the ages of 16 and 45 years old.

"There's a lot of women who would have loved to play football in high school but weren't allowed because it was only for boys," said Little.

"But we want them to know there is a place for them to play right here."

For more information on how to sponsor or get involved with the Calgary Rockies, visit www.calgaryrockiesfootball.com