Aug. 20, 2015 (Houston, TX) – The Woodlands Wildcats will join the Independent Women’s Football League (IWFL) for the 2016 season, Wildcats president Nat Latman announced today. The Wildcats will join teams like the Houston Energy, Austin Yellow Jackets, and San Antonio Regulators in the IWFL’s Southwest Division.
Founded in 2000, the IWFL is the longest-running women’s football league in the United States. “The IWFL has been promoting women’s full-tackle football for over 15 years,” Latman said. Laura Cantu, the Wildcats’ head coach and vice president of football operations, also voiced her support for the move. “I could not be happier to be in the IWFL,” Cantu declared. “This is my family. I am so happy to be staying home.”
“We are excited to welcome the Wildcats to the league,” stated IWFL Chief Operating Officer Kezia Disney. “They will be a great addition to the schedule and should make for some exciting new rivalries in the Southwest division.”
Latman also reiterated his intention to make the Woodlands Wildcats the first team where players are not required to pay in order to play for the team. The Wildcats will hold their first tryout on October 10 at 6 PM at Woodforest Bank Stadium in Shenandoah, and it will be a free tryout for all interested female athletes.
“We want to revolutionize women’s football,” Latman announced. “These athletes already train three times a week for three months and play eight to ten games a season, making tremendous sacrifices and putting their bodies at risk for injury. We don’t believe that they should have to pay $1,000 on top of that for a player fee. On the Wildcats, we want all women who love to play, not just those who can afford to pay to play.”
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About the IWFL:
The Independent Women’s Football League (IWFL), a 501(c)(6) non-profit Texas Corporation, is a full tackle women’s football league focused on creating a positive, safe and fun environment for the women who play the game and fans that come out to watch them. The IWFL was founded in 2000 by a group of women dedicated to making the sport a household name. The IWFL currently has over 1600 women playing the sport for 36 teams across North America with consistent expansion into new markets.
About The President:
Nat Latman is a senior level business operations professional recognized for propelling business development, market penetration, multimillion dollar revenue growth, and influencing change management strategies that bring recognition to the brand. His presence in an organization as a business modeler and operational tactician facilitates powerful new partnerships and adapts with expediency to bottom line objectives. Nat brings vitality to promotional processes and emphasizes adoption of best staffing practices. He is currently President of Anbretin.