PROFESSIONAL WOMENS TACKLE FOOTBALL UPSTATE LADY PREDATORS
WFA Welcomes the Lady Predators
WFA Adds Rochester to the 2024 Season. The Women's Football Alliance is pleased to announce that the Upstate Lady Predators have officially signed on as a full member and will be playing in the WFA beginning with the 2024 season. Based in Rochester, New York, the Lady Predators will be competing in the Northeast Region for 2024.
The Lady Predators are the third women's football team to call Rochester home, following the NWFA's Rochester Raptors (2003-2004) and Empire State Roar (2005-2008); they are the fourth branch of the successful Upstate Predators football organization, joining its men's semi-pro team in the Gridiron Developmental Football League, the Upstate Jr. Predators youth football program for children ages 8-14 and the Upstate Predators Cheer organization. With Rochester's reputation as one of the USA's best sports cities and the Predators' organizational excellence, the Lady Predators are a perfect fit to bring the sport back to the Flower City and strengthen the Alliance's Northeast presence even further.
Head Coach Jessica Coluzzi is especially happy to have her Lady Predators in the WFA; as she stated, "The Upstate Lady Predators are joining the Women's Football Alliance because we are prioritized to giving our athletes the greatest recipe to be the best versions of themselves on and off the field. The WFA provides a professionally organized atmosphere with diverse women’s tackle football teams across the country all while being highly competitive. The Women’s Football Alliance is the most established and well known league for Women’s tackle football. This is the league you want to play in, the WFA helps to ensure your organization has everything needed from the very beginning to ensure success."
As part of the WFA, the Lady Predators look forward to facing every challenge head-on; particularly with the anticipated in-state rivalries with perennial powers the New York Knockout and New York Wolves, as well as with the likes of the Harrisburg Havoc, Tri-State Warriors, Connecticut Nightmare and other teams to be determined. Yes, the Lady Predators are ready to prove themselves in the tough Northeast Region and, by playing against these solid veteran teams, establish themselves as contenders for Canton glory sooner rather than later.
But no matter who they stand across the field from, the Lady Predators know full well who they stand behind; as Coluzzi continued, "This opportunity creates something much bigger; we are showing young girls that they have something to look forward to and that these barriers have been opened. That there are so many more avenues available for them and we are here to continue paving that path! Our women have the opportunity to play the game they love and they have something to prove. We are very excited to be a part of something that has grown tremendously in such a short period of time! We are proud to be a part of the WFA Family!"
The Lady Predators are holding their walk-on tryouts on Saturday, October 14 from 9 AM to 11 AM Eastern Time at Irondequoit Sports Center, 557 East Ridge Road in Rochester. The tryout fee is $25, and all potential players are asked to bring proof of insurance.
For more information on the Lady Predators, visit their website at https://www.upstateladypredators.com/, "Follow" them on Instagram at @upstateladypredsfootball (Facebook page The Upstate Lady Predators) or contact them by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.