The Las Vegas Showgirlz made their announcement of their league change in November and now the Dallas Diamonds are part of the IWFL in December for the Spring 2008 season. The two teams competed against each other in the same conference in the WPFL.
Schedules are soon to be out for the league.
From the IWFL website:
Dallas Diamonds Bring Texas Football to IWFL
Austin TX -The Independent Women’s Football League is proud to announce that Dawn Berndt, representing the Dallas Diamonds, has been awarded a full membership license and will join the league’s roster of teams for the 2008 season. The Dallas Diamonds come to the IWFL after completing six successful seasons and earning three championship titles in their former league.
The Diamonds organization is well known for their strong leadership on and off the field. The move to the IWFL reinforces the current trend toward unification of the sport, and sets a clear example of the positive strides teams are making to work together toward the success of women’s football.
“The Dallas Diamonds is a tremendous organization. Their competitive record is outstanding and their front office is one of the best in the sport. This is a team that can stand with any of the dominant teams in country and come out on top. It’s going to be a really exciting year with the Diamonds on board!” said Laurie Frederick, IWFL Chief Executive Officer.
Dallas fans will be treated to some of the best match ups ever seen in the women’s football regular season. New rivalries are eminent as the Diamonds prepare to face off against other major market teams and answer some long standing questions about who is really the top of the top tier.
“The Dallas Diamonds organization is looking very forward to playing in the IWFL. Playing other top tier championship teams has always been a goal for us since the beginning and with this merge into the IWFL that will now become a reality”, stated Dawn Berndt, Dallas Diamonds team owner, “We are excited about what this will accomplish for the sport of women’s football as a whole and how the level of play will improve between the players and for the fans. The players are pumped up and our 12th man, the greatest fans ever, are ready to get it on.”
About the Dallas Diamonds
The Dallas Diamonds professional women’s football team was formed in 2002. The team is owned by Diamonds founder, Dawn Berndt. The Diamonds play all home games at Pennington Field in Bedford, Texas.
For more information about the Dallas Diamonds, contact the team at: http://www.DallasDiamondsfootball.com