All female Arkansas football team learning to tackle competition

April 9th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI  

Springdale (Arkansas, US), Apr.9 (ANI): By day they are college students, career women and stay-at-home mothers, but once they strap on helmets and shoulder pads, they are transformed into Arkansas Lady Rampage - the Northwest’s first female football team.

There are also lawyers and doctors in the squad. Players range in age from 18 to early forties. Many of the women see it as chance to do something outside the norm of their everyday life.

According to the Daily Mail, the team from Springdale, which was formed this year and are still on the lookout for players as well as a team doctor, game announcer and camera operator, are on a steep learning curve..Shawn Miller, player and part owner of the team, said: “It’s a new physical attribute for women so all of us out there are learning how to tackle, how to hit but we are starting from the ground up so that’s exciting.”

The Rampage will play in the inaugural women’s Spring Football League when the season kicks off at the beginning of next month.

The team is part of the Heartland Division made up of seven teams who will travel to each other’s home grounds from as far as Minnesota, 900 miles away.The first game will be played on May 7 at home against the Topeka Mudcats with the venue still to be decided. (ANI)

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