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August 15, 2001
     Women's American Football League logo
   
The Women's American Football League announces they have granted a license to the Alabama Slammers, who will play their home games in Birmingham.

The WAFL is a full-contact women's tackle football league which uses the same rules as the National Football League. Plans call for a 10-game season with playoffs and a championship game.

Carter Turner and Catherine Masters founded the Women's Professional Football League, which is entering its second year. Masters also went on to form the National Women's Football League, which plays during the spring. Turner also founded the WAFL, which will kick off its inaugural season October 27 with 24 teams.

Players and coaches share the profits generated by a team's ticket sales after all expenses are paid. The league mandates that at least 25% of a team's profits will go toward a player compensation pool. According to estimates, players can earn between $150 to $500 per game.

October 10, 2001
The Slammers will split their home games between the cities of Birmingham and Huntsville.
 
2001-02
Women's American Football League
Pacific Conference Atlantic Conference
Northeast
Division
Central
Division
South
Division
Central
Division
South
Division
  Hawaii
    Legends
  Oakland
    Banshees
  Arizona
    Caliente
  Alabama
    Slammers
  Jacksonville
    Dixie Blues   
  Rose City
    Wildcats
  Sacramento
    Sirens
  California
    Quake
  Indianapolis
    Vipers
  Orlando
    Fire
  Seattle
    Warbirds   
  San Francisco   
    Tsunami
  Los Angeles   
    Lasers
  New Orleans
    Voodoo Dolls   
  Tampa Bay
    Force
      San Diego
    Sunfire
   
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Alabama Slammers logo    Arizona Caliente logo    California Quake logo    Hawaii Legends logo
              
Indianapolis Vipers logo   Jacksonville Dixie Blues logo   Los Angeles Lasers logo   New Orleans Voodoo Dolls logo
              
Oakland Banshees logo   Orlando Fire logo   Rose City Wildcats logo   Sacramento Sirens logo
              
San Diego Sunfire logo   San Francisco Tsunami logo   Seattle Warbirds   Tampa Bay Force logo
             
Epilogue
The Women's American Football League folded after their inaugural season, with internal power struggles within the league's leadership being mostly to blame.

Most of the teams also folded but some joined rival leagues or helped start new leagues.
 
 
 
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Last update: July 13, 2018