Tennessee National Football Conference Women’s First Team
Nashville, TN April 18, 2022 –(PR.com)– The Tennessee Trojans, an expansion team of the Women’s National Football Conference (WNFC), announced today that they will kick off their inaugural season in April 2023. Founded and led by United States military veteran Rachael Ortiz-Marsh, the Tennessee Trojans will be one of the few major sports teams owned and led by a Latina woman.
“The impact of sport on women and girls is immeasurable. As a second-generation Mexican-American, raised by my grandmother in a difficult environment, it was sports that boosted my confidence, taught me resilience, and established a strong foundation of leadership that helped me grow. prepared for the trials of life. I founded the Tennessee Trojans to empower women and girls to break down barriers, create visible role models in our community, and build a premier women’s team that fills a critical gap in the Nashville sports scene. . Women like Wilma Rudolph and Pat Summit set the stage for the future of women in sport. It’s fitting on the 50th anniversary of Title IX that we continue to push Tennessee to the forefront of women’s history in the form of women’s soccer. –Rachael Ortiz-Marsh – Founder/Owner of Tennessee Trojans
The Trojans will be the 18th team to join the WNFC. The WNFC is the premier women’s soccer league, changing the trajectory of the sport since its launch in 2018. The WNFC was created to help women and girls reach their full potential through the power of soccer. With sponsorships from adidas, Riddell Sports and other major brands, the league propelled women’s football into the mainstream of sponsorships and media.
“Our mission to help women and girls reach their full potential through the power of sport has expanded even further today. The WNFC is very strategic and concerned with expansion and partnerships which are good for the betterment of women’s football. With that, we are incredibly excited to partner with Rachael and her team as we continue to lead the way in creating the most challenging women’s sports league in history. Nashville has long been a sports city with a huge opportunity for the growth of women’s sports. These factors make it an ideal partnership and we couldn’t be more delighted. We look forward to the exciting Tennessee Trojans competition in 2023! -Janice Masters, WNFC Commissioner
The Trojans will be hosting a series of OTAs throughout the summer with official tryouts in the fall as part of the WNFC National Tryout Day. The Trials is a combine-style event in which the best talent from across the sporting background competes for one of 45 available spots on the Tennessee Trojans roster.
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