Wichita Force joins new football association

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Wichita Force has joined the Arena Football Association (AFA).

“We are very pleased to welcome Wichita Force to the Arena Football Association,” said AFA Director of Expansion Leif Kertis. “Behind the leadership of the Wichita Force ownership group, the Force has established itself as one of the most respected franchises in Arena Football, and we are confident they will be a tremendous addition to the AFA. “

AFA was founded by African American entrepreneurs Douglas C. Freeman, Maximillian L. Hamilton and Fredrick Smith and is built on the pillars of diversity, equity and inclusion.

The AFA is based in Texas and debuted as a five-team league in June 2021. It has since expanded to seven teams for the 2022 season, with franchises located in Texas, Mississippi and Kansas.

AFA teams include the following:

  • West Texas Warbirds (Odessa)
  • Texas Jets (Houston)
  • Rio Grande Valley Dorados
  • North Texas Bulls (Ft. Worth)
  • amarillo venom
  • Magnolia State Spartans (Jackson, Mississippi)
  • Wichita Strength

Wichita Force was founded in 2014 and is Wichita’s oldest professional indoor soccer team. The team won a league championship in 2016.

“We are very excited to begin a new chapter in Wichita Force football history by joining the Arena Football Association,” exclaimed Force Managing Partner Jeff Martin. “The AFA has a strong business model, and they’ve put together a great group of teams and owners, and we’re very grateful to have the opportunity to participate in the AFA. Our fans are going to have a blast.

For more information about the Wichita Force, visit www.WichitaForce.com. You can also like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

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