Zwolle Blue Jays teams up with the NFL
Zwolle – Zwolle The Blue Jays, through the Queen’s Football League (QFL), have entered into a European competitive partnership with the American women’s football organization – Women’s Football Association (WFA).
The Blue Jays are the local American women’s soccer team in Zwolle. Entrepreneur Kanisa Molone is the founder of the NFL and her mission is to get women to play American football in all major Dutch cities. Over the past five years, I have built an organization that now includes six Dutch American football teams and over 150 members.
Starting this month, the Zwolle Women of American Football are teaming up with the American WFA to give female players more opportunities in the sport. Over the past decades, this American partner has become a platform where women can ultimately realize their dream of playing professional American football. With WFA as a partner, Dutch FTQ players can play in America and possibly start a professional career there, as is already possible for sports like football and tennis.
In addition, cooperation with WFA opens many international doors and members of the FTQ can participate in matches in the United States, but also in countries such as Mexico and Costa Rica where American football is very popular.
Kanisa Molone wants this partnership to remove the barriers that prevent girls and women from joining the NFL: “It means they can play anywhere in the world.” Aside from being a manager of the FTQ, Muluneh is also the one who makes sure that sports players can find well-fitting sportswear of all sizes. Earlier this year, that prompted her to launch a body positivity campaign with some American soccer players in the foreground, to show that plus-size women love to exercise too.