Women bring it every Sunday on the gridiron in a new flag football league

Posted at 3:05 PM, Aug 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-25 20:38:59-04

MERIDIAN, Idaho — Flag football isn't new, however, this year a new public league was created for women in the Treasure Valley to come together every Sunday to hit the gridiron.

The action is intense, the women compete at a high level and this Sunday was the championship for a season that started in early June.

"This is the first time we are making it public and bringing it out to the public," said one of the leagues creators Aaron Thomas. "We are trying to do it really big and give women a nice outlet and platform to stand on."

Thomas helped create a non-profit with the idea of building a women's flag football league and when you watch these women play it makes it easy to call this league a success.

"It's very addictive in terms of being part of an actual team," said Samantha "The Icebox" Richardson who plays on the Black Widows. "I like to get out there and pump everybody up, move some bodies around and make some plays, it's pretty fun."

The league has an interesting dynamic to it as several former football players, including Chuck Hayes who played on the Kellen Moore era Broncos, teach the women how to execute the complex game of football.

However, the women take the intensity to a another level as this version of flag football is rough and rowdy.

"Sometimes as coaches we are like you might want to back off a little bit," said Thomas. "But they are like I love it."

Thomas said the league is looking for sponsors and if you are a woman who is interested in joining a team here are a couple links to the leagues Facebook pages.

Thomas also said the league can be contacted via email at