Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Valkyries News!

Breakthrough

Women's football joins tackle league

Students, if you find yourself in Darla Lee-Walde's English class at Bedford Road Collegiate, be on your best behaviour.

She might look like a nice and pleasant person, but she is a fierce linebacker with a passion for the big hit.

"I love the aggressiveness of it," said Lee-Walde, a player with the Saskatoon Valkyries at the Western Women's Canadian Football League Jamboree. "I'm 100 per cent all the time and this sport is for those (type of) players."

The Jamboree, held Saturday at Griffiths Stadium, featured eight teams playing mini games every hour to drum up support and publicity for the league's inaugural season.

"It's the first year we've had women's tackle football in Saskatchewan," said Jeff Yausie, head coach of the Valkyries.

"It's pretty cool. As you know, people are pretty passionate about football in our province. So it's neat to see these women getting the opportunity to strap on the pads and go hit someone."  Read full article...