Since its inception, Major League Footy and its founding club have been strong supporters of both competitive co-ed and women’s footy. Buoyed by the presence of three former members of the USAFL Women’s National Team, co-ed participation has been the expected norm at both the St. Petersburg Swans (Tampa Bay ARFC), and throughout the Major League Footy initiative.
With five Swans (Tampa Bay) players – teaming up with members of the Portland, Arizona and Seattle clubs – helped capture the 2016 Women’s Division II National Championship. Each of those players also participate in the 2016-’17 Major League Footy winter season, and are expected to continue on for the 2017 USAFL Premiership Season.
While the Major League Footy AFL 9s program is non-contact (touch) football, played in accordance with the rules of the AFL’s social version of the sport, Major League Footy ‘Metro Rules’ competition is co-ed and full-contact Australian football.
All St. Petersburg Swans (Tampa Bay ARFC) and Major League Footy trainings, practices and competitions are always open to co-ed players of all ages and skill level, and all opportunities for match participation, captaincy and administration are open to all players.