The International Federation of American Football will hold its eight-nation Women’s World Championship from June 28 to July 6 in Vantaa, Finland.
The United States won the inaugural IFAF Women's World Championship in 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden, defeating Canada in the gold medal game.
USA Football will host a U.S. Women’s National Team Trial on Jan. 25-27 in Austin, Texas. The event will act as a tryout for the 2013 team. Any female who is a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years old is eligible to try out. Click here to register.
IFAF unites 64 countries on six continents through a burgeoning international sport. With national football federations in existence for more than 75 years, IFAF was created in 1998 to organize and further develop the game through international cooperation and global competition. The IFAF office is located near Paris, France.
“The sport of American football continues to develop around the world and this will be a great showcase of the women’s game,” IFAF President Tommy Wiking said. “I look forward to a very competitive tournament in Vantaa.”