Entrepreneur Kanisa Mulun is the founder of the NFL and her mission is to get women in every Dutch city to play American football. In the last five years, I have built an organization with six Dutch-American football teams and over 150 members.
From amateur to professional player
Since this month, Amsterdam women in the NFL have been working with the NFL to give female players more opportunities in the sport. In recent decades, this American partner has grown into a platform where women can finally fulfill their dream of professional American football. With WFA as a partner, players from the Dutch Football League can play in America and possibly start a professional career there as is already possible for sports like soccer and tennis.
In addition, a partnership with WFA opens many international doors and QFL members can participate in matches in the United States, as well as in countries such as Mexico and Costa Rica where American football is very popular.
Work together to empower women
Kanisa Molon wants to break barriers for girls and women to join the NFL with this partnership. “This ensures that they can play anywhere in the world.” Molona is not only the manager of the QFL team, but he is also the person who ensures that players in the sport find the right sportswear of all sizes. This inspired her earlier this year to launch a body positivity campaign with a number of American footballers in the lead, to show that plus-size women also enjoy exercising.
More than the cats of Amsterdam
Amsterdam cats come from Amsterdam and play in the Queens Football League (QFL, NFL Women), and since this month it is the first European competition held with the American Women’s Football Alliance (WFA) to reward female Dutch footballers. Netherlands the opportunity to play internationally. More information: https://www.queensleague.com/