Entrepreneur Kanisa Mulun is the founder of the NFL and her mission is to bring women in all major Dutch cities to play American football. Over the past five years, I have built an organization with six Dutch American football teams and over 150 members.
From amateur player to professional player
As of this month, the Amsterdam Women of the NFL have been working with the NFL to give female players more opportunities in the sport. Over the past decades, this American partner has become a platform where women can finally realize 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 football and tennis.
In addition, the partnership with WFA opens many international doors and members of the FTQ can participate in games in the United States, as well as in countries such as Mexico and Costa Rica where American football is very popular.
Working together to empower women
Kanisa Molon wants to break down the barriers that prevent girls and women from joining the NFL through this partnership. “It ensures that they can play anywhere in the world.” Muluneh is not only the manager of the FTQ team, but also the one who makes sure that sports players can find well-fitting sportswear in all sizes. This inspired her earlier this year to launch a body positivity campaign with a number of American footballers up front, to show that plus size women love to exercise too.
More than Amsterdam cats
The Amsterdam Cats come from Amsterdam and play in the Queens Football League (QFL, NFL Women), and as of this month this is the first European competition to be hosted with the US organization Women’s Football Alliance. (WFA) to reward Dutch footballers. Netherlands the opportunity to play internationally. More information: https://www.queensleague.com/