Richmond Black Widows
Richmond Black Widows
Founded 2015
League WFA (2016-present)
Team history 2015-Present
Based in Richmond, Virginia
Stadium Bon Secours Training Center
Colors Black, red, silver
President Sarah Schkeeper
Head coach Bill Donati
Mascot Betty

The Richmond Black Widows are a women's American football team playing out of Richmond, Virginia.[1] They are a member of the Women's Football Alliance (WFA). They are the first women's football team in Richmond, and currently the only team in Virginia. They are set to start their inaugural season in April 2016. Games will be held at Virginia Union University's Hovey Field.

Staff

As of the 2017 season the coaching staff include:

  • Head Coach - Bill Donati
  • Assistant Head Coach - Brian West
  • Offensive Coordinator - Harris Diggs
  • Defensive Coordinator - Paul Nuttall
  • Assistant Coach - Duane Phillips
  • Assistant Coach - Anne Dornek
  • Assistant Coach - Mike Jones
  • Assistant Coach - Nicole Brailer

History

Women's Football in Richmond

The Richmond Black Widows was founded in 2015 by Sarah Schkeeper with the express goal of, not only promoting women's football in the area, but providing young girls and women the opportunity to play a sport they have been denied and growing the confidence of young girls by showing them what can be achieved with drive and determination. At least once, prior to Sarah Schkeeper founding the Richmond Black Widows, a women's football team was attempted in Richmond. It fizzled before it ever started a season. Having played for 5 years for the New York Sharks and competing in 2013 on the US Women's National Team that participated in the IFAF Women's World Championship, Schkeeper moved to Richmond, Virginia and started the journey of bringing women's football to Richmond, Virginia.

As there was no foundation for football in the area, Sarah Schkeeper had to use alternative means to spread the word, creating a MeetUp group. Currently the team has a strong roster of over 40 women and a knowledgeable coaching staff.

Season-By-Season

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
Richmond Black Widows (WFA)
2016 5 3 0 -- Tier III National Conference Champions
Totals 6 3 0 (including playoffs)

* = current standing

Roster

2016

Season schedule

Date Opponent Home/Away Result
April 2 Tri Cities Thunder Away Won 48-12
April 9 Fayetteville Fierce Away Won 28-0
April 16 Philadelphia Phantomz Home Lost 6-42
April 23 DC Divas Home Lost 6-48
April 30 Fayatteville Fierce Home Won 32-8
May 7 Philadelphia Phantomz Away Lost 0-48
May 14 BYE
May 21 Keystone Assault Away Won 12-0
May 28 BYE
June 4 Tri Cities Thunder Home Forfeit 2-0
June 25 Playoff Keystone Assault Home Win 14-8
July 22 Championship Acadiana Zydeco Home Lost 18-20

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