Chattanooga’s women’s football team will play at home for the first time this season Saturday at 7 p.m.
Tennessee Train welcomes the Huntsville Tigers to Chattanooga Central High School at 5728 Highway 58 in Harrison, where all home games are played.
Tickets are $10 for adults. Children 10 and under are admitted free.
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Now in their fifth season, Tennessee Train is a member of the Women’s Football Alliance. The league maintains about 65 teams in 17 states. Players range in age from 21 to 51 and boast a variety of occupational backgrounds, such as teachers, real estate agents, auditors and more.
The team was founded in 2012 with a mission to “ensure that women in Chattanooga and surrounding areas have the opportunity to play the sport they love,” even if they have been denied that opportunity in the past.
“These ladies are doing something they were told they would never be able to do,” Trina Martin, team spokeswoman and photographer, said. “They were told they could never play football, but they want to be role models and show that girls can play the game.”
Saturday’s game is the first of four scheduled home games this season, and the team will play at home for the next three weekends. Games against Derby City Dynamite April 15 and Music City Mizfits April 22 are up next. The final home game will be May 13 against a nonleague opponent.
Tennessee Train visited Cincinnati last Saturday to play against the Cincinnati Sizzle. They were defeated 46-12.
Fans can follow the team on their Facebook page.
The team is part of the National Conference in the Southeast Region’s North Atlantic Division. The division consists of nine regional teams. The team is currently in eighth place.
Updated @ 1:49 p.m. on 4/6/17 to correct a factual error: The original story said the team was a member of the Women’s Football League. Tennessee Train is actually a member of the Women’s Football Alliance.