About Colorado Freeze
Established in 2014, the Colorado Freeze is a women's professional football team for women 18 years of age or older. Colorado Freeze has since expanded its ownership and has been making significant changes in growth. As of October 2016, Colorado Freeze team is now managed and operated through a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, "Freeze Nation." All members in this organization are unpaid, including board members, coaching staff, and players who all have full-time professions outside the organization. As of October 2017, the team is affiliated with the Women's Football Alliance "WFA." Our players come from Denver, CO and surrounding areas, and have diverse backgrounds. We believe in giving back to the community, fans, players, and sponsors who continue to support our efforts to enhance the popularity of women's full-tackle football.
Mission & Values
The Freeze Nation promotes the development of women's football. We pledge to support the growth of our sport financially to give players, coaches, and officials the opportunity to become actively involved in a professional women's full-tackle football team. The Freeze Nation intends to:
- Promote women's abilities to play full contact football by increasing public awareness to overcome social and cultural obstacles for women (including prejudice and discrimination).
- Provide education and instruction for personal development of players (rookies & veterans), coaches, and officials.
- Offer healthful recreation as an alternative to drugs and other negative behaviors by promoting life skills such as sportsmanship, discipline, goal-setting, and physical fitness through a family model.
- Participate in volunteer activities in order to act as role models for youth, women, and society with the ultimate aim to improve women's standing in football.
- To ensure that every girl and woman who desires to play football has the opportunity to do so.
- To promote female opportunities in football.
- To encourage the promotion and marketing of women's football at all levels to grow participation, build audience, and target potential players.
- Assist other member associations to overcome the main challenges of developing women's tackle football.
- 2017 Founder Bowl Champions - With a season record of 5-1, the team was invited to travel to Salt Lake City, Utah to participate in the National Championship Weekend with the iWFL (Independent Women's Football League). Playing against Division 3 contenders, the San Antonio Regulators, the team won their first national title 27 - 6!
- 2017 All-Stars - Zuleyma Duarte #57, Britney Derhak #36, Elecia Kruise #43, and Lindsay Clark #75 were all selected for the iWFL 2017 West Side All-Star team. Lindsay Clark participated in the All-Star game during National Championship Weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah, helping bring home the win for the West Coast!
- 2016 All-Stars - Zuleyma Duarte #57, Britney Derhak #36, Billie Jean Davidson #74, Sara Wolf, and Monique Valdez were all selected for the iWFL 2016 West Side All-Star team. Britney, Billie Jean, Sara, and Monique all traveled to Charlotte, NC, where they played in the stiffling humidity and heat bringing home the first win for the West side, 30-7, in years!