“Break Barriers” Birmingham, support the Alabama Fire, our hometown women’s football team on May 18

Alabama Fire
Alabama Fire
On Saturday, May 18th, 5:00PM at General Krulak Stadium on the campus of Birmingham Southern College, come out and support the Alabama Fire when they take on the North Florida Pumas.Photo courtesy of the Alabama Fire Football Team

Birmingham – you have got one last opportunity to watch  football until the pro and college teams begin training camps and games in August.

Bet you are wondering….did the Birmingham Iron come back?

Forget those guys, we’ve got something better – the Alabama Fire – women’s pro football team.

On Saturday, May 18th, 5:00PM at General Krulak Stadium on the campus of Birmingham Southern College, come out and support the Alabama Fire when they take on the North Florida Pumas.

Admission is $10.00.

Alabama Fire – Our Hometown Team

Established and developed in 2016, the Alabama Fire has been playing competitively throughout the Southeast. They are a member of the Women’s National Football Conference (WNFC), a  league that was launched in the Fall  of 2018 with teams from Los Angeles to Atlanta.

This winter, the league got a huge national boost with the formation of a partnership with the Adidas “She Breaks Barriers” Campaign.

The Fire is made up of former local Birmingham high school and college sports stars, including quarterback Courtney Billingsley, legendary Wenonah High School and Alabama 6A High School Basketball Player of the Year. Billingsley also played college basketball for the University of Houston.

Star receiver Waynecia “Redd” Thomas from Minor High School is also the daughter of Birmingham Steeldog and Miles College Sports Hall of Famer Wayne Thomas.

A genuinely homegrown team, the roster of 42 players include players from Wenonah, Oak Mountain, Carver, Minor, Ramsey, Montevallo, Clay-Chalkville and Huffman high schools.

What should a football fan expect when they attend a game?

According to Head Coach Cedric Lane, fans should expect a high intensity full contact football game with hard hitting, tackling, and action from skilled players.  The games are wide-open and there is a great deal of scoring and passing.

Alabama Fire
Photo courtesy of Alabama Fire

Last Home Game and Playoffs

The Fire’s Record is currently 2-2 with 2 games remaining for the regular season.

This is the final home game for this season. The Fire will travel to Florida for the final regular season game on June 1st. Playoffs are set for June 13-15th in Dallas, TX and the WNFC Championship will be played following playoffs in Denver.

Support the Home Team

Tickets are purchased at the door at BSC’s  Krulak Stadium.

More than a team – the Alabama Fire is part of a national Women’s Football movement.  Check it out and join them. Bring family and friends this Saturday, May 18 at 5:00PM.

Support the Fire.

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.