WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Football is a huge sport for Washingtonians. Especially this year, with all the controversy coming out of Redskins Park.

There are football players in the area who are not the center of controversy, however. Instead, they are players who inspire on and off the field.

2:30 p.m. this Saturday, on WUSA9, you'll see a powerful documentary about these players and other players worldwide, who have broken the gender barrier in Football. It's called "Tackle the World, Tough Game - Tougher Women."

That's right, these players are NOT the pampered millionaires you've grown accustomed to cheering for. They are women who pursue greatness on the field, in a predominately male sport.

Women from our area compete in full-equipment, tackle football every year. The local team, the DC Divas, are a great example of women who can hold their own on the field.


Here's a note from the Producer of the film, Rich Daniel:

Tackle the World- Tough Game/Tougher Women is an inspirational look at the world championships of women's tackle football recently held in Helsinki, Finland.

This groundbreaking event featured passionate and competitive women from 6 countries participating in a grueling week long tournament in pursuit of a Gold medal.

The decade long journey to grow a sport few thought women could or should play has now culminated in a world wide movement that will someday be represented as an Olympic sport.

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