Fantasy sport is about to take on a whole new meaning in Australia with the country’s first Ladies Football League gaining momentum, the Ipswich News reported Wednesday.
The concept is based on the Lingerie Football League in the United States, and will be the first official women’s 11-on-11 tackle gridiron league Down Under.
The players will be dressed in camouflaged lingerie outfits with knee pads, shoulder guards and ice hockey helmets.
"It (lingerie) adds femininity to the game and just highlights that even hot, athletic chicks can hit as hard and run as fast as some of the guys," said league organizer and player Tala Schultz, who takes on the football moniker of "X Girl."
"I’m not about making a statement about gender. I’m making a statement about the possibility for anyone to perform. We want to take on the American women when the Lingerie Football League tour in 2013. We will be ready. Bring it on."
Schultz said more than 30 athletes had already expressed an interest in the league, and that women were coming from all over the northeast state of Queensland to begin training in late October.
The league will then begin with two teams going head to head on a promotional tour of southeast Queensland.
"The majority (of players) are studying," Schultz added. "There are a couple of lawyers, some studying medicine, others are full-time athletes and soccer girls."