The Cleveland Fusion women’s tackle football team is proud to announce a new formal partnership with the Cleveland Iron Maidens Women’s Rugby Football team starting this 2019 preseason. These two historic franchises are joining forces to promote and grow women’s professional sports in Northeast Ohio, raise awareness of both sports, and expand opportunities for women to compete in both rugby and football at high levels. The teams will train together on the field and at the Fusion’s new dedicated strength and conditioning facility, utilizing coaches from both teams. Marketing teams from both entities will work together to recruit players, engage in community outreach, and further expand local fan bases for full contact American football and rugby.
Beginning with the 2019 spring season, rugby-football doubleheaders will be played with the Iron Maidens headlining the early game and the Fusion taking the field at 7 pm. Both teams are thrilled to combine their resources to continue their joint mission of becoming dominant teams in their respective leagues, while bringing accessible, family-friendly game experiences to players and fans throughout Northeast Ohio.
We are teaming up with Northeast Ohio SPCA to bring you football AND dogs! Northeast Ohio SPCA will be bringing some dogs that are currently looking for their furever homes to the game!
Northeast Ohio SPCA is a non-profit no-kill shelter and have saved more than 30,000 animals since our inception in 2004.
They are located here:
9555 Brookpark Rd
Parma, OH 44129
During halftime, one of the dog handlers will speak on behalf of the shelter and let us know a little bit about some of their animals that are up for adoption and tell us about the dogs they brought to the game!
This will be a pet friendly event. If your pup can handle a crowd, we’d love to meet them!
Pressure Life Issue 18 | Sports
By Lex Watson April 14, 2018
“In this last century, football has been an physical spectacle pitting man against man in a competitive turf war. While men’s-only leagues dominate public awareness, the Cleveland Fusion are a part of the next step in that evolution: breaking down social constructs through women’s football.”
Read the full article: Cleveland’s New Football Revolution
March 2, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tom Monachino, General Manager
The Cleveland Fusion is proud to announce The MetroHealth System as our Presenting Sponsor for the 2018 season. With its strong sports medicine program, focus on women’s health and Pride Network, The MetroHealth System is uniquely positioned to offer a partnership that will allow both of us to effectively aid our players and the Northeast Ohio community at large.
The MetroHealth team is led by Dr. Laurel Beverley, a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, who has served as the team physician for sports teams in Massachusetts, before moving to Cleveland. She is also an athlete who played women’s hockey at the collegiate level.
In addition to taking care of both the routine and acute health care needs of our players, our partnership with MetroHealth will further our mutual goals of making medical care accessible to the diverse communities throughout Northeast Ohio.