‘Two months ago we globally re-branded the Lingerie Football League to the Legends Football League, which includes making the uniform less revealing and adding legitimacy to the game,’ he said.
‘The girls get hurt as much, train as hard and play just as well as the men.’
After the state team tryouts on March 3, local women Tegan Brown and Amanda O’Hehir said they were very excited to make the cut.
‘Legends football is an exciting new challenge and opportunity to find a new limit with my fitness,’ Brown, of East Victoria Park, said.
‘I think with the re-branding we will be able to move away from some of the preconceived notions that the lingerie title has always seemed to attract. It’s all about the athletes now, and fans will realise when they come to watch the games in December that all the girls mean serious business and dish out some pretty big hits.’
Formica said the 2013 team trained six days a week and included black belts in martial arts, ex-gladiators from the TV show, Australian rugby 7s and flag football players.
O’Hehir, of Victoria Park added: ‘Having such a diverse group of strengths will take us a long way.’