Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Nashville NightWatch Announce Their Women's Professional Team Nashville NightShade

The Nashville NightWatch announced their own women's "professional" team in a press release titled, "The Future is Women." The Nashville American Ultimate Disc League team indicates a tentative schedule and reveals the team name.

Press Release:
The Nashville NightWatch is proud to announce, with the support of NUM (Nashville Ultimate Machine), the inaugural season of our women's professional team, The Nashville NightShade!

After meaningful conversations with our female ultimate community about gender equity and discussions with other ultimate leaders around the country, we have decided to launch a women's team at the highest level. We do have a tentative schedule in place for our team and will be announcing that once it has been finalized. Tryouts will take place in Nashville at the Vanderbilt Fieldhouse on February 24th. We will have a link for registration very soon.

We want to commend the efforts of the AUDL with the announcement of the EuroStars Tour Partnership. It's a great step for the AUDL. We will take another step in offering a chance for women's ultimate to gain more exposure and a unique opportunity to play ultimate professionally. We will provide our women's team with similar benefits, which include venues, travel expenses, coaching, and live-streaming of all our women’s ultimate games.

The NightWatch went winless in the 2017 AUDL season in the South Division. The Detroit Mechanix recently made a similar announcement this week.

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