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Women. Tackle. Football.

Born to Play spends a season with the Boston Renegades, a women’s tackle football team on the path to redemption after going undefeated but losing their championship the previous year. These unpaid athletes put their bodies on the line while maintaining full-time careers that support their lifelong dream... proving that football is for everyone. Born to Play shines a light on a team of remarkable women, ranging in age from 19-49, from a vast spectrum of backgrounds who dedicate their time, bodies and paychecks to pursue their passion for playing football.

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The Team


Five-time national champion women’s tackle football team from a city that’s no stranger to champions. 

The Boston Renegades are the premier women’s tackle football team in New England and the defending Division 1 Champions of the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA). Bringing together players from many former area teams, including the Boston Militia, New England Intensity, Bay State Warriors, Boston Rampage, and Massachusetts Mutiny, the Renegades are continuing the rich history of women’s football in Boston, which includes five national titles. The Renegades incorporated in 2015 under the leadership of former players, Molly Goodwin, Mia Brickhouse, and Erin Baumgartner.


The team is comprised of some of the best athletes in New England and the world. Off the field, our players are educators, entrepreneurs, athletic trainers, public safety officers, business owners, and more.

The Boston Renegades are currently owned by former player Molly Goodwin, and operated in partnership with local business professional and dedicated fan Michelle McDonough. The management team is boosted by the expertise of physical therapy professionals, former NFL players and coaches, skilled athletic trainers, and a small army of dedicated volunteers.

The Renegades play at Harry della Russo Stadium in Revere, Mass.

The Crew
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