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'The Saints are pioneers' in women's football

NFL Films will feature Sunday's games

Photos from the final day of the 2016 Women's World Tackle Football Games. Photos by Lauren Levenson (New Orleans Saints Photos).

After a week of practice, the Women's World Football Games concluded Sunday at the New Orleans Saints facility in Metairie.

NFL Films will feature the day which included three games. Each game featured team White and Gold against team Black and Gold.

The games began with a coin toss with Saints Hall of Fame member Michael Lewis.

Halftime featured a flag football game with the New Orleans Saints' under 14 girls flag football team.

The final game, an advanced level battle, concluded with a 20-0 White and Gold victory. 

"We had practice for four hours a day but it's wondeful to be surrounded by 200 people who love the game the same that you do," said Angela Baker, the winning quarterback. "This week has given me a lot of confidence to go back happy about football and bring that energy back to my team in Pittsburgh.

"Globally it's incredible because now everbody can take a little bit back home with them. I'm excited to see what the next world games has in store for us."

Samantha Rapoport, director of program development for USA Football, expressed thanks for the Saints allowing the games to be held at their facility.

"The Saints are pioneers, not only in having us here but allowing us in their meeting rooms, caefteria, having Saints players interact with us and welcoming us," Rapoport said. "Hopefully, the other 31 clubs will follow suit."

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