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Lingerie Football is all the rage in the USA, now Aussie
sports fans will get to see what all the fuss is about.
Growing up on a cattle station in Far
North ueensland, Chloe Butler may
seem an unlikely candidate to be the
star player of the Lingerie Football League, but
the ueenslander says she's "always been a fan
of NFL" so when the opportunity arose to play
for the Lingerie Football League she leapt at the
"I just love all sports that create that athletic
display of running incredibly fast, jumping high
and hitting so hard you feel it when you're watch-
ing and that's exactly what I love about the LFL,"
says Chloe. "I get to become this Amazon ath-
lete ; jumping, running, tackling - just like when
I was a young girl - I would run around the out-
back chasing animals and I would lose myself in
the adrenaline and hunt of the game."
Just what is Lingerie Football, you ask? A
modi ed version of NFL that was originally
played as half time entertainment on Super Bowl
Sunday, the 'Lingerie Bowl' attracted millions of
viewers worldwide. And yes, while it was indeed
the scantily clad bodies that attracted the initial,
mainly male, viewership, it didn't take long to re-
alise that these beauties were also serious sports-
women ready to kick some serious butt! Eventu-
ally men and women and families turned up and
switched on to cheer on their favourite players.
While the sport initially had many detractors
who assumed barely dressed females could never
be serious about the sport, Butler is quick to
point out it is de nitely not about 'eye candy'. "If
it were just an 'eye candy' sport, I as a professional
and elite athlete would not be involved, and the
girl whose arms I broke would not have been on
the sideline for the last season," she smiles. "Ob-
viously a 65 million viewing audience would not
appreciate just eye candy alone because that's
what Victoria's Secret models are for."
Still not convinced? "Come to our game," she
says "and you will leave with an understanding
shared by the other 65 million that appreciate
the LFL - that it has created a platform for female
athletes in sport."
e LFL rst came to Butler's attention when
she was doing a modelling gig in the US and some
models from LA tuned her onto the game. Now
Butler is the Aussie pioneer for the league. "I ac-
tually believe that there are many Aussie girls just
like me, who would dominate this game, so it will
be very exciting when the LFL launches its four
team franchises next year (Brisbane, Sydney, Mel-
bourne and Perth)."
Indeed Butler is extremely excited to be a part
of the exhibition games that will take place in
Australia this month. "I am really excited for all
my family and friends to see me on their turf and
also see the game at its best with the best players
from the US going at it ... It's going to be an amaz-
ingly competitive exhibition of t girls in lingerie
trying to destroy each other."
She believes Aussie sports fans will enjoy the
bi factor of Lingerie Football, which has been
described by US press as 'the ultimate sport'. "I
think Aussies will love it! Because it's 'no joke', it's
'fair dinkum' and anyone who has seen a game will
tell you that." As for the ultimate sport tag , Butler
says that depends upon your taste 'that's di erent
for everyone but for a t and very outdoor culture
like Australia I think this hard-hitting aggressive
game is 'bringin' back the bi !' so to speak and I
think Aussies love the grit and grime of most ag-
gressive contact sports."
Yes, despite its Victoria's Secret connotations,
Lingerie Football is a full-contact sport. So just
how dangerous is it?
"Just like a boxer, rugby player or any profes-
sional athlete you tune your body to be the ttest,
strongest athletic machine that it can be so that
you can avoid injury the best you can," says But-
ler. "However when you have elements of contact
and extreme force, power, speed and strength, it
is only natural in a contact sport that someone
must come o second best. You win some, you
lose some, it's just the way of it. I say looking a er
your body the best you can is always top priority
in elite sporting performance."
Asked why we should go watch a game, But-
ler's instant reply is "why wouldn't you!". It's
extremely athletic females playing with skill and
aggression in the obvious attire, that makes men
and women appreciate the human physique."
So what can we expect to see at a match? " e
intensity of American culture at a sporting game
-- that is, the touchdown celebrations, the shit
talking between girls on the eld and just an awe-
some display of athletic talent."
You can see the 2012 LFL All-Star Game Tour
Australia on Saturday June 2 at Brisbane
Entertainment Centre and Saturday, June 9
at Allphones Arena, Sydney Olympic Park. Tix
from ticketek.com.au. For a chance to win a
ticket to either game visit lotl.com
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