About The Association

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The British American Football Association (BAFA) is the National Governing Body for the sport of American football in Great Britain and is responsible for all regulatory, competition, performance and development aspects of the game.

Its activities are many and varied and include the following:

  • The organisation and promotion of all amateur domestic national competitions across both contact and non contact versions of the game.
  • The organisation and promotion of the national teams in international competition.
  • The promotion of the game to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities and the provision of opportunities for their engagement and development.
  • The regulation of the game on and off the field of play through oversight of its rules.
  • The representation of the British game to national and international partners, be they sporting organisations, federations or commercial interests.

The British American Football Association is a member of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF).

The British American Football Association is a company limited by guarantee.

Management and Operations

The British American Football Association has a Board of Directors and a staffing structure comprised of Managers and Officers who support the delivery of the sport across a series of directorates.

The current BAFA Directors are:

Martin Cockerill

Jon Wyse

David Parsons

Russ Hewitt

Paul Sherratt

Jade Archibald

Marlene Price

Current representatives on International Boards are:

Gary Marshall. IFAF Europe Board.

Details on the our Managers and Officers can be found on the 'Contacts' section of the website

New Board Structure:

A new board structure will be in place by the end of 2016. These will consist of the following directorial roles -

(Roles marked with * are elected positions)

Positions Vacant:

Touchdown Competition Coordinator

As the Touchdown Team continues to expand, BAFA is looking for a Touchdown Competition Coordinator to work alongside BAFA’s Director of Competitions to provide organisational oversight of the School Games and Touchdown Competitions. Experience in event / competition organisation preferred but not essential. Enthusiasm, flexibility and a desire to be part of an exciting and challenging sport landscape, is. The role will require someone willing to focus time and energy into making it a success. Expressions of interest should be sent to schools@britishamericanfootball.org marked ‘Competition Coordinator’.

All positions are voluntary (with reasonable expenses covered).

All positions covering youth football (i.e. those u18) will require successful applicants to undertake a DBS / PVG check.

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