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BAFA appoints Competition Manager for National Women’s Football League

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Vacancies for Competition Committee roles

BAFA is pleased to confirm Simon Browning as the Competition Manager for the National Women’s Football League.

Simon has been involved in American football for almost 15 years, with much of this time in a range of different coaching roles in the South Wales area.

Simon has been the Wide Receivers Coach and Special Teams Co-ordinator for the South Wales Warriors as well as Wide Receivers Coach, Special Teams Co-ordinator, Assistant Head Coach and Head Coach for the Cardiff Cobras. In 2016, Simon was part of a group that created the Cardiff Valkyries and was honoured to take on the role of Head Coach, which he currently still holds.

Alongside coaching, Simon has also helped operationally through involvement with previous Opal and Sapphire steering committees, as well as helping at GB Flag trials and the running of development days.

Simon Browning said:

“Since I became Head Coach for the Valkyries, I have been fortunate to meet so many people, both coaches and players, that share my passion for developing the women’s game. While there have been many challenges recently, this is a really exciting time for women’s football. The strategy and direction that we are heading in will really see our sport grow from strength to strength, and I can’t wait to play my part in helping to make our league a dominant force in Europe and beyond.”

Arran Harrison, Commission Lead (Women’s Contact), said:

“I am really pleased with the appointment of Simon Browning as the Competition Manager.  I have been extremely impressed with the input and dedication that Simon has shown in his contributions to the Women’s Contact Steering Committee and feel that Simon is the perfect fit for this role. Simon will be a great asset to the women’s game as we embark on this journey of developing women’s contact football in Great Britain. “

Simon’s first challenge will be the appointment of his Competition Committee as we look to ensure that we have the operational foundations in place to sustain the growth of the women’s game and strive for operational excellence.

National Women’s Football League (NWFL) Competition Committee vacancies

The NWFL would like to welcome applications from the BAFA membership to fulfil a range of committee positions to support its operational running.

These roles will be instrumental in driving forward the development of the NWFL. Reporting to the Competition Manager (NWFL), the successful candidates will be at the forefront of the implementation, and operationalisation, of the exciting new 10-year strategy for women’s football, with the aim to be the best women’s league in Europe and beyond. We are looking for individuals with the drive and passion to make that a reality.

To achieve this, each role will have a defined set of objectives to provide the successful candidates with a clear mandate and understanding of what is required. Covering a range of areas, the roles play their part in the developing operational excellence of the NWFL as we move into this exciting development period.

Positions available for application are:

Events Co-ordinator
Fixtures & ResultsCo-ordinator
Rules & RegulationsCo-ordinator
Marketing Co-ordinator

Anyone requiring further information can contact Simon Browning.

All applications, complete with cover letter and CV, should be emailed to no later than 13th December 2020.