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BAFA are pleased to confirm the appointment of Tara Bunker as our new Head of Digital Communications, a new role within the communications team. 

Tara has been with BAFA since April 2020, when she was appointed as the Web and Social Media Manager. Alongside her work with BAFA she also has experience in the digital world, with roles varying from Corporate Communications at Surrey Police, Executive Producer of Celebrity Esports, to her current role as the Digital Content Creator for BAFTA-winning Supermassive Games. 

She will continue to work with Owen Widdowson (Assistant Web and Social Media Manager) and Maurice Anton Brown (Media Manager). 

This new appointment comes following the departure of James Platt, the previous Head of Communications. All of us here at BAFA would like to thank James for the numerous projects he led and implemented in his time with us, including the new BAFA brand and website.

Tara Bunker said:
“It’s been such a pleasure working closely with James since starting nearly two years ago assisting him with the growth of our social media channels and the rebrand. I hope to continue in his footsteps in my new appointment and use my skillset in digital communications to ensure the promotion of BAFA and those who play/work the sport here in the UK.”

The creation of the new Head of Digital Communications role comes from a review following James’ departure. We are now putting a greater focus on digital communications and engagement with our audiences and how we can promote the sport more widely. In addition to Tara’s new role we will be recruiting for a Head of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs role early in January 2022. 

CEO of BAFA, Pete Ackerley said:
“James Platt has been instrumental in developing our communications strategy over the last two years and now is a great opportunity to build on those strong foundations and create a real focus in the digital space and develop our engagement in this area and I know Tara will bring a breadth of experience to this role and an energy to develop this area for British American Football as we professionalise further and Inspire more people to play and play a part in our game.”