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We are excited to announce the appointment of Arran Harrison and Mathew Micklethwaite to the respective roles of Strategic Lead (Women’s Football) and NWFL Competition Manager.

Building upon the phenomenal silver-medal success of the Great Britain Lions at the 2022 IFAF Women’s World Championship, these two positions have been appointed with a focus on the development of Women’s American football in the UK.

Taking on the position of Strategic Lead, Harrison returns to direct BAFA’s vision for Women’s football, having previously served as Commission Lead (Women’s Contact) up until 2021.

I am extremely proud to be back in a leading role for women’s football again.
We have a great opportunity and a responsibility to ensure that we create a legacy for women’s football off the back of the amazing achievements of the Women’s National Programme at the World Championships.
There are some exciting times ahead, and I am very much looking forward to working with the NWFL community once again.

Arran HarrisonStrategic Lead (Women's Football)

Mathew Micklethwaite steps into the role of NWFL Competition Manager, working alongside Harrison to deliver on BAFA’s strategy for Women’s Contact football and coordinate the operations of the National Women’s Football League.

Harrison and Micklethwaite join Rory Macnair, Content Coordinator for Women’s Football, to drive Women’s Football forward in the UK behind its outstanding community of players, coaches and supporters.

After a season of supporting BAFA within various roles I am excited to be named as Competition Manager for the NWFL.
Now is the time to really capitalise and push the women’s game following the amazing achievements by Great Britain at the World Championship, and I am proud to be a key part in developing a bigger and better NWFL competition and women’s pathway for 2023 and beyond.

Mathew MicklethwaiteNWFL Competition Manager

Don’t miss the thrilling finale to the 2022 NWFL season as Cheshire County Sports Club hosts the Division One and Premiership Finals on the 10th and 17 September. Entry is free as the best in British Women’s American football battle it out for the title!

The Finals will be live streamed on YouTube by Onside Productions.