BAFA is pleased to announce that the nomination window for the Hall of Fame inductions for the Class of 2023 is now live. All nominees can be of any gender and could have been active in the Adult, Junior, Youth, Flag or University leagues as players, coaches, officials (referees), administrators or volunteers. Nominations close on Friday 4th August at 11.59pm.
Hall of Fame Class of 2022 Inductees take the stage
Players and coaches must have been retired for at least 5 years to be eligible. Officials must no longer be active. Nominees for other categories can still be active. If a former player is currently active as a coach, they are eligible to be nominated as a player. For non-British nationals who have made a significant impact on the British game, people can nominate individuals across all formats and roles.
You can nominate a total of ten different individuals.
How to nominate and the deadline
Please submit your nominations by email to heritage@
Name – Time period – Format – Role-Position (if a player) – Associated team.
(For example – Fred Bloggs – 1980s – Adult Contact – Player – Quarterback – London Fog).
Selection committee and criteria
All nominations will be collated and assessed by the selection committee before they produce a list of recommendations for consideration and sign off by the BAFA Board.
The selection criteria will include the following considerations:
- The overall impact any nominee had due to their positive contribution.
- The way in which the nominee impacted the sport.
- The level of excellence the nominee exhibited and the length of time they were active.
- The overall character of the nominee.
- Wayne Hill (Head of BAFCA, former player and championship winning university league coach. GB students Head Coach)
- Roger Goodgroves (former player and coach. Director of Operations for BAFRA)
- Steve Rains (former BAFA Board member, longstanding championship winning coach)
- Jon Wyse (former BAFA and BAFCA Board member. Player and coach with GB in adult and university formats)
- Phoebe Schecter (GB international player in contact and flag. Global coaching experience including the NFL)
- Kevin Jefferson (well respected Britball historian and archivist)
- Simon Hatcher (long standing and championship winning university league coach)
- Pete Laird (former player and BAFCA Director. Involved across many formats)
- Ian Ellis (former player, long standing coach and administrator)
- Dave Tidswell (former player, Britball archivist and writer)