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Contact Football - Club Management Resources

Below are quick links to useful information and resources to help support you and your club. Please note, many of these resources are living documents and will be amended from time to time.

BAFA 2024 National Leagues Contact Competition Rules and Regulations

Including eligibility, registration, transfers, gameday management, fixture arrangements and more

BAFA  Regulations

BAFA’s expectations for the conduct of its members, including information on displinary, complaints and appeals processes

BAFA Playing Rules

The football rules and interpretations that govern the different formats of our game

Self-officiating guidelines

To help and support qualified and registered coaches to officiate contact football game

Field Markings

Everything you need to know about marking out a field for American football

Medical guidelines

Provision requirements for contact games and practices, plus frequently asked questions

International Player Transfer form

This should be completed and sent to if you’re returning from or going to another IFAF Federation team

JustGo user guides

Step-by-step user guides for the JustGo contact American football membership system

BAFA Insurance Information 

Including policy documentation and guidance on how to make a claim


Free learning and support resources to inspire and strengthen clubs and assist the workforce that support them.

Funding resources

Handy resources and links to help you find grant funding and make successful applications

Safeguarding resources

Including BAFA’s safeguarding policy and how to get support