The primary income stream of the British American Football Association is membership fees.

Outlined below are the fees which are due for individuals and teams for each of the respective competition streams for the 2022-2023 period.

All player fees are per competition and memberships and insurance coverage for National Leagues Football team and player types listed below are for an annual, rather than rolling,  membership year. Memberships currently expire annually on 31 October, and new ones for the playing season ahead are usually available to purchase from mid-September onwards for all formats except Women’s Flag Football which runs 1 July – 30 June. All coaching fees are also annual, expiring on 31 October, and new coaching memberships for the season ahead are also available to purchase from mid-September onwards. 

League fees

Player fees

  • Adult Contact – £50
  • Women’s Contact – £50
  • Women’s Flag £30
  • Adult Flag £30 
  • U19 Contact – £15
  • U16 Contact – £15
  • U17 Flag – now part of team fee
  • U14 Flag – now part of team fee

Team fees

  • Adult Contact – £125
  • Women’s Contact – £50
  • Adult Flag – £50
  • Women’s Flag – £180
  • U19 Contact – £75
  • U16 Contact – £50
  • U17 Flag – £150 – includes up to 15 players
  • U14 Flag – £150 – includes up to 15 players
  • U11 Flag – £150 – includes up to 15 players

Associate fees

Player fees

  • Associate Adult Contact / Women’s Contact – £40
  • Associate Adult Flag / Women’s Flag – £20
  • Associate U19 Contact – £5
  • Associate U16 Contact –  £5
  • Extended Adult Contact or NWFL practice only trial membership – £10

Team fees

  • Associate Adult Contact / Women’s Contact – £30
  • Associate Adult Flag / Women’s Flag – £15
  • Associate U19 Contact – £15
  • Associate U16 Contact – £15

Coaches
Coach Contact – £57.50
Player / Coach Contact –  £67.50
Coach Flag –£45.50
Player / Coach Flag – £50.50

Other fees and upgrades

Non-coaching staff (physio, gameday manager, committee member, stats, photographer, videographer etc) – £5
Upgrade fee – U19 Contact to Adult Contact or Women’s Contact – £35
Upgrade fee – U16 Contact to U19 Contact – Free
Upgrade fee – U11 or U14 Flag to U14 or U17 flag –  Free
Upgrade fee – Adult contact to women’s contact or vice versa – £5
Upgrade fee – Coach Contact to Player/Coach Contact – £10
Upgrade fee – Coach Flag to Player / Coach Flag – £5
Event fee – membership for one off BAFA sanctioned events, such as alumni or charity games – £10 for contact, £5 for flag
Admin fee – discretionary fee for bulk work requests, ie team mergers, A to B roster changes – £10

Please note – you can only upgrade within flag or contact formats, and only upgrade between memberships valid for the same playing periods.

Other fee upgrades between membership types within the same format can be requested directly on a case-by-case basis to registrations@britishamericanfootball.org

Student football 

BAFA and BUCS annually agree to a university player membership fee, designed to bring direct financial contribution to the development of the university game. This is set out in the BUCS Sport Specific Affiliations appendix.

Fees are subject to change.