BAFA's 10-year vision

BAFA has a 10-year vision to professionalise British American football and inspire people to play the game. 

We want to develop a dynamic sport and high-performing National Governing Body where everyone can participate in an accessible, inclusive, safe and enjoyable player-focussed environment.

American football is a sport that you should feel proud to play, coach, officiate, and enjoy.

The Four Key Objectives

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Play & Participate

  • Flag football development strategy
  • Women’s football – playing and growth strategy
  • GB National Football League strategy
  • Schools, colleges and youth strategy
  • University participation and play strategy

People Strategy

  • Volunteer strategy
  • Coaching strategy – quality and quantity
  • Referee strategy – quality and quantity
  • Science and medicine staff support strategy
  • Apprenticeships engagement plan

Place to Play

  • Club development strategy
  • Club accreditation process
  • Facilities development and access strategy
  • National Centre for British American football
  • Inclusive game for all

Playing Pathway to Performance

  • Long term athlete development plan
  • GB teams strategy
  • CFL and NFL partnerships – player pathways
  • Talent development support plans
  • Academies development plan