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British American Football Association
Formation1985
HeadquartersKidderminster, Worcestershire, England
Chairman
Nichole McCulloch
Key people
Ian Deakin, Bruce Leatherman, Pete Ackerley, Richard Watson, Kenny Bello, Ian Deakin, Heather Smith.
Websitehttp://www.britishamericanfootball.org/

The British American Football Association (BAFA) is the national governing body for the sport of American football and non-contact Flag Football in the United Kingdom. It is affiliated to the International Federation of American Football (IFAF). In 2010, they formed the BAFA National Leagues as the country's primary competition for contact football. Their flagship event is the annual Britbowl which is competed by the top two sides of the BAFANL Premier Division's.

Competitions

Adult

League Code Teams Participants Notes
BAFA National Leagues (BAFANL) Adult Contact Football 70 Men/Women 18+ Winning teams play in the Britbowl[1]
National Women's Football League (NWFL) Women's Contact Football 17 Women 18+ [2]
British Universities American Football League (BUAFL) Adult Contact Football 81 University Students 18+ [3]
National Flag Football League Adult Flag Football 60 Men/Women 18+ [4]
Women's National Flag Football League Women's Flag Football 15 Women/Female University Students 18+ League features both Club and University sides [5]

Youth

League Code Teams Participants Notes
U19's League Youth Contact Football 38 Youths 16–19 Winning teams play in the Junior Britbowl[6]
U16's League Youth Contact Football 41 Youths 13–16 Winning teams play in the Junior Britbowl[7]
U17's Flag League Youth Flag Football 14 Youths 14–17 [8]
U14's Flag League Youth Flag Football 20 Youths 11–14 [9]

2021 BAFA National Youth Flag finals[10]

Under 14s
South Coast Spitfires 44 20 Leicester Huntsmen
Under 17s
South Coast Spitfires 20 18 Coventry Cougars

Final standings

2021 Standings
U14s U17s
1. South Coast Spitfires 1. South Coast Spitfires
2. Leicester Huntsmen 2. Coventry Cougars
3. Chorley Buccanneers Cutlasses 3. Waveney Wolves
4. London Blitz 4. South London Renegades
5. Nuneaton Jaguars 5. Nuneaton Jaguars
6. Solent Red Storm 6. Brighton & Hove Scorpions
7. Houghton Bears
8. Chorley Buccaneers Blades


Member bodies

Current

Defunct

Boards of directors

Role Name
Chairman Nichole McCulloch
Senior Non-Executive Director Ian Deakin
Chief Executive Officer Pete Ackerley
Director Bruce Leatherman
Director Richard Watson
Non-Executive Director Colin Allen
Non-Executive Director Kenny Bello
Non-Executive Director Heather Smith

[11]

References

  1. ^ "Adult Contact – British American Football".
  2. ^ "Women's Contact – British American Football".
  3. ^ "University Football (BUCS) – British American Football".
  4. ^ "Adult Flag – British American Football".
  5. ^ "Women's Flag – British American Football".
  6. ^ "Youth Contact – British American Football".
  7. ^ "Youth Contact – British American Football".
  8. ^ "Children's Flag – British American Football".
  9. ^ "Children's Flag – British American Football".
  10. ^ "South Coast Spitfires at the double at 2021 Youth Flag National Finals – British American Football".
  11. ^ "What is BAFA? – British American Football".