Author: Rob Rooksby

Building a sport in schools

BAFA’s School Games strategy continues to show its potential! On Friday 1st March at Yeovil College, 20 very enthusiastic Post-16ers studying for their Level 3 Sport Coach qualification were upskilled by BAFA’s Manager for Schools, to deliver the award-winning School Games Challenge Card Activities and the Primary Competition format. Scott Brooks School Games Organiser (SGO) […]

Ready to represent England!

Excellent afternoon on Wednesday 27th February at Hertfordshire University Sport Village where the National Council for School Sport’s (NCSS) held its International Preparation day for 38 young athletes and their teachers, who will be going to Greece in the summer to take part in their first International School Sport Federation (the ISF has over 100-member […]

Supporting Ifield School

BAFA is proud to have supported a fund-raising event by Ifield School at Maidstone Leisure Centre on Saturday 17th November. Many congratulations to Jason Owen (Gravesend Dynamite) and Maddy Jones (Ifield School) for organising a superb day of wheelchair sport including the first competitive game of BAFA’s new Wheelchair American Flag Football format. In front […]

England Education Games – we are in!

BAFA is pleased to announce association with the National Council for School Sport that wheelchair American Flag Football will be part of the 2019 ISF England Education Games at Stoke Mandeville (June 26th and 27th), supported by Wheelpower and the Youth Sport Trust. This event supports the ‘Play Unified’ initiative with mixed-gender teams of those […]

Super BBC TV and Radio coverage!

As BAFA’s new and inclusive Wheelchair American Flag Football format continues to evolve, it was with great pleasure that BBC South East came and filmed another session at Gravesend Dynamite’s club. BBC reporter, Juliette Parkin (fresh back from a trip to Africa to film Dame Kelly Holmes) came and filmed the session and interviewed a […]

Sky Sport visit Gravesend Dynamite!

On Saturday October 6th and with huge thanks to the London office of the NFL, a Sky Sports film-crew visited a wheelchair sport event hosted by Gravesend Dynamite Club at Northfleet Youth Centre. The piece was to showcase the new, inclusive wheelchair American Flag Football format, being developed by BAFA and Gravesend Dynamite. In attendance […]

New dawn after successful summer!

At BAFA’s AGM held at Allianz Park in London, on September 22nd 2018, the new Board of Directors was elected to lead BAFA into a new dawn for British American Football! Rob Rooksby (BAFA’s Manager for Schools) said; ‘I was really impressed by the members of the new Board in their professionalism, attitude, understanding and […]

BAFA showcases inclusive wheelchair format on KMTV

BAFA starts the new academic year showcasing its new and inclusive Wheelchair American Flag Football format on KMTV’s ‘Team Talk’ show. Designed for the School Games, with schools in mind and, inclusive as the rules allow for non-wheelchair users to play in wheelchairs alongside wheelchair-users. For youngsters, this will allow more opportunities for participation in […]

Ending on a high!

To end this successful 2017-2018 academic year for BAFA Schools, Assistant Manager for Schools, Roger Smithies, delivered School Games activities to 78 youngsters at Alcester Grammar School. Helped by some of his own youth team, the students were put through an engaging session of drills and games. Key to this day was the help provided […]

Raptors’ Dorset success continues!

16/7/2018 and the Jurassic Coast Raptors continue their sustained and motivated efforts to make American Flag Football part of the school sport landscape in Dorset. At Sturminster Park High School, during their Activities Week, a group of 29 mixed-ability a youngsters (15 boys and 14 girls) experienced an American Football ‘mini-camp’. Starting the day with […]

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