Category: News

Time to step away

After four very hard years of work, BAFA’s Manager for schools, has decided to retire from his role as Manager for Schools. The full story can be found at and/or During his four years of total commitment to introducing American Football to schools, Rob has recorded many achievements. Most notable, these include getting […]

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 […]

BAFA launches new Wheelchair American Flag Football format!

BAFA Schools is proud to announce in association with Gravesend Dynamite Wheelchair Sports Club, that it is launching a new, inclusive, non-contact Wheelchair American Flag Football format for schools and community clubs! Designed to support BAFA’s award-winning offer in the School Games, this exciting format is suitable for any wheelchair sports club to play. It […]

Gateshead Senators Achieve School Games Success!

Fantastic news from the ‘School Games Friendly’ Gateshead Senators at Prudhoe Community High School in successfully delivering their School Games related Tynedale American Football Skills Festival! Excellent work by a committed community club that has worked enthusiastically with the NGB to make sure there is sustainable American Football activity in their local schools for future […]

One step closer!

Exciting times as BAFA moves one step closer to launching its new school-focussed Wheelchair American Flag Football format! After a second development session with the Gravesend Dynamite Wheelchair Sports club and having filmed some of the session for a promotional video, we are just a couple of weeks away from launching this new official initiative. […]

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