Introducing the School Games

The School Games is managed by the Youth Sport Trust with a £280 million-pound budget from Sport England, the Lottery and Government. It employs over 450 School Games Organisers who coordinate the four levels of competition. Forty-three sports offer a variety of sport and exercise competitions and activities to 21,000 registered School Games Schools. The Youth Sport Trust makes sure that every NGB has an equivalent offer and that what NGBs offer, is carefully benched-marked against a range of sport, physical education and health criteria. Each NGB’s offer must also be fully inclusive for those with learning disabilities and limited mobility. That BAFA has met these criteria and the expectations of the Youth Sport Trust can be shown in the fact that BAFA won the 2017 School Games NGB of the Year Award.

British American Football offers some unique non-contact American Football competition formats in the School Games that have been developed with the help of the NFL. These are designed to give young people a broad range of American Football experience whilst being as safe as is possible playing a competitive team invasion game.

Through its commercial arm, Youth Sport Direct, British American Football will be marketing a new range of playing American Footballs made of foam and special kicking American Footballs, with an ultra-lightweight ball for primary schools. Visit the Youth Sport Direct website

For the School Games American Flag Football offer;

The School Games is also a recommended activity for gaining assessment evidence for the new AQA Level 1/2 Award in Sport! See the AQA Award Area for more details or email