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 https://www.britishamericanfootball.org/ and/or https://www.facebook.com/BritishAmericanFootballAssociation/ During his four years of total commitment to introducing American Football to schools, Rob has recorded many achievements. Most notable, these include getting […]

South Somerset Super Bowl!

On Wednesday 22nd May, Yeovil College played host to the School Games South Somerset Super Bowl! This was created through a partnership between PE staff at Yeovil College, the local School Games Organiser and BAFA. Manager for Schools, Rob Rooksby, upskilled 20 young coaches to enable them to deliver the 3v3 format to local primary […]

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 […]

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