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The British American Football Association (BAFA) is the National Governing Body for the sport of American football in Great Britain and is responsible for all regulatory, competition, performance and development aspects of the game.

Its activities are many and varied and include the following:

  • The organisation and promotion of all amateur domestic national competitions across both contact and non contact versions of the game.
  • The organisation and promotion of the national teams in international competition.
  • The promotion of the game to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities and the provision of opportunities for their engagement and development.
  • The regulation of the game on and off the field of play through oversight of its rules.
  • The representation of the British game to national and international partners, be they sporting organisations, federations or commercial interests.

The British American Football Association is a member of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF).

The British American Football Association is a company limited by guarantee.

Management and Operations

The British American Football Association has a Board of Directors and a staffing structure comprised of Managers and Officers who support the delivery of the sport across a series of directorates.

The current BAFA Directors are:

Martin Cockerill

Jon Wyse

David Parsons

Russ Hewitt

Paul Sherratt

Jade Archibald

Marlene Price

Current representatives on International Boards are:

Gary Marshall. IFAF Europe Board.

Details on the our Managers and Officers can be found on the 'Contacts' section of the website

New Board Structure:

A new board structure will be in place by the end of 2016. These will consist of the following directorial roles -

(Roles marked with * are elected positions)

Positions Vacant:

GB U19 General Manager

Newly appointed Head Coach Jason Henry is looking to build his team to re-energise the U19 Lions programme. BAFA is now looking for a dedicated General Manager for the team to help create and deliver a programme that British American football can be proud of.

All details found in the document below. Deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 30th April 2017.

U19 GM Application pack V1.docx

GB U19 position coaches

Newly appointed Head Coach Jason Henry is looking to build his team to re-energise the U19 Lions programme. BAFA is looking to build a top quality coaching staff and as such is looking for coordinators as well as positional coaches to develop GB athletes.

Full details can be found in the application document below, the deadline for applications is midnight on Friday 5th May 2017.

U19 Positional Coaches Pack V1.docx

GB U19 Video Performance Analysts

Newly appointed Head Coach Jason Henry is looking to build his team to re-energise the U19 Lions programme. To this end, he requires coaches to act as video and performance analysts.

The candidates will assist in providing high quality analysis to the U19 team and must be able to a commitment and passion to the development of players. The chosen applicants will gain valuable experience in a national elite performance environment and will have the opportunity to apply their current knowledge within an applied setting.

The role is ideal for coaches who wish to have an important role and impact with the national programme, but are unable to commit to attending training sessions or games.

More information can be found in the application pack. Please send CVs and cover letters to human.resources@britishamericanfootball.org by midnight on Friday 1st June.

Touchdown Competition Coordinator

As the Touchdown Team continues to expand, BAFA is looking for a Touchdown Competition Coordinator to work alongside BAFA’s Director of Competitions to provide organisational oversight of the School Games and Touchdown Competitions. Experience in event / competition organisation preferred but not essential. Enthusiasm, flexibility and a desire to be part of an exciting and challenging sport landscape, is. The role will require someone willing to focus time and energy into making it a success. Expressions of interest should be sent to schools@britishamericanfootball.org marked ‘Competition Coordinator’.

All positions are voluntary (with reasonable expenses covered).

All positions covering youth football (i.e. those u18) will require successful applicants to undertake a DBS / PVG check.

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