It is with great pleasure that BAFA can announce that British American Football has been nominated for the ‘School Games NGB of the Year Award’. Only 4 out of the 43 NGBs in the School Games have been selected, with BAFA up-against NGBs that represent funded and professionalised sports. Furthermore, BAFA has been working with the Youth Sport Trust for less than two years and has only been in the School Games itself for just over 1 year.
Alister Kirkwood, managing director of NFLUK said; BAFA deserve to be congratulated for making such a big impression with this programme in such a short space of time. We wish them luck in the final voting. This is another example of the increasing footprint our sport is developing in the UK’.
Martin Cockerill, BAFA’s Chair says: ‘BAFA are extremely proud of the nomination which is a great honour and reflects the hard work and dedication to the development of BAFA’s schools’ programme, superbly led by Rob Rooksby and ably assisted by his Touchdown Team.’
Rob Rooksby, BAFA’s Manager for Schools and School Games lead says; ‘To be nominated so early in our involvement in the School Games is amazing as we are up against established NGBs like Football, Hockey, Rugby and the like and we certainly don’t have the resources available to us that many NGBs have. At the very least it shows that the work we are trying to do and the way we are trying to do it, is being recognised by experts in the field of school sport.’
The winner will be announced at the School Games Summit in Manchester on November 14th. Article on NFLUK.com: http://www.nfluk.com/news/specialfeatures/article-1/BAFA-in-line-for-schools-prize/00d3bf1f-e62a-49ca-bb1e-43a863f58df0