BAFA is pleased to confirm the appointment on Tara Bunker as its new Web and Social Media Manager. Tara has a background in digital communications and currently works in the communications department at Surrey Police.
In addition, Owen Widdowson has been appointed as Assistant Web and Social Media Manager. Owen has been co-running the social media accounts of the UK-based Kansas City Chiefs fan club 'Arrowheads Abroad' since 2017.
James Platt, BAFA Head of Communications, said:
“Tara and Owen are fantastic additions to the team, and both
have a range of hugely valuable experience working in digital communications.
“It’s an important time for communications at BAFA, with a
number of exciting opportunities to take forward our brand. I’m really looking
forward to working with Tara and Owen to deliver great content to our
Tara Bunker said:
“I come from a digital background, and I’m delighted to
bring my skills in photography, videography and design to BAFA.
“One of my favourite feelings is standing on the sideline
watching and capturing the game, being so involved with the highs and the lows.
The passion for the sport is infectious and I’m looking forward to continuing
my journey with this incredible game.”
Owen Widdowson said:
"I'm really excited to be a part of the BAFA web and social
media team. Creating American football content and engaging with audiences are
two things I thoroughly enjoy, so I can't wait to get started."
BAFA has mutually agreed that Stevie Benton will leave his
role as BAFA External Affairs Manager due to a number of other commitments that
Stevie has. BAFA would like to thank Stevie for his support to the
John Kohl will continue in his role as Assistant Design and
Communications Manager. This means the revised BAFA communications team
- James Platt, Head of Communications
- John Kohl, Assistant Design and Communications Manager
- Tara Bunker, Web and Social Media Manager
- Owen Widdowson, Assistant Web and Social Media Manager
Coming from a digital background, Tara got a start in social
media and communications working in a digital marketing company based in
Shropshire. There, Tara combined her photography, videography and design skills
with the world of social media, creating engaging content and helping a number
of businesses manage their accounts, from car dealerships and restaurants to
property developers and gyms. Tara moved into the world of police
communications in November 2018, where she now supports campaigns with her
social media and digital production skills.
In her free time, Tara is a freelance photographer and
videographer, working closely with the Chichester Spitfires American Football
team for the past four years. Working with the team is where Tara fell in love
with the sport.
Owen has been co-running the social media accounts of the
UK-based Kansas City Chiefs fan club 'Arrowheads Abroad' since 2017 and has been
an avid fan of the Chiefs for five years. Owen’s first exposure to the sport
was when he watched the Chiefs play the Lions at Wembley Stadium in 2015.
Owen is currently finishing a degree in Journalism at the
University of Salford and alongside his studies, Owen has been playing for the university's
American football team at the free safety position.