BAFRA Newsflash

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Issue: 34/16

26th August 2016


JOHN SLAVIN AWARD


The results of the John Slavin Award for the BAFANL 2016 season have been announced. The winner of the John Slavin Trophy for overall best and best in BAFA National Leagues Division 2 are the Berkshire Renegades.



BAFRA congratulates all of the winners. More details of the best performing teams may be found on our website at: http://www.bafra.org/info/press/2016/BAFANL2016.pdf


Paul Sutton

secretary@bafra.info


WORKING PARTY FOR U18 MEMBERSHIP


At this year's AGM the subject of U18s becoming active members of BAFRA was raised. This has been discussed by the Board of Directors and we are looking at how to progress this. As such the board is looking for members willing to volunteer their time for a working party to put together a framework for trialling U18 membership initially in selected parts of the country.


If any member is willing to volunteer their time to participate in this, please can they e-mail me to let me know of their interest.


Pete Parsons

dwp1@bafra.info


DISCIPLINARY CASES


NAME

#

TEAM

CODE

Q

OFFENCE

SUSPENDED

New this week

David Ralphs

37

Shropshire Revolution

FUC

4

Player swore, shouted and verbally abused 2 officials after a deadball USC was called on a teammate near the Shropshire sideline. The referee had previously asked the Head Coach to stop #37 swearing during the 2nd half.

Unknown

Rob Rees

99

Bristol Apache

FPF

3

After the play was over #99 launched into the back of an opponent who was no longer participating in the play.

28/08/16 v Oxford Saints

Previous weeks

James Watson

57

Bury Saints

FPF

2

Two players were engaged at the line of scrimmage. An opposing player turned his back and the offending player was seen to repeatedly punch him in the back

28/08/16 v Edinburgh Wolves




GAME MANAGEMENT REPORTS


HOME TEAM

REPORT

NEXT HOME GAME

New this week

Leeds Bobcats

80 yard field marked in blue, not all sideline hash marks line up with the middle hash marks.

Chris Jarvis #10

Unknown

East Kent Mavericks

90-yard field marked in blue with other sport markings in white & yellow. No limit lines, numbers or 9-yard marks. 8-yard end zones and coaching line at incorrect depth. One ball person changed at half time, the other during the second half.

Tim Ockendon #481

Unknown

London Hornets

No coaching box line. No limit lines. Changing rooms not lockable.

Pete Parsons #321

28/08/16 v Cambridgeshire Cats

Berkshire Renegades

Field was marked outstandingly well - scored 6 on the field audit because the limit lines were at 12 feet and the yardage markers weren't positioned correctly. Best marked field I've seen in Britain since the Fylde Falcons in the 1980s. Even had chain clip reference points (though to be picky they were the wrong shape). While the changing facilities were clean and modern, they were poor for our purposes. We were given 2 small (3 person) changing rooms, but had to share with cricket umpires. Changing rooms not lockable, nor did they have coat hooks. One of the ball boys was quite poor. Excellent game that was close for most of its duration.

Jim Briggs #31

Unknown

Outstanding items from previous weeks – none





END ZONE


PLAY OF THE WEEK:


New this week

Play: Third and 18 on Team A's 2 yard line. The game clock shows 0:30 in the fourth quarter and the score is A28-B23. QB A18 throws a forward pass that is deflected back to him while in A's end zone. He then throws a pass from A's end zone to A82 at Team A's 12 yard line that falls incomplete. Ruling?
Ruling?

Last week

Play: A's ball, 3rd and 8, on B's 32. QB A18 is looking to pass when B44 holds A88 on B's 27. A18 is forced to run and fumbles on B's 10. B58 recovers while grounded on B's 8. B92 was offside at the snap.


Ruling: A's ball, 1st and goal, on B's 5. B44 commits a holding foul during a running play. There was no legal forward pass. The end of the related run is B's 10. The 10-yard penalty is enforced from the end of the run half the distance to the goal.


MECHANICS:


New this week

Game Situation: How should the officials efficiently change ends at the end of the first and third periods after the Referee has signaled the end of the period?
Answer next issue...

Last week

Play: On a 6 or 7 man crew, which officials should escort the team captains into the centre of the field for the coin toss?
Answer: M-8-4-3-b. The Referee and Umpire shall take up position in the centre of the field. The Field Judge and Side Judge shall escort their respective captains on to the field and introduce them to the Referee. Once they have done this they should retreat to join the remaining officials. It is a good idea for the Side and Field Judge to agree how they will retreat from the field, so that one does not jog backwards while the other turns around and walks off.


CALENDAR

Date

Event

Contact for details

2016

August 27th (Sat)

Britbowl


19th November (Sat)

BAFRA Board Meeting

secretary@bafra.info

2017



February 18th (Sat)

BAFRA Board Meeting

secretary@bafra.info

April 1st & 2nd (Sat / Sun)

BAFRA Convention Weekend


April 1st (Sat)

BAFRA Limited AGM


May 6th (Sat)

BAFRA Board Meeting

secretary@bafra.info

July 22nd (Sat)

BAFRA Board Meeting

secretary@bafra.info

November 18th (Sat)

BAFRA Board Meeting

secretary@bafra.info


BAFRA Directors

President

David Parsons

president@bafra.info

General Secretary

Paul Sutton

secretary@bafra.info

Finance

Charlie Dean Young

finance@bafra.info

Operations

Richard Vernon

operations@bafra.info

Recruitment

James Meredith

recruitment@bafra.info

Training

Pete Thom

training@bafra.info

Director without Portfolio #1

Peter Parsons

dwp1@bafra.info

Director without Portfolio #2

Steve Tonkinson

dwp2@bafra.info


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