Issue 31/17                                                                                        25th August 2017

BAFRA Newsflash

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JOHN SLAVIN AWARD 2017

Congratulations to the Ipswich Cardinals who were the overall and Division 2 winners of the John Slavin Award for BAFANL 2017 and also to Premier Division winners, East Kilbride Pirates and Division 1 winners Yorkshire Rams.  East Kilbride Pirates also won the Junior award.

The scores of all of the leading teams in this year’s competition may be found on our website at:

http://www.bafra.info/info/jst/BAFANL2017.pdf

Paul Sutton

secretary@bafra.info 

DISCIPLINARY CASES

NAME

#

TEAM

CODE

Q

OFFENCE

SUSPENDED

New this week

David Kriehn

82

Cornish Sharks

TGT

4

Player hit a defenceless opponent in the head / neck area from the blind side.

Unknown

Rhys Parfitt

97

Staffordshire Surge

FPF

3

Player threw several punches to the midriff of an opponent.

Unknown

Mark Pyper

30

Highland Wildcats Youth

FUC

2

After what he believed to be a late hit the player removed his helmet and forcibly threw it to the floor to remonstrate with the officials.

Unknown

Previous weeks - none

GAME MANAGEMENT REPORTS

HOME TEAM

REPORT

NEXT HOME GAME

New this week

East Kilbride Pirates Youth

Team areas not marked out correctly.

Shawn Sombati #15

Unknown

Solent Seahawks Youth

Goals are English Football goals with extensions attached to the cross bar. Field is 90 yards although there is room for a 100 yard field. good game close at the end - good final.

David Knight #135

Unknown

Gateshead Senators

Well marked field, 3 yard line was marked at the 2, game management painted a second line in the correct place. Chains broke several times during the game, down box doesn't show 1&2 correctly, chain crew were slow, one member had to be changed in the second quarter after an altercation with the away sideline.

Liam Wooton #478

Unknown

Leeds Bobcats

80yd field football lines in blue are a bit wonky. No 9 yard marks.

Chris Jarvis #10

27/08/17 v Glasgow Tigers

Berkshire Renegades

Changing rooms not locked during the game.

Peter Parsons #321

Unknown

Manchester Titans Youth

80 yard 4G pitch marked for multi sport use, of all the sports markings the American Football lines are the faintest and often intersected by soccer air rugby lines. Both NFL and NCAA hash marks were evident on the pitch although these did not cause any distraction.

Lee Taylor #183

Unknown

Outstanding items from previous weeks - none

END ZONE

PLAY OF THE WEEK:

New this week

Play: A's ball on B's 3, try. The score is A20-B21. Time expired in the 4th quarter during A39's touchdown run. QB A17 completes a forward pass to A88 in B's end zone. The pass was thrown from B's 2.

Ruling? 

Last week

Play:  4th and 10 from the Team A 40 yard line.  Team A are lining up to punt the ball.  After A6 punts the ball B77 runs into him.  B20 catches the ball on the Team B 8 yard line where his is downed.  The Team A coach says he will take the penalty at the end of the kick.

 
Ruling: There is no option for Team A to have the penalty assessed at the end of the kick.  Though B77’s action meets all the conditions required for a Post Scrimmage Kick enforcement (10-2-3-b), the statement of the foul for Running into the Kicker states that the penalty is 5 yards from the previous spot (9-1-16-a-2).  Team A only have the option of either replaying 4th down at the Team A 45 yard line, or declining the penalty and taking the result of the play (AR 9-1-16-II).

MECHANICS:

New this week

Game Situation: 3rd and 5 on the team A 35.  With the ball ready for play and time running out on the 25 second clock, Team A break from the huddle and rush to make a quick substitution while simultaneously lining up for the play.  How should the umpire react in this situation?

Answer next issue...

Last week

Play: Player A34 is in position to catch a forward pass near the sideline.  He jumps to catch the ball and comes down with it either in or out of bounds.  How should a covering wing official watch the play in order to ensure the best possible coverage of the action?  (4 man crew).

Answer:  M-11-4-c-1.  A wing official should watch a player's feet first when a an airborne player attempts to catch a ball close to the sideline.  If the player lands in bounds, the official should then look to the player's hands to see if he had control.  If the official looks at his hands first he may miss the instant when his feet first touch the ground.  The same mechanics are true of 6 and 7 man crews, but when working larger crews officials should attempt to establish eye-contact with their sideline colleague before ruling on the pass.

CALENDAR

Date

Event

Contact for details

2017

August 26th (Sat)

Britbowl

August 27th (Sun)

Div 1 Final

September 10 th (Sun)

Div 2 Final

September 24th (Sun)

Ravens v Jaguars (Wembley)

October 1st (Sun)

Saints v Dolphins (Wembley)

October 22nd (Sun)

Cardinals v Rams (Twickenham)

October 29th (Sun)

Vikings v Browns (Twickenham)

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

Roger Brown

finance@bafra.info

Operations

Richard Vernon

operations@bafra.info

Recruitment

Lee Taylor

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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