Issue 14/18                                                                                13th April 2018

BAFRA Newsflash

http://www.bafra.info

LEAGUE REGULATIONS

I am still awaiting final confirmation, but we don't believe that any of the league regulations have changed this year (i.e. those where the rules allow the league to specify how a game should proceed in certain circumstances). The list at http://rules.bafra.info/docs/leagueregs.htm is up-to-date.

A reminder however that additions to the roster are no longer allowed. The roster for a team is fixed by the BAFA Registration system at 5pm on the preceding Friday and that is the one the officials should work to. This is for identification and insurance purposes. Rule 13-8-1 sets out that no player who is not on his team's roster form may participate. The penalty for this is disqualification.

Jim Briggs

rules@britishamericanfootball.org 

PREPAID TEAMS

There is now a fully functioning list of Pre-Paid Teams in the Members area of the BAFRA Website. All White hats are requested to check this list EVERY WEEK as the contents will change as Game Day forms are submitted. This list will be finalised by 6pm every Friday for the Sunday fixtures.

Should a team claim to be pre-paid but not feature on this list White Hats are asked to remind teams that the £25 fee is due if officials are not paid on the day. If a team dispute their status they should be asked to contact the finance team directly at: finance@bafra.info.

The list can be found here: http://www.bafra.info/members/gameday/prepaidteams.php

Stuart Tabberer

finance@bafra.info 

BAFRA SELECTION COMMITTEE

I am pleased to announce that Liam Wooton and David Parsons have been chosen to join this important committee.  Can I thank all those who applied for these positions this year.

Richard Vernon

operations@bafra.info 

RULEBOOKS

The 2018 BAFA rulebook was distributed at the convention to those present. I have posted copies to all qualified and associate members who were unable to attend and they should have been delivered by the time you read this. If you have not received yours, please let me know.

Paul Sutton

secretary@bafra.info 

CHANGE OF DIRECTOR

As those present at the AGM will know, Tzvi Lindeman was elected to the post of Director of Training and takes over from Pete Thom who stood down after six years of service in the role.

Paul Sutton

secretary@bafra.info 

DATA PROTECTION AND COMPLIANCE OFFICER

The directors have discussed the applications for this role and wish to thank those who applied. After deliberation, Lee Wood has been appointed as the BAFRA Data Protection and Compliance Officer. Lee may be contacted on dcpo@bafra.info.

Paul Sutton

secretary@bafra.info 

BAFRA CHARITY 2018

The members have voted Cancer Research UK to be the BAFRA Charity for 2018. This is a charity BAFRA members have consistently chosen to support over the years. As in previous years we will designate a BAFRA Charity Weekend during the summer. More details will follow nearer the time.

Paul Sutton

secretary@bafra.info 

END ZONE

Play of the week will return after the BAFRA exam period.

CALENDAR

Date

Event

Contact for details

2018

May 12th (Sat)

BAFRA Board Meeting

secretary@bafra.info

July 21st (Sat)

BAFRA Board Meeting

secretary@bafra.info

November 17th (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

Tzvi Lindeman

training@bafra.info

Director without Portfolio #1

Peter Parsons

dwp1@bafra.info

Director without Portfolio #2

Steve Tonkinson

dwp2@bafra.info

The opinions expressed in this Newsflash are those of the contributors, and not necessarily of BAFRA or its Directors.

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Editor: Dean Wright - Email: newsflash@bafra.info

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