Issue 12/19                                                                                3rd April 2019

BAFRA Newsflash

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BAFRA ANNUAL CONVENTION – SAT 6th and SUN 7th APRIL 2019

 

Week 8 Update

 

Final Preparation

So, only a few days to go until this year’s Convention. Hopefully everyone is prepared, and travel organized. Please see below as reminder of the location.

 

Location

The Convention will be held at Yarnfield Park Training & Conference Centre, Yarnfield Lane, Yarnfield, Staffordshire, ST15 0NL.  Yarnfield Park is a leading Training and Conference centre in the heart of the UK.  I would recommend that you look over the facility on their website where you can also find details of the location and directions: www.yarnfieldpark.com.

 

Welcome Desk

As usual we will be handing out Convention Packs on the Saturday morning, from 8.45am. Tea and coffee will also be available from then until the official start time – 09.30am. Best to get in early and get orientated. Please remember we are not the lead group in the Centre so the rooms we will be allocated will not necessarily be the ones we have used previously.

 

Break Out Rooms

We will be making an extra effort to ensure we can all get to the correct Break Out Sessions this year to keep the Convention running as smoothly as possible.

 

Prize Draw

As usual, we will be holding a Prize Draw. We will have ‘strips’ available for sale when you pick up your Convention Pack, so try to save some money from Friday night’s activities. The draw will take place on the Saturday night.

 

Hopefully we have covered everything, and look forward to another great weekend.

 

Ian Sneddon - Convention Delivery Team

convention@bafra.info

2019 RULE BOOKS

 

These will be available for collection at the Convention this weekend. For those unable to attend, they will be posted early next week. Please ensure that your home address is correct on the member’s list to avoid delay in receiving your book.

 

Paul Sutton – General Secretary

secretary@bafra.info

 

 

JOHN SLAVIN AWARD - 2018/19 BUCS SEASON

 

We have joint winners this year with both ARU Rhinos and Cambridge Pythons gaining perfect scores. Details of the best performing teams may be found here: http://www.bafra.info/info/jst/BUCS2019.pdf

 

Paul Sutton – General Secretary

secretary@bafra.info

 

 

2019 EXAM

 

The 2019 examination period for 2019 commences following the AGM this Saturday. From then, the questions and a blank answer sheet will be available to download from the member’s area of the website. Please note that the closing date for completed papers is 5:00pm on 11th May. All qualified officials must sit the exam or lose their qualified status. Other officials, especially those in training, are encouraged to sit the exam to help gauge their progress and to give pointers to work on with their mentor.

 

Dean Wright – Examination Committee Chair

exam2019@bafra.info


REVISED 5-ON-5 RULES

As well as the updated 2019 BAFA rulebook for 11-on-11 football, there have also been revisions to the 5-on-5 and 7-on-7 rules. There are only a few changes to each, but if you are covering one of the upcoming tournaments, it's essential that you brush up on them.

The 5-on-5 rules were finalised late last year, so they bear the date 2018, but they take effect this season.

You can find all the current rules for small-sided football at http://rules.bafra.info/smallsided/index.htm.

Other than these, the other sizes' rules haven't changed except that as they reflect changes to the 11-on-11 rules.

Jim Briggs

rules@britishamericanfootball.org

QUALIFIED

Congratulations to Lee Baker on becoming Qualified.

Thanks to Martin Cockerill and all those who are helping with Lee's training.


Tzvi Lindeman - Director of Training

training@bafra.info 

 

DISCIPLINARY CASES

NAME

#

TEAM

CODE

Q

OFFENCE

SUSPENDED

New this week

Ocean Tsui

41

Keele Crusaders

TUF

4

#41 received his 1st USC during 3rd Qtr, when two officials witnessed #41 aggressively pushing an opposing player with his feet during dead ball situation. During Q4 #41 received his 2nd USC when an official witnessed #41 aggressively pushing an opposing player to the ground during dead ball situation.

Unknown

*Mr Tsui is due to serve his suspension in the next game he is registered to play in. This is either the next regular season game for Keele Crusaders or the first regular season game of a Senior/Junior team if he registers for a Senior/Junior team.

Tyi Bullen Cole

36

Hertfordshire Hurricanes

FPF

4

At the 2 minute warning the player in question head butted an opponent

Unknown

*Mr Cole is due to serve his suspension in the next game he is registered to play in. This is either the next regular season game for Hertfordshire Hurricanes or the first regular season game of a Senior/Junior team if he registers for a Senior/Junior team.

Luis Rosado

48

Uppsala 86ers

TGT

3

With 8:22 remaining in the third quarter, #48 committed a targeting foul against the QB after he had thrown a pass, making forcible contact to the head off the passer.

Unknown

*This disqualification is included in Newsflash for reference only. Any disciplinary action arising from this incident will be taken by SAFF or IFAF.

Previous weeks

Chase Warren

44

Imperial Immortals

TGT

2

The player was the second to join in a tackle, but made forcible contact with the crown of his helmet.

Unknown

*Mr Warren is due to serve his suspension in the next game he is registered to play in. This is either the next regular season game for Imperial Immortals or the first regular season game of a Senior/Junior team if he registers for a Senior/Junior team.

Shimizu Genki

15

Sussex Saxons

TGT

4

With 11.37 remaining in the 4th quarter #15 initiated a blindside block which involved forcible contact to the head/neck area of an opponent.

Unknown

*Mr Genki is due to serve his suspension in the next game he is registered to play in. This is either the next regular season game for Sheffield Sabres or the first regular season game of a Senior/Junior team if he registers for a Senior/Junior team.

Unknown

31

Sheffield Sabres

TGT

1

With exactly 2 minutes of Q1 remaining #31 was seen to deliver a blow to the head of a defenceless receiver with the shoulder. Although Sheffield have submitted a roster it wasn't noticed that it was listed in alphabetical order 1-44 rather than with jersey numbers until after the game.

Unknown

*This player is due to serve his suspension in the next game he is registered to play in. This is either the next regular season game for Sheffield Sabres or the first regular season game of a Senior/Junior team if he registers for a Senior/Junior team.

GAME MANAGEMENT REPORTS

HOME TEAM

REPORT

NEXT HOME GAME

New this week

Gateshead Senators

No sideline hash marks, although gameday management has confirmed this will be sorted for regular season.

Daniel Johnston #347

14th April 2019 vs Northumberland Vikings

Leicester Falcons

Field markings are in blue on a 90 yard field. Well marked but difficult to see when floodlights are on. The floodlights are low height so the ball disappears into the gloom on kicks this added some excitement for the BJ to find it on re-entry. But a good set up overall.

Ian Wainwright #567

14th April 2019 vs Sheffield Giants

London Warriors

A very well marked field, except the team areas run to the 20's. Officials assistants were very good.

Steven Leonard #370

21st April 2019 vs Farnham Knights

Leeds Gryphons

80 yard field. No limit lines. No coaching box or team areas marked, the teams used cones.

Daniel Holt #371

Unknown

OBU Panthers

Excellent 90 yard field, complete with team logos at halfway and in each end zone. Down box was left at the team's other venue so a medical crutch was used with an orange cone taped to the top. Facility was overwhelmed with the Varsity events so changing rooms were hard to come by and crew was given a small disabled toilet to get changed in. Game was stopped on several occasions as balls and frisbees from other events encroached the playing enclosure.

Oliver Maskell #221

Unknown

Staffordshire Stallions

Kick Off delayed by 20 mins as Keele Athletic Union booked transport for the wrong day.

Andrew Lovell #559

Unknown

Outstanding items from previous weeks


END ZONE

PLAY OF THE WEEK:

New this week

Play: A - 1st & 10 at the A-30.  Prior to the snap, B75 jumps into the neutral zone, no Team A players react and B75 remains in the neutral zone at the snap.  A10 steps back into the pocket and throws a pass to A88 who is at the A-34, where B24 has his right arm wrapped around the hip of A88 and twists him well before the pass arrives.  The pass is muffed by A88 and falls incomplete.


Ruling?

Last week

Play: 3rd & 5 at the B-20. Defensive back B44 intercepts a forward pass at the B-3 and his momentum carries him into his end zone. While still in the end zone he fumbles the ball. It rolls forward, goes into the field of play, and in the scramble A33 kicks the ball into the end zone and over the end line.


Ruling: B’s ball, 1st & 10 at the B-30. The result of the play is a touchback, and therefore the basic spot for enforcement of the 10-yard penalty for illegally kicking the ball is the B-20. The touchback results because of the new impetus given by A33 kicking the ball. (2-16-1-a, 8-5-1, 8-6-1, 8-7, 10-2-2-d-2(a))

MECHANICS:

New this week

Game Situation: On which side of the field should a referee on a 4 man crew position himself before a scrimmage kick play?  How does his position need to varied between a 4 and a 5 man crew?


Answer next issue…

Last week

Game Situation: 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: M11.4.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 large 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

2019

April 6th - 7th (Sat-Sun)

BAFRA Convention

convention@bafra.info 

April 6th (Sat)

BAFRA Ltd. AGM

secretary@bafra.info 

May 11th (Sat)

BAFRA Board Meeting

secretary@bafra.info 

July 20th (Sat)

BAFRA Board Meeting

secretary@bafra.info 

November 16th (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.

All Incident Reports to be submitted via www.bafra.info.

Deadline for articles submitted by email (newsflash@bafra.info) is midnight Tuesday.

Editor: Ben Griffiths - Email: newsflash@bafra.info

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