Issue 40/19                                                                                16th October 2019

BAFRA Newsflash

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MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS

We are now in the renewal period which runs to 31st October. Whilst it is possible to rejoin after that date, most of the fees are higher from 1st November.

As colleagues in Operations need to schedule members to the opening weeks of the BUCS season with confidence, it would be helpful if members renew sooner rather than later.

We are getting a small number of members who are sending payment without the form. This is causing delays in processing those memberships. There are also a small number of people who have returned the form saying they will pay electronically but have yet to do so. Please assist Finance colleagues by not leaving to big a gap between the two events.

If you anticipate having difficulty in paying, please contact the Director of Finance via finance@bafra.info to discuss a payment plan. This will only be seen by the Director of Finance and his deputy. When you complete the renewal form you only need to tick the box saying you have paid electronically or made an arrangement with the Director of Finance.

As always, there is an annual survey of membership that goes along with the renewal process which you are requested to complete. Information gathered from this exercise is used to inform BAFRA policy going forwards.

Thank you to those who have already renewed. As of 7:00pm on Tuesday 15th October, 94 members had renewed. This includes the automatic renewals. Following guidance from the Data Protection and Compliance Officer, I will not be publishing an ongoing list of renewals in Newsflash. Instead, I will be sending a weekly list to members only via email.

In the unlikely event that you are not renewing, please let me know (with your reasons if you wish to share them).

Paul Sutton – General Secretary

secretary@bafra.info

MIDLANDS AREA BADGE


Some years ago a number of us had a Midlands area badge. It was suggested to me last weekend reviving this might be a good idea. I've looked into the subject and the issue is that the minimum order is 100 badges. Cost being about the same as the normal BAFRA badge from Paul I'm not willing to spend this much unless I know I'm going to recoup a significant proportion of the cost quite quickly. If you think you would like some please let me know the quantity by email (address in the membership list) and I'll then do a count and let people know if I'm planning to go ahead.

Mark Wilson

DISCIPLINARY CASES

NAME

#

TEAM

CODE

Q

OFFENCE

SUSPENDED

New this week

Rob Rees

43

Northants Knights

FGT

4

Ran 15 yards to punch an opponent multiple times.

Unknown


*Mr. Rees 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 Northants Knights or the first regular season game of a University Team if he registers for a University Team.

Simon Edwards

56

Northants Knights

FGT

3

Threw a punch at an opponent on the ground.

Unknown


*Mr. Edwards 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 Northants Knights or the first regular season game of a University Team if he registers for a University Team.

Nicholas Tomaszewski

3

Scunthorpe Alphas

FGT

4

Retaliated to a punch from Northants #43

Unknown


*Mr. Tomaszewski 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 Scunthorpe Alphas or the first regular season game of a University Team if he registers for a University Team.

Previous weeks

GAME MANAGEMENT REPORTS

HOME TEAM

REPORT

NEXT HOME GAME

New this week

Outstanding items from previous weeks

END ZONE

PLAY OF THE WEEK:

New this week

Play: 2nd and goal at Team B’s 6-yard line. Team A trail 14-21. A34 receives a handoff from A10 and runs towards Team B’s Goal line. A88 holds B12 inside Team B's End zone during A34's run, with A34 subsequently crossing the goal line successfully. What is the next down and when will the clock be restarted?


Ruling?

Last week

Play: 3rd and 10 at Team B’s 40-yard line. Quarterback A1 takes the snap and drops back to pass. Eligible receiver A80 initiates contact with B34 at the line of scrimmage and maintains the contact for 2 yards downfield before releasing and running a route. A1 then throws a legal forward pass which crosses the neutral zone and is caught by A12 at the B 22-yard line where he is tackled.


Ruling: 3rd and 25 at the A-45 yard line. This is Offensive Pass Interference. Any contact by an eligible receiver beyond the neutral zone on a play where a legal forward pass crosses the neutral zone is offensive pass interference. (7-3-8-b).

MECHANICS:

New this week

Game Situation: How many signals should a covering official give when a player near the sideline either (a) catches a pass inbounds and goes out of bounds (b) catches a pass and is downed inbounds (c) drops a forward pass to the ground.  Which signals should be given in each case?


Answer next issue…

Last week

Game Situation: Team A 3rd & 5 at Midfield. Tight End A83 is lined up to the left of the formation. Defensive End B91 lines up immediately opposite A83

Team A attempt a sweep to the right hand side of the field. A83 charges takes one step forward and attempts to block B91. A83 is out of position and blocks B91 in the back.

Running back A25 gains 6 yards before he is pushed out of bounds at the B-44 yard line.


Answer: This foul should not be called as it does not affect the result of the play. Before calling a Block in the Back foul, you should apply the same conditions as you would apply for holding. This foul is not conspicuous and does not affect the play. (M3.3.5.a, M3.3.1.a.ii & M3.2.2.b).

CALENDAR

Date

Event

Contact for details

2019

16th November (Sat)

BAFRA Board Meeting

secretary@bafra.info 

2020

4th - 5th April (Sat-Sun)

BAFRA Convention

convention@bafra.info 

4th April (Sat)

BAFRA Ltd. AGM

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

Roger Goodgroves

operations@bafra.info

Recruitment

Ollie Maskell

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: Ben Griffiths - Email: newsflash@bafra.info