Issue 14/20                                                                                22nd April 2020

BAFRA Newsflash

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Due to issues surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak, it has not yet been possible to deliver the Rulebooks and Mechanics Manuals in paper format.

While the board recognises that this is not ideal, it remains essential that all qualified members sit the exam this year and work through the challenges this poses. As a result of this, the following has been agreed:

As related to the exam itself, I would like to outline some ways that we can mitigate this issue as it remains uncertain when these can be posted to all members:

These are unprecedented times which require a certain amount of understanding and forbearance. The predominant sentiment to date from members has been incredibly supportive and understanding, for that I would like to thank you all.

Stuart Young - Chair, Examination Committee


The minutes from the Virtual AGM are available in the members’ section of the website at:  These include the full details of all of the votes and a list of the questions submitted to the directors and a copy of their answers.

Paul Sutton – General Secretary


There are two new directors joining the Board of BAFRA Limited from 1st May 2020.  The new Director of Training will be James Ford-Bannister, who was elected at the virtual AGM, replacing Pete Thom who is standing down after having kindly stepped up to the role on a temporary basis when Tzvi Lindeman’s health deteriorated last autumn.  The new General Secretary will be Richard Moger, who was elected unopposed at the virtual AGM, replacing myself.  I am standing down after just over 12½ years in the role (all of which I thoroughly enjoyed) but  I will be staying on as Richard’s assistant for a while, as he eases into his new responsibilities.

I am sure the whole membership will wish James and Richard well and support them as they take up the reins.

Paul Sutton – General Secretary


You, the membership, voted for the Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation to be the BAFRA Charity for 2020.  Donations will be in memory of Tzvi Lindeman; it is the charity nominated by his family.  Details about the timing of the charity weekend will be announced once it is confirmed when football will be restarting.

Paul Sutton – General Secretary



Endzone will resume when the exam period has passed.




Contact for details


16th May (Sat)

BAFRA Board Meeting

18h July (Sat)

BAFRA Board Meeting

14th November (Sat)

BAFRA Board Meeting

BAFRA Directors


David Parsons

General Secretary

Paul Sutton


Roger Brown


Roger Goodgroves


Ollie Maskell


Pete Thom

Director without Portfolio #1

Peter Parsons

Director without Portfolio #2

Steve Tonkinson

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