Issue 17/20                                                                                3rd June 2020

BAFRA Newsflash

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With the conclusion of the Annual Examination period, the process of selecting the members of the BEP can commence. Should you wish to be considered, then you must apply in writing to me at

The closing date for applications is 5pm Saturday 20th June 2020.

Applications will only be considered from Qualified BAFRA members who meet specific criteria. Full details of the criteria can be found in the Elite Programme Policy in Section 6 of the Members' Handbook.

Also, as part of the criteria includes your rating on the Selection Spreadsheet, which must be 80% or above, I would also recommend you read the Scheduling and Selection Policy which can be found in Section 5 of the Members Handbook. If you wish to know your current rating on the Selection Spreadsheet before making your decision on whether or not to apply, please send an email to as soon as possible to request your current score.  Before I can respond with your score the results of the exam need to be collated.

If it is your intention to apply then I would recommend that you read the documents in full. If you are considering applying and would like an informal discussion please contact me.

Roger Goodgroves - Director of Operations


Congratulations to the following officials for fulfilling the requirements for being upgraded.

Level 1: Lee Baker, Tom Blakeson, Anton Jarbol, Richard McEwen, Dave Moore

Level 2: Mark Burrows, Joseph Foxon, Ronald Gaffin, Steven Hall, Leanne Spencer, Henry Young

Level 3: Darren Carr, James Ford-Bannister, Daniel Johnson, Ollie Maskell, Ali May, Andrew Swift

Level 4: Ben Gadsby, Viktor Jánvári

James Ford-Bannister - Director of Training




New this week

Play: 4th & 3 at the B-43 yard line. There are 33 seconds remaining in the game, Team B have one timeout remaining. The game is being played with a Video Judge. Team A attempts a forward pass which is ruled complete at the B-39 yard line, with the ball carrier being tackled inbounds. The Team B Head Coach takes a timeout and requests that the play be reviewed as he believes the pass was incomplete.

After review the Video Judge determines that the pass was not caught and should have been ruled incomplete, however he observes that Team B had 12 players on the field during the down. Ruling?


Last week

Play: n/a

Ruling:  n/a


New this week

Game Situation: If there is no visible game clock, when is it mandatory for the on-field timekeeper to relay the game clock via the crew radios?

Answer next issue…

Last week

Game Situation: n/a

Answer: n/a




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

Richard Moger


Roger Brown


Roger Goodgroves


Ollie Maskell


James Ford-Bannister

Director without Portfolio #1

Peter Parsons

Director without Portfolio #2

Steve Tonkinson

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