Issue 03/21                                                                                3rd February 2021

BAFRA Newsflash

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The Annual General Meeting of BAFRA Limited will be held virtually at 10:30am on the Sunday 28th March 2021. It is open to all members. A full agenda will be circulated to members nearer the time.

A link to register to attend the AGM will be circulated to all members on 6th February, if this does not reach you by 10th February then please contact me.

Part of the AGM is the election of directors for the Company. Four posts are due for election this year:

In the case of two of the posts, Director of Operations and Director without Portfolio #2, the present incumbent has indicated that they will be seeking re-election.

These positions are open to all qualified members and nomination forms will be circulated electronically to qualified members on 6th February. They should be returned in accordance with the instructions on the form. If any qualified member has not received their forms by 10th February they should contact me.

The Directors encourage all qualified members to consider applying for one of the above four positions. If you are considering standing and would like more information about what is involved, please contact me or, if you prefer, another director for more details.

Richard Moger – General Secretary



New this week

Play: 2nd & 8 at the B-15 yard line. With under a minute remaining in the 2nd quarter the clock is running. A77 commits a False Start, charging into B61. B61 slugs A77 in response. The clock is stopped with 7 seconds left in the period and neither team has any timeouts remaining.


Last week

Play: 1st and 10 from Team B’s 15-yard line. There is less than 1 minute remaining in the fourth quarter and Team A are trailing by 4 points with no timeouts remaining. Quarterback A1 is in shotgun formation and the clock is running. A53 snaps the ball high. A1 leaps into the air, grasps the ball and, while still airborne, throws the ball forwards towards the ground to stop the clock. The ball hits A53 in the back, then bounces on the ground and into the hands of B56 who is kneeling on the ground at Team B’s 17-yard line.

Ruling: 1st and 10 for Team B at the B-17. A1 has never gained possession, so has batted a backwards pass forwards rather than throwing a forward pass. (2-19-2-d, 2-4-3-a, 2-11-3, 2-4-1-a).


New this week

Game Situation: Ball relay.  On a 4 man crew the wing official will almost always be covering a dead ball spot near the sidelines.  How should the Referee and Umpire work together to ensure that a ball is brought quickly into the new inbounds spot.

Answer next issue…

Last week

Game Situation: A34 is leaving the field as part of a substitution.  The player is 6 yards from his sideline when he removes his helmet, he then walks slowly into his team area.  Ruling?

Answer: M3.5.5.d  Players who unthinkingly remove their helmets on the field of play should not be penalised unless they are (i) directing anger or criticism at an opponent or an official; or (ii) celebrating. A player removing their helmet in the vicinity of the sideline just prior to entering the team area should be ignored.




Contact for details


20th February (Sat)

BAFRA Board Meeting

27th - 28th March (Sat-Sun)

BAFRA Convention

15th May (Sat)

BAFRA Board Meeting

17th July (Sat)

BAFRA Board Meeting

13th 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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