Issue 04/21                                                                                11th 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 was circulated to all members over the weekend if this has not reached you then please contact me. A useful how-to guide for the software platform being used to hold the AGM is available on the home page of the members area of the website.

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 have been circulated electronically to qualified members over the weekend. They should be returned in accordance with the instructions on the form. If any qualified member has not received their forms they should contact me.

As of 9pm on Tuesday 9th February there have been no nominations for any of the director posts.

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: Team A’s ball, 3rd and goal from Team B’s 12-yard line. Team A attempt a field goal with a holder and kicker in position to kick the ball. The ball is partially blocked by B74 behind the neutral zone and loops high into the air. It is then caught by A25 in the end zone.


Last 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.

Ruling: The half is over, the 15 yard penalty will be enforced on the opening kick-off of the 2nd half, B61 is disqualified. A77’s foul incours a 10 second runoff which Team B will accept, as Team has no timeouts, the half is over. By interpretation, B61’s personal foul occurred after the half has ended (AR3-4-4:V)


New this week

Game Situation: How many times should the umpire allow the ball to fall off the tee at a kick off before insisting that the kicking team get a player to hold the ball in place?

Answer next issue…

Last 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: M5.8.7.a  The Referee and Umpire share the roles of retriever and spotter, with whomever is nearer the ball being the retriever (obtaining a ball from a ball boy or player) and the other being the spotter (placing the ball at the inbounds spot).




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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