Issue 06/21                                                                                25th February 2021

BAFRA Newsflash

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The Annual General Meeting of BAFRA Limited will be held virtually at 10:30am on Sunday 28th March 202. 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, 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. 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 a matter of urgency.

As of 9pm on Tuesday 23rd February the following nominations for these posts has been received:

Director of Operations

Roger Goodgroves #602 – Proposed by Henry Richardson #25 Seconded by Richard Vernon #103

Director of Recruitment

Graham Smith #149 – Proposed by James Ford-Bannister #479 Seconded by Keith Wickham #423

Director without Portfolio #2

Steve Tonkinson #99 – Proposed by Davie Parsons #425 Seconded by Roger Goodgroves #602

I will provide a finalised candidate list next week after the closing date for nominations, Saturday 27th February at 5pm, has passed.

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


The Board Minutes from the latest Board Meeting can be found in the Members’ Area of the website here:

Richard Moger – General Secretary


I have received correspondence from an ex-member who has kit available for sale. If you would like more information please contact me directly.

Richard Moger – General Secretary




New this week

Play: The score is A17-B20. Neither team has any timeouts. During the previous play, A22 wss tackled inbounds at the B-4 making it A 4th and Goal at the B-4. 0:13 remain in the 4th quarter when A22 is tackled. Team A rushes the field goal team onto the field. Team B attempts to match the substitution, but B76, the 12th player, is two steps from the sideline in an attempt to get off the field. Team A’s field goal is good as time expires. Team B’s head coach is upset that he was not given an opportunity to substitute and throws his headset onto the field.


Last week

Play: 2nd and 10 at Team A’s 30-yard line. A1 receives the snap and throws a backwards pass towards A34. A34 catches the ball behind the line of scrimmage and runs towards the sideline. As he approaches the sideline, he throws a forward pass which is touched by B56 behind the neutral zone before being caught by A80 8 yards beyond the line of scrimmage. A80 advances to midfield where he is tackled. Prior to A34 throwing the forward pass, A78 was 5 yards downfield at Team A’s 35-yard line.

Ruling: Team A’s ball, 1st and 10 at midfield. The pass did not cross the neutral zone, since it was first touched by a player behind the neutral zone. (7-3-10 & 2-19-3-a).


New this week

Game Situation: On a normal scrimmage down team A line up in an I-formation with 5 linemen numbered 50 through 79, and 3 receivers.  A wide and a slot receiver line up on the Line Judge's side of the field.  The wide receiver indicates to the Line Judge that he is on the line, the slot receiver makes no signal to the official and it is not clear if he is lined up on or off the line of scrimmage.  Team A run a pass play, all receivers run patterns more than 3 yards down field and the QB throws a legal forward pass beyond the line of scrimmage.  Ruling?

Answer next issue…

Last week

Game Situation: Name the 6 categories of Defensive Pass Interference.

Answer: M3.3.8.a

  • Not Playing the Ball
  • Playing Through an opponent
  • Grabbing an arm
  • Arm bar
  • Cut Off
  • Hook and turn




Contact for details


27th - 28th March (Sat-Sun)

BAFRA Convention

28th March (Sun)


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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