Issue 08/21                                                                                10th March 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 2021. Please note that the clocks are due to go forward an hour over the AGM weekend.

The AGM is open to all members. A full agenda and a link to register has been 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.

If you wish to submit a question to the Board prior to the AGM, this needs to be sent to me by 21st March.

All Qualified Members should have received their ballot papers for this at the weekend, if you have not please contact me. The closing date for ballot papers to be submitted is 21st March at 5pm.

Richard Moger – General Secretary



New this week

Play: 4th & 20 at Midfield. Team A punt the ball. The ball bounces at the B-1 and then crosses the goal line; before the ball touches the ground in the end zone, gunner A34 stands with his feet in the field of play, reaches across the goal line and bats the ball backwards the ball bounces at the B-2 where it is recovered and downed by A44.


Last week

Play: On a correctly marked 100 yard field, how many hash marks are there?

Ruling: On a correctly marked 100 yard field, there are 38 hash marks. There are two hash marks on each solid 5 yard line, they are located 60 feet from each side line (1-2-1-l & 2-12-7). The markings colloquially referred to as hash marks are actually short yard-line extensions (1-2-1-c). On a correctly marked 100 yard field, there are 320 short yard-line extensions.


New this week

Game Situation: On a 5 man crew, what fouls should be recorded (in writing) by which officials?

What details of the fouls should be recorded?

Answer next issue…

Last week

Game Situation: On a 5 man crew, Team A take a timeout. Both teams huddle near their respective sidelines. Team B is on the press-box sideline.

The Umpire informs the crew that the timeout is nearing its end and the wing officials on both sidelines encourage their respective teams to return to the field. Team A return to the field. The Line Judge has been reminding Team B that the timeout is expiring and they should return to the field, but they are still huddling around a Coach.

The timeout expires and the ball is declared ready for play. Team A are ready and in position for their next offensive play, Team B are not.

How should the officials react?

Answer: If no players from Team B are ready to play when Team A is set to snap the ball following a timeout, penalise Team B for delay of game. Do not give Team A a free play (M3.4.1.c). The officials on the sideline are responsible for ensuring that the captain or coach of the team knows that the timeout is about to end (M3.4.1.c & M17.1.9.c).




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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