Issue 15/21                                                                                        13th May 2021

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 5th June 2021.

Applications will only be considered from Qualified BAFRA members who meet specific criteria. Full details of the criteria can be found in the amended 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 updated 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 Committee 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.

Due to no games being played in the past year, the only factor of the Selection Spreadsheet that will be amended will be the results of the exam, all other scores will be carried forward.

If it is your intention to apply then I would recommend that you read the documents in full as there have been some changes. 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: Malcolm Turnbull; Mike Woolnough

Level 2: Tom Blakeson; Richard McEwen; Dave Moore; Kieran Smith

Level 3: Joseph Foxon; Ronald Gaffin; Anton Jarbol; Austin Pickles

Level 4: James Ford-Bannister; Ollie Maskell; Henry Young

James Ford-Bannister - Director of Training



New this week

Play: A - 1st & 10 @ A-30.  Prior to the snap, B75 jumps into the neutral zone, no Team A players react and B75 remains in the neutral zone at the snap.  A10 steps back into the pocket and throws a pass to A88 who is at the A-34, where B24 has his right arm wrapped around the hip of A88 and twists him well before the pass arrives.  The pass is muffed by A88 and falls incomplete.



New this week

Game Situation: 1st and 10 at Midfield. Wide Receiver A87 catches a pass in the open field and is running towards Team B’s endzone. Prior to crossing the goal line, at the B-5, A87 celebrates by clenching his fist and pointing it to the sky and he shouts “Touchdown”. The nearest Team B defender is at the B-20 yard line and the gesture by A87 is not directed at anyone. A87 then runs across the goal line.

Answer next issue…




Contact for details


17th July (Sat)

BAFRA Board Meeting

13th November (Sat)

BAFRA Board Meeting


2nd - 3rd April (Sat-Sun)

BAFRA Convention

2nd April (Sat)


BAFRA Directors


David Parsons

General Secretary

Richard Moger


Stuart Tabberer


Roger Goodgroves


Kieran Smith


James Ford-Bannister

Director without Portfolio #1

Peter Parsons

Director without Portfolio #2

Steve Tonkinson

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