Issue 36/22                                                                                6th October 2022

BAFRA Newsflash

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As you are aware, we are now in the membership renewal period. Renewal forms have now been sent to all members. If you have not received yours please check your spam folder and if you still cannot find it, please contact me. Details of payments, which as always include the BAFRA and BAFA fees, will be on the form along with details on how to pay.

Those who have recently joined are exempt from payment and this is made clear in the renewal email.

If you anticipate having difficulty in paying, please contact the Director of Finance (via to discuss a payment plan. This will only be seen by the Director of Finance and his deputy in the strictest of confidence.

As always, there will be an annual survey of membership that goes along with the renewal process which you are requested to complete. Information gathered from this exercise is used to inform BAFRA policy going forwards.

Thank you to those who have already renewed. I will, from next week, publish a list of renewals. In addition, please note that all renewals are acknowledged.

Richard Moger – General Secretary


A big thank you to the membership who helped to raise £1,000 for this year’s BAFRA charity the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Richard Moger – General Secretary



New this week

Play: Team A are leading 30-0 in the third quarter, Team A scores a touchdown to make the score 36-0. When does the clock stop and when does it restart?


Last week

Play: It is 2nd & 10 at the B-30 yard line. Team A takes a timeout, during the timeout it is observed that a Team A player is wearing a microphone. The player states that this device has no transmission capabilities and is only recording for personal purposes.

Ruling: 2nd and 25 at the B-45 yard line. The Team A player is disqualified (1-4-10).


New this week

Game Situation: The opening kick-off of the game results in a Touchback, on the ensuing play from scrimmage Team A complete a pass for 9 yards. Team A substitute their Wide Receivers to bring in extra Running Backs, Team B make matching Substitutes. The Umpire moves towards the snapper and instructs him not to snap the ball. The Quarterback calls out the cadence and the snapper, snaps the ball.

Answer next issue…

Last week

Game Situation: Early in the game Team A make a late substitution and Team B starts to make matching substitutions.The Referee instructs the Umpire to move towards the ball and prohibit Team A from snapping the ball so Team B can complete it’s substitutions. Team A quickly snap the ball. This is the first time this has happened in the game.

Answer: If Team A snaps the ball in a situation where they have been asked not to (e.g. while Team B are being allowed to make matching substitutions), for a first offence shut down the play and issue a warning. Penalise Team A for Delay of Game on the second or subsequent instance. (M3.4.1.e).




Contact for details


12th November (Sat)

BAFRA Board Meeting


1st April (Sat)


1st-2nd April (Sat-Sun)

BAFRA Convention

BAFRA Directors


David Parsons

General Secretary

Richard Moger


Stuart Tabberer


Roger Goodgroves


Susannah Taylor


James Ford-Bannister

Director without Portfolio #1

Peter Parsons

Director without Portfolio #2

Steve Tonkinson

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