Issue 38/23 27th September 2023
MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS - ADVANCE NOTICE
Membership renewals are due from 1st October, please do not try to renew before this date, the forms for which will be sent out to all members before the end of September. Details of payments, which as always include both the BAFRA and BAFA fees, will be on the form in addition to details of how to pay.
As always during the renewal process, there will be the annual members survey which a link for will be included alongside the renewal letter.
All renewal information will be sent electronically so please ensure that your email address is up to date on the website.
Richard Moger – General Secretary
JOHN SLAVIN AWARD
Now that the BAFANL season has concluded, the results of the winning teams in the John Slavin Awards have been announced. In the National Leagues, the overall winners and Premier Division winners were the East Kilbride Pirates, with the Yorkshire Rams as Division 1 winners and the Doncaster Mustangs as Division 2 winners. In the Juniors, the winners were again the East Kilbride Pirates and the inaugural award for NWFL went to the Leeds Chargers.
Details of all of the best performing teams is available on our website at: https://www.bafra.info/info/jst/BAFANL2023.pdf.
Paul Sutton – Assistant General Secretary
GAME MANAGEMENT REPORTS
NEXT HOME GAME
New this week
British Army Jackals
100-yard artificial field marked in blue, with no team areas, and the stands held a reasonable number of spectators. The chain broke multiple times. Two changing rooms were provided suitable for 2-3 officials each, the crew changed in shifts and used the reception area to pregame. The game included an anthem ceremony featuring a piper and was excellently organised by the Army's Game Management. They had also organised a Stadium announcer and a play-by-play commentator.
James Ford-Bannister #479
PLAY OF THE WEEK:
New this week
Play: Defensive end B98 is lined up on the outside shoulder of tackle A79. On the initial line charge, B98 blocks tackle A79 below the waist from the side inside the tackle box.
Play: The game is being played with a Video Judge. 1st and 10 at Midfield, there are 1:30 seconds left in the game. The clock is not running, the score is tied. Team A attempt a pass play and it is intercepted by B38 at the B-29. B38 returns the ball to A’s end zone for a Touchdown.
After the play the video judge reviews the pay and sees clear evidence of a false start prior to the snap.
New this week
Game Situation: When in doubt is a blind-side block legal or illegal?
Game Situation: When setting up to pass, the potential passer is hit from their blindside. When in doubt is it a pass or a fumble?
Answer: If the passer was hit from their blind-side, when in doubt it is a fumble rather than a forward pass. (M6.2.18)
Contact for details
Director without Portfolio #1
Director without Portfolio #2
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