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BAFA Rules Committee

Rule changes for 2021

There are no rule changes for 2021 - the 2020 rulebook will continue to be used.

There is a possibility of COVID-specific rules being introduced as part of the "BAFA Return to Play" plan. These will be notified once finalised.

[ Read more about the changes made in 2020... ]


BAFA rulebooks

Contact football

New for 20132020-21 BAFA rulebook

  • 9-on-9 rules variations (PDF)
  • 8-on-8 rules variations (PDF)
  • 7-on-7 rules variations (PDF)
  • 5-on-5 rules variations (PDF)
  • 5-on-5 Sapphire rules variations (PDF)

Flag football

More information on the rules

BAFA and competition regulations

How do I contact the Rules Committee?

Email the rules editor