The rules are revised each year to improve the sport's level of safety and quality of play, and to clarify the meaning and intent of rules where necessary. The principles that govern all rule changes are that they must:
These rules apply to all contests involving BAFA-affiliated teams and take effect from 1st March 2005 (Exception: leagues whose regular season began before 1st March 2005 will continue to use 2004 rules until the end of their season).
BAFA has established a mechanism for discussing and deciding future changes to this book. Each organisation affiliated to BAFA has a voice on the Rules Committee. You may make suggestions for changes to your organisation's representative(s). Suggestions may be made at any time, but to eligible for consideration for the following year they must be received by 1st October.
Jim Briggs, BAFRA (Editor) on behalf of the BAFA Rules Committee
Those who find it necessary to write to the editor for interpretations of rules or play situations will receive prompt replies if they number their questions and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Editor: Jim Briggs, BAFA/BAFRA Rules Committee