The British American Football Association (BAFA) is the National Governing Body for the sport of American football in Great Britain and is responsible for all regulatory, competition, performance and development aspects of the game.

Its activities are many and varied and include the following:

  • The organisation and promotion of all domestic national competitions across both contact and non contact versions of the game.
  • The organisation and promotion of the national teams in international competition.
  • The promotion of the game to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities and the provision of opportunities for their engagement and development.
  • The regulation of the game on and off the field of play through oversight of its rules.
  • The representation of the British game to national and international partners, be they sporting organisations, federations or commercial interests.

The British American Football Association is a member of the European Federation of American Football (EFAF) and the International Federation of American Football (IFAF).

The British American Football Association is a company limited by guarantee.

The current BAFA Directors are:

Gary Marshall (Chair)
Charles Macnamara (Vice Chair)
Mel Biscombe
Russ Hewitt
Andy Fuller
Jon Wyse
Caleb Jackson
Martin Cockerill
Davie Parsons
Drew Anderson

Dr Elesa Zehndorfer who sits on the University League management group is currently the General Secretary of the International Federation.