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Jon Wyse appointed to BAFA Board
Jun 8, 2023 - 12:54:48 PM

In line with the recently announced reorganisation of the BAFA Board and the opening of second director’s positions to incumbent associations, the BAFCA are delighted to announce Director of Education, Jon Wyse, will join existing BAFCA representative, Jim Messenger, on the BAFA Board with immediate effect.

Jon has been a BAFCA member since 1994 and was appointed as BAFCA Director of Education in 2008. He has a long history of involvement in football in the UK as both a player and coach, indeed he still undertakes both activities! In addition to being a current GB Lions international player, the BritBowl MVP in 2004, and the University League Season MVP in 1994-95, he has also coached the GB National Student Team and more recently been on the coaching staff of the UK’s most successful Flag Football organisation, the Woodham Warriors, at the NFL World Flag Football Championships in 2007. He is a Staffordshire University sports science graduate, a published researcher and has been a university Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Sports Science. He currently works as Head of Department for Sports Academy Development at Filton College in Bristol, where he has been instrumental in establishing the UK’s first American Football Academy.

BAFA Chairman, Gary Marshall said, “We are delighted to welcome Jon to the expanded BAFA Board. His unique experiences and knowledge will bring a new range of perspectives to our operations”.

BAFCA President and existing BAFA Director, Jim Messenger said, “I am very pleased Jon has agreed to accept this role. Over the last year I have had the pleasure of working with Jon as a BAFCA Board member and more specifically on the new developments for the Coach Education Programme. Jon has been a tremendous asset to the BAFCA Board and he will undoubtedly be the same to the BAFA Board". He continued, ‘We discussed Jon’s other commitments at length with both BAFA directors and Jon himself and concluded the situation is manageable, which was very pleasing as the BAFCA board was unanimous that Jon is the best person for this role”.

Speaking on his appointment Wyse said “I feel very honoured to be given an opportunity to continue the development of British American Football. This is a sport that has given me such a wealth of fantastic and memorable positive experiences over the past twenty-five years. I aim to use my skills, knowledge and understanding to help more players, coaches, referees, volunteers and fans get into American Football… stay in the sport, and succeed!”

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