BAFA ponders medical dilemma

BAFA is reviewing the rules concerning medical facilities at games, and wants players, coaches, officials and administrators to give their opinions. Medical professionals are also invited to participate.

"For many years now, it has been compulsory for there to be an ambulance at every game. We want to know whether there is a medical need for this. We don't want to compromise on the safety of the participants, but nor do we want teams wasting money on medical cover that simply duplicates what is already available", said Rules Committee chairman, Jim Briggs.

The Rules Committee will make its decision later in the summer, but wants to gauge opinion now. It has commissioned a survey to find out the views of people involved in British American Football and of the medical professions. "If you would like to participate, please complete the questionnaire on our website", said Briggs.

The website address is

The closing date for submissions is Monday 27th June.

Jim Briggs

Chair, BAFA/BAFRA Rules Committee