League development

The competition bodies within BAFA, the BUAFL and BAFACL, are charged with the development and delivery of the BAFA competition programmes.


BAFA’s coaching arm, the British American Football Coaches Association (BAFCA), is tasked and supported to deliver services for coaches including education, licensing, shared good practice and support. The BAFCA Coach Education Programme continues to develop to deliver affordable and effective qualifications for coaches. The annual convention and regional clinics provide opportunities for informal learning and CPD. The BAFCA regulates coaching practice through its Code of Ethics.


The British American Football Referees Association (BAFRA) oversees the recruitment, training and deployment of game officials. BAFA supports the development of officials through contribution to; the BAFRA annual convention training event; the Elite Official programme and the officials for international games programme.

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