|BAFRA - How it works|
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BAFRA is governed by eight directors who are responsible to the membership for the smooth running of the Association. The eight are elected bi-annually (four each year) and report to the membership at the AGM held every year during the BAFRA Convention. The Association has a constitution (laid out in the member's handbook) and all members are expected to adhere to it. The directors are:
For an up to date list of who holds which post, please refer to the contacts page.
The directors are responsible for the day to day running of the Association. They meet periodically to discuss strategic issues and to determine BAFRA's response to external matters such as relations with BAFA and other organisations. BAFA is the 'umbrella' organisation for British American Football. A good deal of BAFRA's directors' business is now conducted by telephone or online as this cuts down on costs.
Briefly, the directors have the following responsibilities:
In addition BAFRA has a number of standing Committees. These Committees can be divided into two sorts: 'Expert' and 'Judgemental'. Examples of the former are:
Examples of the latter are :
These Committees are open to all members of BAFRA. Generally, volunteers are called for and if too many are forthcoming then an election takes place.
Many areas of the country have enough officials to form a Local Association. Some hold regular meetings at which discussions are held over rules questions, peculiar happenings during games etc.
All this means that there are a lot of people involved with the running of BAFRA and they are all volunteers!If you think you can assist in any way contact the General Secretary (or any other Director). All comments are welcomed.