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BAFCA Convention 2019 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting ever.

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We have been working hard to secure a top line of keynote speakers for the convention 12-14 July and we are delighted to introduce you to those that will be sharing their wealth of experience over the three days.

Make sure you put the date in diary…. you won’t want to miss it!

Its Never Too Early To Start

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Calling All BAFA Players – It’s Never Too Early To Start!

If we want our game to be better than when we found it, we need to ensure we have a clear development programme for players moving into coaching.

The BAFCA Convention can be your first step on that pathway. Click here for ticket prices & booking information.

A Triple Whammy Release. We are delighted to announce the following BAFCA Convention speakers:

Eurobowl Winning Coach David Saul from Potsdam Royals
UK Dukes, GB Women’s and Flag Football Guru Kenny Bello
& Rising Star Flag Football Coach and Player Joe Cotterill

First of our European Speakers Announced

First of our European Speakers for the BAFCA Coaching Convention is Coach Phoebe Schecter who will be talking about her experience coaching in the US with the Buffalo Bills. As well as discussing film breakdown and scouting. #GreatCoaching


BAFCA are delighted to announce the return of long time BAFCA advocate Coach JB Wells at our 2019 Coaching Convention

Defensive Speaker Announced!

For all you Defensive guys out there. BAFCA’s third speaker announced and we are JACKED! to introduce Georgia Tech Defensive Co-ordinator Andrew Thacker

Meet Andrew Thacker


More BAFCA Convention Speakers Announced

This is a double whammy!
We are delighted to announce Coach Noel Mazzone and his son Grayson Mazzone will be at the Convention.

Don’t worry you Defensive guys we got some coming for you as well!

Meet the Mazzones


First BAFCA Convention Speaker Announced

BAFCA is delighted to announce former Bengals OL Coach Paul Alexander as the first keynote speaker at the 2019 BAFCA Convention in July 12th – 14th.

Meet Coach Paul Alexander


Save the Date!

The BAFCA Convention is a “must go” destination for any Coach that takes their coaching seriously!  If you want to keep your skills up to date and build on what you’ve learned so far – no matter how long you’ve been coaching – you should be there!

Put the date in your diary to make sure you don’t miss this annual event for all UK American Football Coaches.


As part of the Coaching Convention Weekend, don’t forget that you can nominate someone you think is worthy of winning the prestigious BAFCA Coach of the Year Award.  We’ll let you know how, nearer the time.

Coach of the Year 2018

BAFCA Coach of the year - martin hilton


Coach Hilton has worn many hats over recent seasons, including coaching at the highest level of the British game – Premiership Uniball, the GB Lions, and of course leading the Tamworth Phoenix to their first ever National Championship!

Be Informed!

Keep up to date with all the news about the Convention for 2019 on this page or sign up for the BAFCA Newsletter.

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Whether or not you attended the Convention this year, we are looking for constructive feedback to help us improve the event.

Make sure you ‘Have Your Say’!

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Something New for Convention 2018!

The 2018 British American Football Coaches Association Convention got a new component this year, with the introduction of a Friday night ‘practical’ session. The visiting veteran coaches got hands on with the University of Nottingham American Football Club players at David Ross Sports Village.

BAFCA Convention 2018

Thank you to our guest US coaches:  Coach Dan Hawkins, Coach Cody Hawkins, Coach Jerry Brady and Coach JB Wells.  Feedback was overwhelmingly positive, especially the on-field session #Friday Night Lights, that we believe should be a strong feature for the convention next year.


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