These Terms and Conditions apply to the provision of BAFRA officials for all games and are included here only for the information of all BAFA members.
|L||Competition regular season game|
|P||Competition playoff or bowl game|
|I||International game (i.e. against any overseas team)|
|F||Friendly game (i.e. none of the above)|
then, at BAFRA's discretion, the change will be regarded as a cancellation (see §3.8). Cancellation due to change of status will only be made if the fixture becomes a friendly and there are other non-friendly games lacking officials.
BAFRA will notify a Game Management in writing of any change in its Category. Game Management relegated to Category B or C is unlikely to be restored to a higher category until more than one season's record of proper payments is observed.
Debts to BAFRA or its members are not discharged until the money is cleared into a bank account. Postal orders are acceptable in place of cheques.
Game Management is not liable if the fixture cannot start solely because there are insufficient officials (see §4.4).
In order to identify its category, each game is allocated a 2-letter game category code. The first letter denotes the level of the game (senior, junior, etc.) and its rules (contact, double-touch, flag, passball, etc.). The second letter denotes the status of the game. The letter codes have the following meanings:
|First letter:||Second letter:|
|S||Adult (senior) contact game||F||Friendly|
|A||Adult flag game||L||Competition (regular season game)|
|Y||Youth/junior contact game||I||International|
|F||Youth/junior flag game||P||Playoff|
|U||Student (university) game|
So for example a senior regular season game would have category SL (S because it's senior, L because it's a league game). A friendly match between two junior flag teams would have category FF. "International" matches are all those involving overseas opposition visiting Britain and are categorised as SI, YI, etc. according to level.
The Annex to the Terms and Conditions lays out the scale of charges for fees and expenses and also shows the normal number of officials assigned for games in each competition. For a copy of the Annex please see the BAFRA website (www.bafra.info).
The names, email addresses and telephone numbers of the current BAFRA Directors and their assistants are also obtainable from the BAFRA website.
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Editor: Jim Briggs, BAFA/BAFRA Rules Committee