British American Football Association Playing Rules

2005 edition


Front sections



Table of Contents PDF
BAFA Directory PDF
Rules changes for 2005 PDF
Points of Emphasis PDF
The Football Code PDF
BAFA Disciplinary Code PDF

Rules and interpretations

Introduction PDF
Field diagram PDF
Rule 1 The Game, Field, Players and Equipment PDF
Rule 2 Definitions PDF
Rule 3 Periods, Time Factors and Substitutions PDF
Rule 4 Ball in Play, Dead Ball, Out of Bounds PDF
Rule 5 Series of Downs, Line to Gain PDF
Rule 6 Kicks PDF
Rule 7 Snapping and Passing the Ball PDF
Rule 8 Scoring PDF
Rule 9 Conduct of Players and Others Subject to Rules PDF
Rule 10 Penalty Enforcement PDF
Rule 11 The Officials, Jurisdiction and Duties PDF
Rule 12 Football Variants PDF
Rule 13 Standards for Game Management PDF
Interpretations for Rules 2-10 PDF
The interpretations for Rules 1 and 11-13 can be found embedded in the rules.  

Tail sections

Summary of Penalties  
Officials' Signals PDF
BAFRA Terms and Conditions PDF
A-Z index of Rules  

Single files

Rules 2-10 only PDF
Cover (front, inside front, inside rear, rear) PDF
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