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BAFA Rules Committee

British American Football Association Playing Rules

2008 edition


Front sections

Adobe PDF

Foreword and Table of Contents

Rules changes for 2008 PDF
Points of Emphasis PDF
The Football Code PDF
BAFA Disciplinary Code PDF

Rules and interpretations

Introduction PDF
Field diagram PDF
Notes for groundsmen 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 Instant Replay PDF
Rule 13 Standards for Game Management PDF
Rule 14 Football Variants PDF

Tail sections

Summary of Penalties PDF
Officials' Signals PDF
Guidelines for Game Officials to Use During a Serious On-Field Player Injury PDF
BAFRA Terms and Conditions PDF
A-Z index of Rules PDF

Single files

Cover (front, inside front, inside rear, rear) PDF
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The online copy will incorporate all corrections identified after the printed version has gone to press.

NCAA 2007 rulebook for comparison purposes (Rules 2-10).