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Errata for the 2022 rulebook

This list collects together the errors found in earlier versions of the 2022 rulebook. The online version incorporates all these changes.

Rule Error Correct text Release


No page 239

Page numbering fixed from page 238 onwards.


Appendix D - Notes for groundsmen 6 and 7 Incorrect use of the term "hash mark". 6. The short yard-line extensions (sometimes inaccurately called "hash marks") are 60ft from each sideline. (N.B. Some field diagrams show these to be 53ft 4in or 70ft 9in from the sidelines – those are not correct for British/international games.) Each short yard-line extension should be 2ft long (i.e. from a point 60ft from the sideline to a point 58ft from the sideline) on each side of the field. The short yard-line extensions do NOT extend into the end zones.

7. Similar 2ft long lines should be marked starting 4in inside each sideline (between the goal lines). These should line up with the ones in the middle of the field to give a series of consistent reference points for aligning the ball.
Appendix D - Notes for groundsmen 9 Not updated to reflect rule change about size of coaching box/team areas There should be two (adjacent) boxes drawn outside each sideline, stretching from a point 20yds from each goal line. 2

The "release" number in the final column denotes the version of the rulebook that first incorporated that correction.

The release number can be found on the first page of the rulebook, e.g. "2022.0.1" signifies Release 1 of the 2022 edition of the BAFA (0) rulebook.