Great Britain announces regional realignment of all teams

The British American Football Association has announced a new geographical realignment of the league due to the pandemic.

In other years, BAFA has used a three-tier divisional structure, but now the 75 teams will be grouped regionally and will play an eight-game season.

According to BAFA, the clubs voted to replace the usual league alignments with this regional structure after a series of Town Hall meetings were held throughout the country.

Warren Smart, BAFA National Game Development Manager:

I am grateful to the input and constructive conversations we’ve had with our clubs about the alignments for this season. We all know that we are having to adapt and compromise, but I am excited about the regional structure and 2021 will be marked by a number of really interesting match ups.

To help grow the sport we have allocated all new teams to the group structure to help them achieve full competitive membership for 2022.

I have been working with clubs to ensure some level of parity is maintained and we really want the year to be approached as an opportunity to develop, with clubs all across the country helping one another.

Season schedules are currently being finalized and will be announced soon.

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