DblCoverage.com has learned BAFA Vice Chair, Jon Wyse, resigned from the British American Football Association Board at a meeting of the Board, last weekend.
Wyse’s departure follows on from the resignation of Electorial College Director, Jade Archibald, ahead of the completion of her one year term of office, last year.
To date, the board has not sought to re-appoint a new Electoral College Director.
Speaking on the UK Gridiron Facebook group earlier this week, Archibald – who recently QBed the GB Women’s Silver Lions Flag team to success against Sweden – shared the following:
“…for me personally, having spent the majority of my career on organisation effectiveness including board structures it became apparent that the current culture and structure of the organisation was not one for challenging or changing, despite proposing some tried and tested stuff.
So for me, I knew that my skills and energy would be undermined and wasted, therefore so not to waste my time, I removed myself from post.
I’ve never been one for business politics, I just wanted to improve our sport.[…] This is a very personal feeling and in business it may just be a ‘fit’ thing. My background may have been too corporate in hindsight and therefore just not fitted with what the organisation was trying to do at the time.”
DC has reached out to Jon Wyse and Jade Archibald for comment, but have not immediately heard back. Similarly, we have contacted BAFA Chair, Martin Cockerill, to see if the BAFA Board have statements or information to share with the community at this time.
At the time of publishing, there has been no official announcement regarding these departures by BAFA – though the BAFA website has been updated accordingly.
It’s notable that these departures leave the BAFA Board without either of its elected directorial roles, and a board consisting of only five board members – the minimum permitted by the BAFA Articles of Association.