BAFCA Blog | June ’19 – Coaching History with Pete Laird

The BAFCA Blog series continues as Coach Pete Laird takes a look at the history of coaching in the UK, sharing in-depth insights into the development and growth of coaching in Britball, and the birth of BAFCA itself!

Having been a regular feature on the BAFCA board over the past 20+ years, Coach Laird shares insights into BAFCA’s path from its early beginnings, to the 2,000+ membership it has today.

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As part of the BAFCA Coaches Blog series developed by Coach Peter Laird, we are delighted to showcase his research into the history of the Association.  This also showcases his long affiliation to Coach Development and BAFCA.

PC and Laptop readers can view Pete’s article in .PDF format below, or download directly to their device:





Nick 'Willy Tee' Wilson-Town hails from the South West where he's spent the last decade bouncing around various teams at the university and senior level. He came to fame on the now departed unofficial forum thanks to his regularly irreverent Uniball predictions and general 'BUAFL wafflage'. Follow him on twitter @WillyTee1