BAFCA Share Full 2019 Convention Schedule

The British American Football Coaches Association have shared the full details of the 2019 BAFCA Convention and, hotdiggity, this is one you definitely don’t want to miss out on!

Expanding on last year’s revamped schedule, the convention will once again kick off on Friday, though this year we’ll see on-field sessions on both Friday AND Saturday at David Ross Sports Centre, but in an expansion of the programme we’ll also get some great talks on Friday afternoon!

Another new addition to the schedule this summer is the BAFCA Dinner, not only an amazing opportunity for networking, but also for the first time will see a full Awards Ceremony for the BAFCA Coach of the Year Awards Рwhich for the first time will feature multiple awards for candidates from all formats of the British game Рas well as the launch of the BAFCA Hall of Fame with an inaugural crop of eight inductees!

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The Convention this year boasts a broad range of stand-out speakers from both the States and Europe, as well as presentations from partners, including:

US Coaches
  • Paul Alexander – Former Cincinnati Bengals OL coach
  • Noel Mazzone – Offensive Coordinator, University of Arizona
  • Grayson Mazzone – The 22 Crew
  • Andrew Thacker – Defensive Coordinator, Georgia Tech
  • JB Wells – Head Coach, Kingswood Oxford School
European Coaches
  • David Saul – Potsdam Royals
  • Phoebe Schecter – Buffalo Bills
  • Kenny Bello – UK Dukes, GB Lions Womens
  • Maxwell Petitjean – Sandwell Steelers
  • Joe Cotterill – GB Lions Flag
  • Robbie Paulin – Highland Wildcats
  • Will Bryce – NFL International & Baltimore Ravens
  • James Branagh – GB Lions Womens
Partners/Information Sessions
  • Watch Game Film
  • E Colours
  • GB Lions Under 19s Vision – Head Coach Neale McMaster
  • BAFRA Recruitment
  • BAFCA & BAFA Open Forum with Nichole McCulloch, Stephen Jones & Wayne Hill.

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Watch out for:

  • ‘Life as a Buffalo Bill’ with Phoebe Schecter
  • On field positional sessions


Watch out for:

  • BAFCA AGM (Featuring Q&A with Keynote Speakers)
  • Guest US Coaches @ GB Lions Adult Practice

  • BAFCA & BAFA Open Forum
  • Social Media with Kenny Bello
  • GB Lions U19s Vision with Neale McMaster

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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