BAFRA Announce NFL Chain Crew, Elite Officials and Finals Crews

There may have been no fixtures in Week Fourteen, but the breather did at least allow BAFRA to put together some big announcements!

The Week Fourteen BAFRA Newsflash saw the Referees Association share the names of those officials who’ll be striping up at a variety of big events this summer and autumn, both as part of the National Leagues as well as manning the sidelines during the NFL’s International Series!

BAFRA Director of Operations and DC’s NFL Lead, Roger Goodgroves, has worked with the BAFRA Selection committee compiled the names of those standout ballers who’ll be repping Britball’s zebras at headline events over the coming months:

BAFA National Leagues Finals Crews:

The BAFRA Selection Committee is pleased to announce the following crews for the BAFA NL Bowl games. Please join with the selection committee in congratulating the crews on their appointments:

Division One
Junior (U19)
Division Two North
Division Two South
Brian Yates Shawn Sombati David Knight David Hewitt Tim Ockenden
Stuart Young Graham Hedges Richard Moger Darren Carr Viktor Jánvári
Head Linesman
Ben Griffiths Dean Wright Roger Goodgroves Kenny Glover Ian Davies
Line Judge
Pete Thom Jim Briggs Alisha Darkins Richard Pratley Stuart Tabberer
Back Judge
Keith Wickham Paul Todd Amir Brooks

Tim Vickers

Stuart Alger
Side Judge
Pete Parsons Liam Wooton Dan Holt Mark Wilson Andrew Murrell
Field Judge
Euan Paterson Phil Hume Alan Christopher Henry Richardson Steve Egan
Centre Judge
David Parsons
Liam Wooton Stuart Taberer
NFL Chain Crews – International Series 2019

The following officials have been chosen to perform chain crew duties at the four NFL games in London this year:

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Wembley Stadium
Chicago Bears vs Oakland Raiders
Oct. 6, 18:00
Carolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay
Oct. 13, 14:30
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Los Angeles Rams
Oct. 27, 17:00
Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Nov. 3, 14:30
John Burns Derrick Burridge Derrick Burridge Kenny Glover
Ian Davies Ben Gadsby Kenny Glover Steve Hall
Ben Gadsby Daniel Johnston Steve Hall Gareth Hughes
Will Marriage James Kilbane Gareth Hughes James Kilbane
Ollie Maskell Lee Mills Anton Jarbol Ali May
Lee Mills Pete Parsons Ollie Maskell Russell Newton (Chief)
Pete Parsons (Chief) Lee Taylor (Chief) Dave Norton Peter Roberts
Leanne Spencer Richard Whitby Richard Whitby (Chief) Leanne Spencer


BAFRA Elite Programme

The BAFRA Selection Panel is pleased to announce that the following officials have been selected to serve for the next year on the BAFRA Elite Programme:

  • Brookes-Lewis, Jed
  • Coleman, Graham
  • Glover, Kenneth
  • Goodgroves, Roger
  • Griffiths, Ben
  • Hedges, Graham
  • Holt, Daniel
  • Hewitt, David
  • Hume, Philip
  • Jánvári, Viktor
  • Leonard, Steven
  • Murrell, Andrew
  • Ockendon, Tim
  • Parsons, David
  • Parsons, Peter
  • Paterson, Euan
  • Richardson, Henry
  • Sombati, Shawn
  • Tabberer, Stuart
  • Thom, Pete
  • Wickham, Keith
  • Wooton, Liam
  • Wright, Dean
  • Yates, Brian
  • Young, Stuart

Please join with the Panel and Directors in congratulating these officials on their appointment to the BAFRA Elite Programme.




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