BAFA National Leagues

BAFA National Leagues

Sport American football
Founded 2010
No. of teams 51 (Adult Contact league)
Country England, Scotland, Wales
Official website

The BAFA National Leagues (BAFANL, formerly the BAFA Community Leagues) are the primary American football competition in England, Scotland and Wales. They were formed by the British American Football Association in 2010 to coordinate contact football and flag football across all age ranges. A total of 70 teams compete within the leagues.


Like most sports in Europe, but unlike most American football leagues, the BAFA senior league uses the system of promotion and relegation, with the league divided into two divisions; "Premiership" and "National".[1]


The BAFA's Premier Division for the 2014 season comprises twenty teams, split into the North and South conferences. Within each conference, each team plays each other once, with the top three teams from each qualifying for the post-season play-offs.

Premier North Premier South

National League

The National League comprises 35 teams split into five conferences. Each team plays a mixed schedule from within their conference, with the top two teams in each conference qualifying for the play-offs.

National North National North West National Central National South East National South West

Britbowl champions

  • 2010 London Blitz
  • 2011 London Blitz
  • 2012 London Blitz
  • 2013 London Warriors
  • 2014 London Warriors


  1. ^ "BAFANL Adult Contact Standings". BAFA National Leagues. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 

External links

  • Official league website