CFL partners with British American Football Association


Britain joined the growing alliance of grid football nations pledging to work with the Canadian Football League (CFL) to make the game grow.

The British American Football Association (BAFA), the national governing body for sport in Britain, enters into a partnership with the LCF.

BAFA Director Bruce Leatherman:

“This new relationship will help present Canadian football to a wider audience in the UK and allow us to develop all aspects of British football, not only on the pitch, but also from a business perspective. There is so much we can learn by sharing our knowledge and ideas, and we are also very excited to have new opportunities for our coaches to develop and for our players to grow and achieve. their full potential. BAFA is thrilled to be working in partnership with the CFL to develop the sport we all love.

The governing body of sport in Britain has 10,000 male and female members and 250 clubs

BAFA becomes the 10th federation or league from several countries practicing grid football to join the movement led by the LCF and his Curator, Randy Ambrosie:

“BAFA brings a lot of energy, passion and knowledge to the movement, with its more than 10,000 male and female members playing for more than 250 varsity and club teams. We are delighted to be working with our friends there to improve the game in Canada, Great Britain and around the world.

The LCF had already concluded similar agreements with organizations in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, France, Germany, Italy and Mexico.

Last January, a CFL combine harvester and the project took place at Mexico and various European actors were invited to participate.

The LCF the regular season started last month with 24 world players (from outside Canada and the United States) to LCF lists.


“We are expanding our international presence, expanding our talent pool and looking to create new broadcast and streaming markets for our games. At the same time, we want to contribute and learn from leagues around the world and provide greater opportunities for Canadian players in other countries. By working together we can make football even bigger and better everywhere. “


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