You’ve probably been following all the controversy and news here about the 8GL league and the Midland Storm on Gridiron Hub but it doesn’t seem to be over yet. It seems that BAFA and the 8GL have discussed working together which is a very good thing for football in the UK going forward. It seems clear that the 8GL is a very new and young league that needs guidance and BAFA can provide that under their structure as the National Governing Body for the sport of American football in the UK.
Four things to consider from this statement:
1. It says a joint statement but this has not been posted by BAFA as of yet. Please see the full official statement from BAFA and the 8GL below:
2. The statement does not explain too much about how the bodies will work together moving forward.
3. Maintains the fact that the 8GL as a league didn’t know about the controversial game despite the Midlands Storm releasing this statement to the contrary.
4. The people who run the 8GL remain nameless.
8GL & BAFA Joint Statement
1. It says a joint statement but this has not been posted by BAFA as of yet.
Please see the full official statement from BAFA and the 8GL below: