AFI is delighted to announce that Brian Cleary has accepted the position of Commissioner following a recent recruitment campaign. Brian brings a wealth of experience to the association as well as having served as Commissioner on an interim basis in the past. All general queries as well as queries relating to senior kitted football should be sent to Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations Brian and best of luck in the position!
American Football Ireland are delighted to announce two appointments to the management board. John Lynch (Wexford Eagles) and Paul Kirkwood (Dublin Rebels) have been co-opted on to the board with immediate effect. We would like to extend a warm welcome to both and wish them all the best in their roles.
Further opportunities to join American Football Ireland management can be found here.
The IAFA AGM will take place on the 17th November 2019 at 2pm. It will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood Park, Santry Demense, Dublin (same venue as last year).
Any proposals to amend the Constitution must be sent to the Commissioner no later than the 18th October 2019.
Any proposals to amend the IAFA bylaws they must be sent to the Commissioner no later than the 2nd November 2019.
When submitting proposals, please include the original wording as per the Constitution/Bylaws and the actual amended wording you would like to replace it with. Please also include a brief rationale for the proposed change.
The following Management Board positions will be up for election at the AGM;
- 3 Year Position – Currently Vacant
- 3 Year Position – Currently held by Brian Cleary
- 1 Year Position – Liam Ryan’s remaining term currently held by Joseph Maguire
- 1 Year Position – Donnchá O’Comhuí’s remaining term currently held by Christine Bolton
All candidates for election must have 3 years consecutive membership in good standing with IAFA. Board members are expected to attend monthly management meetings, attend occasional midweek training courses and meetings with external organizations e.g. Sport Ireland. The role of a Management Board member is to promote the growth and development of the sport in line with our governing documents and the Governance Code.
If you wish to run as a candidate for election, please complete the “Candidate for Election” form found in Appendix 2 of IAFA Bylaws (under Governance > Resources) and return it to the Commissioner no later than the 2nd November 2019.
It is with great regret that we inform you that our Director of Flag Football, Guillaume Poznanski, will be stepping down from the position at the end of the year.
IAFA President Orla McAleese “Guillaume has transformed flag football in Ireland over the past 5 years, bringing it from a small league with a handful of teams to a 2 tiered nationwide league system with 25 teams. The work and dedication that he has given to bring it to this standard has been outstanding. He has worked tirelessly with his committee for this sport and has been a true ambassador for Flag Football in Ireland.
On behalf of the board and the entire association, we would like to thank Guillaume for all his work – his volunteering to have a flag football to where it is today in Ireland.
Guillaume will not be going anywhere, he will still be part of the association in another capacity in the coming months.”
Applications for the role are now open here
IAFA is the National Governing Body for American Football in Ireland and is recognised as such by Sport Ireland and the International Federation of American Football. At present, IAFA is an entirely volunteer-run organisation and there are over 3,000 active members involved in the sport at various levels. American football is a rapidly growing sport in Ireland, and we are expanding our Management team to meet this increased demand. We currently have the following roles available:
Select each of the links above to find out more about the role and to apply.
Ever thought about VOLUNTEERING with an American football club?
You don’t have to play to be part of something special. There are many roles available in every club such as coaches, team managers, game day personnel, photographers, videographers, statisticians, graphic design, equipment managers plus many more!
Check out our A-Z of clubs and get in contact with your nearest club to get involved:
- Antrim Jets
- Belfast Knights
- Belfast Trojans
- Causeway Giants
- Cill Dara Crusaders
- Cork Admirals
- Cork City Outlaws
- Craigavon Cowboys
- Derry/Donegal Vipers
- Downpatrick Saints
- Dublin Bay Raptors
- Dublin Rebels
- Galway Warriors
- Louth Mavericks
- Maynooth Hurricanes
- Meath Bulldogs
- NI Razorbacks
- North Dublin Pirates
- Norton Wasps
- South Dublin Panthers
- Trinity College Dublin
- UCC (Cork)
- UCD (Dublin)
- UL Vikings (Limerick)
- UU Elks (Coleriane)
- Waterford Wolves
- West Dublin Rhinos
- Westmeath Minotaurs
- Wexford Eagles
Thanks to T. McCann and M. Lavery for the photos.
The IAFA is delighted to announce the following appointments;
Director of Officiating: Steve Moles has been appointed to this role on a full time basis. Steve has been involved with IAFA for over ten years and during that time participated as a player, official and sat on club boards. Steve has been the Interim Director of Officiating since the start of this season and has done a fantastic job in this role. We wish him continued success in the development of the department going forward.
Officiating Development Officer: Tony Rivers has been appointed to this role within the Officiating Department reporting directly to the Officiating Development Manager (Barry Bolton). Tony has been involved in American Football for over 30 years both in the UK and Ireland and having previously served as the Director of Officiating will bring invaluable experience to the role. This role will involve the continued development of our full time officials. Tony will be attending games and submitting reports to the Development manager with a view to providing feedback to our officials and the further development of our training courses.
Commercial Director: We are delighted to welcome Kate Sherry into the IAFA family. Kate is about to undertake a Masters in Sports Management and brings with her extensive experience in the commercial sector having worked in senior positions with a number of market leaders over the past 15 years. Kate will be responsible for maximising our income opportunities at events and seeking sponsorship/partnerships for IAFA.
We look forward to working with these newly appointed personnel over the next number of months for the betterment of our association.
The management board of IAFA is now seeking for volunteers to fill the following positions:
- Sports Administrator
- Commercial Manager
- Social Media Officer
The following position is also still open for submission with the deadline of the 25th of May
- Director of Officiating
All details on these positions are now available on the new IAFA Role Vacancies page here with a new online submission tool.
The Irish American Football Association (IAFA) is seeking applications for the role of Coach Developer. IAFA is the National Governing Body for American Football in Ireland and is recognised as such by Sport Ireland and the International Federation of American Football (IFAF). At present IAFA is a volunteer-run organisation and there are over 3,000 active members involved in the sport at various levels. This is a volunteer position. Continue reading “Vacancy: Coach Developer”