Gee Griffiths

Gee Griffiths

Commissioner for Wheelchair American Football

I'm Gee Griffiths and I'm the Commissioner for Wheelchair American Football with BAFA the governing body for American football in the UK. I am also a member of a new development group set up to develop and promote the sport internationally.

I've been involved in American football in the UK since the 80’s when I used to play, to now where I'm the chairman of that same club, a volunteer with both BAFA (British American Football Association), and IFAF (he International Federation for American Football), as well as holding down a full time job.

About 2 ½ years ago I approached BAFA with the idea of creating a wheelchair version of the sport. I quickly got the go-ahead to develop this into a reality, where I worked on creating the sport and writing a specific rule book for the UK. Now nearly 3 years later I've had the pleasure of going out to meet lots of people who would like to play, grow, and see this sport flourish in the UK and globally.

I have spent time visiting various expos and events to introduce the sport and held inclusive sessions across the country. I will continue to do this whilst creating 3 hubs, where we can evolve and grow the sport and allow clubs to develop from these. The 3 first hubs will be in the North, The Midlands and one in the South. My long term goal is to have a new exciting fast sport as part of the Paralympics, Invictus Games and The World Games, as well as many local team competing in a national league and our own Team GB competing internationally.

Miracles can happen they just take time, and Wheelchair American Football will be here to stay for years to come!

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