Starting A Foosball Club

7 Steps to becoming a Registered BFA Club

Step 1
Get 4 people interested

Step 2
Download the template constitution (University Societies may be required to adopt their own approved constitution) and hold a meeting to adopt it.

Step 3
Elect a Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer (and other officers as required) – The secretary should take minutes of the meeting.

Step 4
Register the club online, using the form at the bottom of this page.

Step 5
At least one committee member must be registered on the Britfoos discussion forum to be primary club contact, in addition all team captains must register on the Britfoos forum

Step 6
Clubs must submit any updates of club members promptly, and at least 7 days prior to any new member competing in a match.

Step 7
Clubs are encouraged to provide information so a webpage can be constructed, including photographs of the venue, club officials, team members and/or all registered players

Full names, years of birth and nationality details are required for all registered players/club members, with contact details (e-mail or mobile phone number – except for Junior players). The form below should be completed and the signed constitution sent by email to [email protected]

A Registered BFA Foosball Club, at its most basic, consists of four or more players, at least one foosball table, and a team captain, which is registered as a club with the BFA.

In most European countries, foosball is organised on a club structure.
Club membership is the way forward to organise grass-roots foosball in the UK, linking local players into the national scene.

We are providing an easy-to-use club structure with low-maintenance, which can apply to any type of venue or club.

Clubs provide a vital point of contact drawing new players in the area together and providing a focal point for organised foosball sessions and social activities.

BFA Registered Clubs

BFA Club membership allows representation and voting rights for groups of players at any UK venue, be it a pub, club, university, college or school, or private business or residence.

Clubs must adhere to official rules and any specified requirements of the BFA (e.g. regarding non-discrimination, democratic structure, accounting etc)

Member clubs must apply for recognition via the Official Club Membership Form (found at the bottom of this page!).

Clubs must adopt the Standard Club Constitution unless they are required (e.g. University Societies) to adopt a different constitution, if so a copy of the constitution must be provided to the BFA.

Clubs must register a minimum of 4x players, there is no limit to the number of players who can be members of any particular club

Benefits

Club Membership offers the following benefits

  • Provisional BFA membership for all registered players
  • Full BFA membership to registered BFA Cup team members
  • Eligibility to compete in BFA team competitions (including but not limited to the BFA Cup) Only teams affiliated to registered clubs may compete in the BFA League!
  • Ability to attend and vote at General Meetings (1 vote per club in addition to representatives individual vote if representative is a full member)
  • Representation on relevant BFA Commissions and Working Groups

You can find out more about BFA Membership or register for membership on this page.

Fees

Club affiliation fees are free until further notice.
It is a matter for individual clubs whether or not to charge any membership fees to players.

BFA Competitions

The BFA league championship is a national club competition. The first BFA Cup was held in Autumn 2011. Clubs can enter one or more teams to this competition.

Players

Players can be members of/registered by more than one club or team, but cannot play for more than one club/team in any competition.
Exceptions – Players can play for two or more teams in different local leagues (not more than one team per league) but should two or more such teams qualify for regional/national stages, the player can only represent the first team for whom he or she played a match.

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