This weekend the EFAF General Assembly took place in Barcelona, Spain. It will lead to the eventual dissolution of EFAF. All European matters will be transferred to IFAF Europe with special rights for the European chapter. The BIG6 European Football League will be sanctioned by EFAF in 2014 and will then be sanctioned by IFAF Europe from 2015.
So the BIG6 face a bright future as top competition in Europe. While certain modifications were pushed back in order to facilitate the transition from EFAF to IFAF, the format will remain.
These are very good news for all European Football Associations as work on European level can now focus on the sport instead of the difficult situation with two federations competing for the dominance in Europe. The new structures and some new faces will be elected in Kuwait this summer in the IFAF GA.
The German federation AFVD has also started a new initiative. The “GFL International” is a new effort that tries to consolidate all efforts in connection with the international games into one organizational unit. It should increase the reach of GFL in Europe, help German and international teams and foster the relations to broadcasters and media. Robert Huber, mastermind behind the GFL I and honorary President of EFAF has invited a group of proven experts to join this effort.
This weekend the Swarco Raiders and the Calanda Broncos had to hand in the 60-Man-Roster for the first game of the BIG6. There are no big surprises. Swarco Raiders name 60 players out of which 13 have played for other teams in the last season. Two positions are notable: DJ Wolfe has played last year for Calanda and Kyle Callahan, the former QB and now coach is eligible to play.
The Calanda Broncos have named 50 players, out of which 11 have played for a different team last season.