Thursday, September 16, 2010

League Meeting Notice

Attn: All Parents, Coaches & Commissioners

BAYFA will be holding an official leauge meeting this Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 1:00PM right after the Mini Combine Practice.
We encourage all parents and coaches to attend and bring any questions or concerns to this meeting.
The meeting is open to all interested parties. Feel free to join us at ELIZABETH ESTATES PARK at 1:00PM this Saturday.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Football Season is Here!


HEALTH ALERT: Please alert your child’s coach of any medical issues, allergies or medications your child is taking.

Do we have all your contact information? Please advise your child’s coach of any changes in your contact information. Emails we be sent on a weekly basis, if you are not receiving anything we either have wrong information or do not have your contact info!

2010 Club Practice Schedule

BAYFA clubs have officially started team practice! Starting on Monday, September 6, 2010 all clubs will be holding individual team practices on Monday, Wednesday & Friday evenings until November 19, 2010.

West Nassau PIRATES practices are held at: Gambier Park (field right behind Gambier Elementary School)

Southeast Nassau TITANS practices are held at: Pinewood Gardens Park

Killarney COLTS practices are held at: Pinewood Gardens Park

East Nassau DOLPHINS practices are held at: Elizabeth Estates Park

All Players are invited to attend our Saturday Mini Combines, currently being held at Elizabeth Estates Park at 11AM - 1PM and will continue until October 9th, 2010.

  • Parents please arrive 15 minutes before the start and finish of practice.
  • No children should be left at the field without adult supervision.
  • Parents please let your child’s coach know if your child will be absent from practice.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Have a Dougnut to benefit BAYFA Youth Football


This weekend BAYFA introduced the first of several fresh fundraising initiatives it has slated for the 2010 season.
The league will be offering Krispy Kreme's original glazed doughnuts. The doughnuts are available for $10 per dozen through players, parents and league commissioners.
Funds raised will be used to support the local youth who are unable to afford the league registration fees and make our league fully accessible to all youths regardless or income or status.
If you would like to purchase these irrestable treats please contact Noel Penn @ (242) 636-8829 or send us an email at

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Name: Kipchage Gardiner
Position: Commish & Head Coach
BAYFA Club: Killarney Colts
Age: 34
Occupation: Self Employed

Killarney Colts Commissioner & Head Coach, Kipchage “Kippy” Gardiner, says that “living in the Bahamas I see that our youth are too idle with no extra curricular activities other than baseball and basketball which some kids say is boring and with nothing else to do. Kids are going astray using drugs and committing crimes at a very young age and I want to do something about it.”

Gardiner, a father of three and married for eight years, spent eleven years as a police officer and knows first hand why kids should always have options of constructive things to do with their time.

“I love children and [I know] teaching football builds discipline and forges character. From my past experiences I feel I could be a mentor to some of them who feel like there is no hope. I want to be able to help bring them hope again”, says Gardiner.

“I think it’s great that the organizers of the Bahamas American Youth Football Alliance decided to establish an American youth football league in the Bahamas because it shows right away that more than just Bahamians and government, which has stymied our youth growth movement, care about the future of our youth. It also gives kids a great way to meet new friends and stay out of trouble and creating football clubs will bring communities together and will help put and end to some of the senseless violence through friendship and camaraderie.”

Gardiner says, “...anything to help the youth of the future should be worth anyone's time to volunteer; to teach kids morals, social as well as athletic skills, that would carry them for the rest of their lives and will groom respectful men and women who will be our future leaders.”