|No. of teams||50 (across three divisions)|
|Most recent champion(s)||London Blitz|
The League has 3 divisions: Premier, 1 and 2, each with a playoff series and championship game to determine a winner. The Championship participants are promoted to the divisions above and the lowest ranking teams in each division are relegated.
Teams compete annually to reach the championship game (BritBowl) and win the Boston Trophy. The game was traditionally hosted at Sheffield's Don Valley Stadium, however the venue for the finals was switched in 2008 due to a schedule conflict with Rotherham United FC, the stadium's temporary tenants, with the match instead being played at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster.
Like most sports in Europe, but unlike most professional American football leagues, the BAFL uses the system of promotion and relegation, with the league divided into three divisions, "Premier," "Division 1" and "Division 2."
The BAFL's Premier Division for the 2009 season comprises five teams; this was due to the late withdrawal of the London Olympians shortly before the start of the 2008 season, together with the voluntary withdrawal of the East Kilbride Pirates, and the relegation of the Birmingham Bulls and Gateshead Senators following their failure to fulfill all of their fixtures the previous season.
Division 1 comprises nineteen teams split into three regional conferences. As well as the teams relegated from the Premier Division, this includes seven teams promoted from Division Two.
|Division 1 North||Division 1 South-East||Division 1 South-West|
Division 2 comprises 26 teams split into six regional conferences. This includes the three new teams accepted as associate members, plus the London Olympians who were re-admitted to this division.
|Division 2 Scottish||Division 2 North||Division 2 Central||Division 2 East||Division 2 South East||Division 2 South West|
|American football in the United Kingdom|
|British American Football Association • List of American football teams in the United Kingdom|
|British American Football League • BritBowl • Boston Trophy|
|BAFL Premier||Bristol Aztecs • Coventry Cassidy Jets • Farnham Fast Lane Knights • London Blitz • Sussex Thunder|
|BAFL 1||North: Dundee Hurricanes • East Kilbride Pirates • Gateshead Senators • Merseyside Nighthawks • Doncaster Mustangs • West Coast Trojans • Yorkshire Rams|
|South East: Cambridgeshire Cats • Ipswich Cardinals • Kent Exiles • London Cobras • Norwich Devils • Peterborough Saxons|
|South West: Birmingham Bulls • Nottingham Caesars • Oxford Saints • Redditch Arrows • South Wales Warriors • Tamworth Phoenix|
|BAFL 2||Scottish: Clyde Valley Blackhawks • Edinburgh Wolves • Glasgow Tigers • Highland Wildcats|
|North: Chester Romans • Hull Hornets • Lancashire Wolverines • Manchester Titans|
|Central: • Leicester Falcons • Lincolnshire Bombers • Shropshire Revolution • Staffordshire Surge|
|East: Bedfordshire Blue Raiders • Colchester Gladiators • Milton Keynes City Pathfinders • Watford Cheetahs|
|South East: East Kent Mavericks • Essex Spartans • London Olympians • Maidstone Pumas|
|South West: Berkshire Renegades • Cornish Sharks • Gloucester Banshees • Hampshire Thrashers • Plymouth Admirals|
|British Universities American Football League|
|Conference 1||North: GCU Roughriders • Glasgow Tigers • Napier Mavericks • Paisley Pyros • Stirling Clansmen • Edinburgh Predators|
|South: Durham Saints • Newcastle Raiders• Northumbria Mustangs • Sunderland Spartans • UT Cougars|
|Conference 2||North: Huddersfield Hawks • Lancaster Bombers • Leeds Celtics • Liverpool Fury • Sheffield Hallam Warriors • Sheffield Sabres • UCH Sharks|
|South: Derby Braves • Leicester Longhorns • Lincoln Colonials • Loughborough Aces • Nottingham Outlaws • Staffordshire Stallions|
|Conference 3||North: Birmingham Lions • BNU Buccaneers • Oxford Cavaliers • Reading Knights • Warwick Wolves|
|South: Bath Killer Bees • Bristol Barracuda • Cardiff Cobras • Plymouth Blitz • Tarannau Aberystwyth • UWE Bullets|
|Conference 4||North: ARU Phantoms • Essex Blades • Hertfordshire Hurricanes • Kent Falcons • UEA Pirates|
|South: Brighton Tsunami • Greenwich Mariners • Portsmouth Destroyers • Royal Holloway Vikings • Southampton Stags • Surrey Stingers|
|British Youth American Football Association • British American Football Referees' Association|
|National Football League sanctioned events: NFL International Series • American Bowl • London Monarchs • Scottish Claymores|