BFA Officers and Committee Members

The British Flyball Association is an Unincorporated Association, in that it is an organisation set up by a group of individuals (members) who come together for a reason other than to make profit.  The BFA is not a business, it has no owners and it makes no profit.  It has no paid employees and all BFA officials are volunteers, some elected by the membership (the Committee), some appointed (by the Committee), but none receive any remuneration for their time which is provided free and in addition to their other personal or work commitments.  100% of income generated by the Association (membership fees, tournament fees, or other sources) is, without exception, put toward the necessary functioning of the Association.

The BFA is run by the membership, for the membership.  As such it relies entirely on goodwill to function.  It is therefore of fundamental importance to the existence of the Association that members are at all times polite and respectful to each other and are mutually supportive in all dealings relating to BFA activity.  The role of the Committee is to manage the Association’s resources and provide the necessary endeavour to ensure the continued functioning of the Association for the benefit of the membership.  The Committee are assisted in this by a team of other members who volunteer their time to undertake specific functions as a BFA Official to maintain the framework for flyball which the whole membership rely on to fully enjoy the sport of flyball in the UK.

By choosing to join the BFA you have become a member of the largest, most progressive, vibrant and inclusive (and fun!) flyball association in Europe; you will get an equal voice and equal vote in all matters relating to the BFA.  All we ask in return is that you use your membership responsibly and are polite and respectful in all your dealings with other BFA members and officials.

The following members are those that have volunteered their time to help run the Association on your behalf:

The BFA Committee

David Murdoch
The BFA Chairperson

David Murdoch
Phone - 07843 462473
dcmurdoch564@hotmail.com

David races with Funky Fido's Flyballers based in March, Cambridgeshire. He has been racing flyball for over 10 years with his wife Emily and their 2 sons, Aidan and Elliott. David and family are the proud owners of 8 pooches, comprising 5 Labradors, 1 cross-breed and 2 spaniels. Outside of flyball David is a Sales Director for Airway Group which is an Air Conditioning and Mechanical company based in Papworth Everard serving the south and east of the UK.

 

Rachel Short
The BFA Secretary

Rachel Short 
Phone - 07846 447457
bfacommitteesecretary@gmail.com

Current captain of Commandos Flyball team based in the North-East of England. Rachel started flyball in 2007 and is married to Andrew and they have a daughter, Georgia. They have 5 Border Collies and a lurcher. She is a Head Judge and has been on the committee since 2017. The majority of her time is taken up working full-time as a Nurse Practitioner.

Katie Burns
The BFA Treasurer

Katie Burns
Phone - 07969 439610
bfatreasurer@gmail.com 

Katie is captain of Cheshire-based Carry On's. She has been doing flyball for 19 years and been a team captain for 15. Katie has 4 dogs, a cross-breed, 2 Labradors and a Springer Spaniel (she also borrows her mum's Working Cocker for flyball). Katie is a Registered Pharnacy Technician working full time in the NHS for over 20 years.

   

Craig Burrows

Justin Shearing

Jenni Wallace

Committee Member

Craig Burrows
Phone -  07908 033628
craigburrowsbfa@gmail.com

Craig races with midlands-based Focus with his partner Sarah and their young daughter, Violet. He has been doing flyball for over 24 years and is our youngest qualified Head Judge and Committee member. Craig and Sarah have 12 dogs, including Border Collies, Staffies, lurchers and Spanish Water Dogs. Craig works full time as a Fork Lift Driver.

The BFA Vice-Chair

Justin Shearing
Phone - 07742 633378
juddybfa@gmail.com

'Juddy' races with Buckinghamshire based Lightning Strikes. He has been doing flyball with Melissa and Morgan since 2010. He has been a Head Judge since 2017 and on the committee since 2018. They have 7 dogs, 4 Border Collies, 2 lurchers and a mini Poodle. Juddy has 3 adult sons and works full time as an officer in the Royal Air Force, and has done for over 20 years.

Committee Member

Jenni Wallace
Phone - 07808 912599
jennibfa@gmail.com

Jenni races with Lomond Raiders which she founded with her sister Sarah Wallace in 2004. They have 5 Border Collies, a Labrador and a scruffy Jack Russell. Jenni is a qualified Head Judge and is based in the West of Scotland. Working for NHS Scotland she works a variety of shifts including weekends. Jenni first joined the committee in 2014.

 

 

Alicia Marsland

Jeannette Shelley

Will Whiteley

Committee Member

Alicia Marsland
Phone -  07814 259632
alicia.marslandbfa@gmail.com

Alicia runs the High Flyers team which is based in bedfordshire, with her husband, family and friends. She is a qualified Head Judge and has been doing flyball for 14 years. Alicia has 2 cheeky boys, Seth and Vinny, and 9 spoilt dogs consisting of many breeds who have given her a cleaning obsession! When not running around after her boys, dogs and husband (in that order), Alicia works as a Senior Pediatric Nurse.

Committee Member

Jeannette Shelley
Phone - 07845 535194
jshelleybfa@gmail.com

Committee Member

Will Whiteley
Phone - 07766 781683
willwhiteleybfa@gmail.com

Will is captain of Yorkshire Bouncers based in Scarborough North Yorkshire and was first introduced to flyball in 2001, becoming a judge early on and then a Head Judge in 2005. Will lives near Driffiled in Yorkshire with wife Magda and has 4 children. Will and Magda have Parson Russell Terriers, a lurcher, Borzoi and a Springer Spaniel. Monday to Friday Will is an Operations Manager at a chocolate factory just outside of York.

 

BFA Officials

Jane James
Membership Secretary

Jane James
Phone - 07732 075521
bfamembership@gmail.com

Maria Casley
Show Secretary

Maria Casley
Phone - 07900 257421
bfashowsec@gmail.com

Media Team
Media Team


mediateambfa@gmail.com

Jeff Hughes
Certificates and Awards

Jeff Hughes
Phone - 07954 144135
jeff_pdac@hotmail.com

 

Media Team
Records & Stats Team


bfastats@gmail.com

Maria Casley
Height Card Co-ordinator

Kate Sermon
Phone - 07801 519978
bfaheights@gmail.com


Lights Coordinator


bfalights@gmail.com

Kerena Marchant
Accessibility Officer

Kerena Marchant
kerena.marchant@btopenworld.com

 

Ali Kirk
Webmaster

Ali Kirk
Phone - 07854 426216
alikirkbfa@gmail.com