British American Football Association (BAFA) Director Andy Fuller has been named interim Managing Director of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF).
In his new role, the 36-year-old Fuller will lead on the delivery of programmes that support the growth and development of American football around the world.
Fuller told BritViewNFL:
“A huge amount of work has been done in recent years by IFAF and its member federations in growing and developing the game. I intend to use this tremendous platform as a basis for enhancing the work with all our members to support and strengthen them, as well as continuing the progress of IFAF.”
Fuller takes over from Australia’s Michael Ryan on an interim basis as Ryan undertakes other roles within IFAF. Fuller has a long background in football and sports development. He worked in the London office of the National Football League (NFL) before becoming a BAFA Director.
Fuller said: “Football has been a big part of my life and I am delighted to be able to support IFAF in continuing its excellent work in growth and development worldwide.”
IFAF Interim President Mac Kaneuji stated:
“I would like to welcome Andy to the IFAF family. Andy is well known to many because of his work within British football. We are in no doubt that he will make a valuable contribution to our work in the coming months as we build towards the 2015 IFAF Congress.”