‎IFAF PRESIDENT: USA FOOTBALL REMAINS A VALUED MEMBER OF IFAF

IFAF on 05/09/2017


The International Federation of American Football (IFAF) released the following statement amid constituent confusion regarding the governing body status of USA Football.

"USA Football, the national governing body of amateur football in the United States, is a valued member of IFAF and the international football community. Also recognizing USA Football as the sport's national governing body are:

International Federation of American Football (IFAF),

United States Olympic Committee (USOC),

National Football League (NFL),

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the

National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)

Richard MacLean, President of IFAF said, "We wish to be clear and unambiguous. USA Football remains a valued member of IFAF and the international football community. We do not recognize any other body from the United States." MacLean continued, "All nations are aware that there have been issues concerning the leadership of international football since a minority of nations walked out of the 2015 Congress in Canton, Ohio, to hold their own meeting. We, supported by our members through a resolution at our Congress in New York in 2016, have applied to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to have our case heard and to seek a final resolution to this matter".

IFAF looks forward to welcoming representatives from USA Football and nations around the world to our Congress in Canada this summer."