November 18, 2005 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
Media - contact Dave Burch at AFA National Office
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The American Football Association announced today that it will be sending out its annual nominating ballots in the near future for next years (Class of 2006) Semi-Pro Football Hall of Fame candidates. Over the past 25 years the AFA national association has inducted 500 different semi-pro footballers in 11 different categories.

In addition to the ever growing list of HOF Alumni who qualify to receive nominating ballots this year, the AFA will extend balloting opportunities to those semi-pro leagues who supported the AFA during the 2005 season by taking part in the AFA’s 100% team membership program - providing of course that the member league administrators follow the AFA’s nominating qualification criteria.

In an effort to give even more opportunities to those qualified to be nominated for the AFA’s most prestigious annual award (Hall of Fame Enshrinement), the AFA has begun soliciting membership into their national association sponsored Semi-Pro Football Alumni Club. In the future individual team and league alumni clubs across the country, with a qualifying number of memberships, will be allowed to submit an AFA/HOF nominating ballot directly to the AFA selection committee for consideration.

The 2006 Hall of Fame nominating ballots will be mailed soon with the next issue of the AFA’s quarterly “Semi-Pro and Proud” newsletter. Inside the newsletter is an explanation of the current criteria for those qualifying for Semi-Pro Football Hall of Fame consideration along with an application for AFA Alumni Club membership opportunities.

Anyone interested in joining the AFA Semi-Pro Football Alumni Club can request an application by sending an e-mail to We will forward you a colorful PDF file membership form via return e-mail. Be sure to list your name, home address, e-mail address and phone number. Annual membership fee is only $10.

AFA Alumni Club rings, caps, polo shirts, T-shirts, pins, patches and other club merchandise is now available to members - who want to show they’re “Semi-Pro and Proud” about our level of the game. Membership is open to anyone and everyone that, at one time or another, had been (or still is) involved with a semi-pro team and/or league.

About the American Football Association:
The AFA is dedicated to the advancement of semi-pro/minor league football throughout the United States and serves as the National Organization for non-professional leagues and teams from coast-to-coast. For more information about the AFA, please visit their Web site:

Contact: Dave Burch, Director of Communications, American Football Association, 877-624-4485 or