We are committed to the development of American (Tackle) Football, as Jamaica already has a long history with athletes excelling in Tackle Football in the USA and Canada. Our diaspora has readily adopted American football and used it as a vehicle to complete their university education and some have been lucky enough to compete professionally in the US, Canada and Europe.
Establishing the National Tackle Football Association, we intend to use Tackle Football as a tool for young men of Jamaica to take advantage of the same opportunities afforded to the American athletes. The NTFA is a member of the IFAF, international tackle football federation formed in 1998.
Currently, the NTFA has created the association and developing member institutions along with the educational and operational programs that aid in the developmental process of Tackle Football (GRIDIRON).