Bert Bell Memorial Football Conference
State mandated background checks: League
mandatory back checks for all volunteers, the Pennsylvania State Legislature
has a law that all persons having repetitive contact with children have the
following clearances, criminal history from the Pennsylvania State Police and
Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services.
Additionally, a fingerprint based federal criminal history (FBI) submitted
through the Pennsylvania State Police or its authorized agent is required if
the position the volunteer is applying for is a paid position; and the
volunteer has lived outside the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the last 10
ESTABLISHED IN 1962
The Bert Bell Memorial Football Conference provides football and cheerleading for the Suburban Philadelphia Area, including Montgomery, Chester, Bucks, and Delaware Counties as well as New Castle County, Delaware. The Conference is founded to further the ideals of the game of football at the school level. Its general purpose is to strive to equip boys and girls with the mechanical skills, physical condition and mental attitude necessary for the pursuance of the game at the high school and college level. Also, to teach through supervision and by example the principles of sportsmanship and fair play, without undue emphasis on winning or losing. This program shall be implemented in such a way as to make no sacrifice to scholastic achievement. Contrarily, it shall be the purpose to teach participants that eligibility for athletic activity is based on satisfactory performance in the classroom.