The UEA Pirates used to be a member of the British Collegiate American Football League (BCAFL), however in 2007 moved to the British Universities American Football League (BUAFL). The British Collegiate American Football League ( BCAFL) was an American football league consisting of players from various colleges and universities in the The British Universities American Football League is the successor to the British Collegiate American Football League, which folded in 2007. The UEA Pirates were one of the first southern teams to enter BCAFL, and have a long and inconsistent history. Though the Pirates have remained a competitive team throughout, they only have five playoff appearances to their credit and have not won a playoff contest since reaching the College Bowl in 1991.
In 2007, the UEA Pirates joined the British Universities American Football League.
UEA Pirates 40 - ARU Phantoms 0
Essex Blades 6 - UEA Pirates 33
UEA Pirates 13 - Kent Falcons 6
UEA Pirates 0 - Grenwich Mariners 14
ARU Phantoms 6 - UEA Pirates 9
UEA Pirates 0 - Essex Blades 28
Hertfordshire Hurricanes 64 - UEA Pirates 0
Kent Falcons 0 - UEA Pirates 7
Every year, the current UEA Pirate team play a team composed of ex - players in the Old Boys Game.
2006 UEA Pirates 0 - UEA Parrot Olde Boys 22
2007 UEA Pirates 0 - UEA Parrot Olde Boys 21
Previous games dating back to 1997 have always been in favour of the Old Boys. . . known as the "Parrots"
In 2007, the UEA Pirates played the first friendly game against long established local team, the Norwich Devils, with all proceeds going to local eating disorder charity B. E. A. T. The end result was 17 - 6 in favour of the Pirates. This game was the first annual game between the two teams.