Pirates reach post-season playoffs

UEA Pirates American Football team have won their league, and continue to progress in the playoffs.

The team sealed the Division 1 South-East championship with a 47-6 win at Queen Mary in their last match of the regular season to make it seven wins out of eight and as they enter the end of season playoffs with a points difference of +199.

President Connor Kennedy said: ‘All the guys are buzzing about the win. The division has been a dog fight between us, Kent Falcons and QMBL Vipers [Queen Mary] following shortly behind, fighting for the top spot.

‘This season has been our most successful since before most of us were born. The team was formed in 1987 and we have only won the division 3 times including this year. It is a huge achievement for us, but we’re remaining humble and keeping focused ready for the challenges that we face in the next few weeks.’

Last week the Pirates won their first playoff game also against Queen Mary 14-6 at Colney Lane to see them into the quarter-finals, where they faced Bath on Sunday.

Turn to page 23 for a full interview with Kennedy about all things UEA Pirates…

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