The British Collegiate American Football League (BCAFL) was an American football league consisting of players from various colleges and universities in the United Kingdom.
In 2007 it was succeeded by the British Universities American Football League.
The league officially began in the 1985–1986 season with 4 teams, and celebrated its 20th anniversary with 37 teams competing the 2005–2006 campaign. The final season was contested by 39 teams, with some teams consisting of players from more than one institution.
Throughout its existence, BCAFL was plagued by the fact that some of its teams played at a vastly higher skill level than others. During its final years the British Student American Football Association (BSAFA), who was responsible for the operations of BCAFL, made great strides towards competitive balance; increasing the skill level on the field and expanding the game throughout the UK. However after extended public disagreements with the policies of the games governing body the British American football Association(BAFA), the BAFA dissolved the BSAFA with all the teams benig forced to transfer to the new British university American Football League (BUAFL).
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