The original team were the Ostend Tigers. They merged with the Izegem Redskins to form the West Flanders Tribes.
West Flanders Tribes
The team is the continuation of the former West Flanders Tribes which split up into the Ostend Pirates and the Izegem Tribes
The Pirates started off their first season very strong. Ostend won their first match-up against their former West Flanders Tribes teammates from Izegem Tribes with a 8-12 score. They finished in the semi-finals against the Ghent Gators who would win the Belgian Bowl.