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Neil Baptie crowned player of the year

October 4th, 2019

Over 60 players, coaches, staff and family members from the East Kilbride Pirates senior team gathered at Committee Room No 9 in Glasgow last Friday evening for the club’s annual Player of the Year awards night. The evening culminated with quarterback Neil Baptie being named as Player of the Year in recognition of his outstanding […]

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Strong start to Opal season for EKP women’s flag

October 3rd, 2019

There were plenty of changes for the East Kilbride Pirates Women’s Flag Team to ponder at the start of the 2019 Opal season. A new coaching staff, several new players and a new league set up would need to be navigated in order to continue the success the team has enjoyed in the past three […]

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Blitz final defences too strong for Pirates invasion force

September 8th, 2019

London Blitz 26 v 0 East Kilbride Pirates When the East Kilbride Pirates strode proudly onto the field at New River Stadium just before noon last Sunday, it was the end of a long journey.  The final 100 or so yards they walked from the changing room to their side-line, only added to the well-over […]

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Pirates juniors best Birmingham to clinch Britbowl berth

August 24th, 2019

The East Kilbride Pirates are now just one-win-away from Britbowl glory after defeating the Birmingham Lions in the BAFA U19 semi-final last Sunday. 

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New women’s flag Head Coach

August 16th, 2019

Coach Alan Young has stepped away as Head Coach of the East Kilbride Women’s Flag team, to focus on the exciting challenge of a Master’s degree, in addition to his continuing role as GB Men’s Flag Head Coach. Defensive Coordinator Andrew Gibson is stepping up to take over the head coaching role for the team […]

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Black Country Blues Leave Pirates Down And Out

August 12th, 2019

Sandwell Steelers 21 – East Kilbride Pirates 20  The Pirates’ 2019 Season came to a premature end on Sunday as they narrowly lost out in the Division 1 Playoff Quarter Final. EK were first in possession but immediately had to punt. However, Sandwell’s initial drive stalled when Ryan Miller picked off a wayward pass from […]

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Women’s contact coaching staff 2019-2020

August 5th, 2019

We’re delighted to announce the 2019-2020 coaching line up for our women’s contact team – led by returning Head Coach Claire Cochrane! Our women’s contact team is gearing up to start their pre-season with a taster session on Wednesday 28 August at GHA Rugby Club. Ahead of this we’re pleased to announce the coaching staff […]

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Pirates Pillaged by Victorious Vikings

July 22nd, 2019

East Kilbride Pirates 00 – Northumberland Vikings 05 It’s not clear whether it was caused by the overhead conditions or big game nerves, but East Kilbride chose the wrong time to put up their poorest performance of the campaign. While their Defence repeatedly kept them in the contest, a stuttering Offence was unable to penetrate […]

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Pirates march on to 9 in Jarrow

July 7th, 2019

Gateshead Senators 14 – East Kilbride Pirates 53 A trip to the North East of England saw East Kilbride make it 9 wins on the trot with a convincing win against an under strength Gateshead squad. The Pirates almost got off to the perfect start when Andrew McBride returned the opening kick off 80 yards, […]

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Sky Pirates take aerial route to victory

July 1st, 2019

East Kilbride Pirates 52 – Aberdeen Roughnecks 06 With closest rivals Northumberland having won earlier in the day, the Pirates knew that a win was essential in this encounter. Aberdeen had given EK a tough game back in Week 1 and a similar challenge was expected in the return fixture. However, despite a strong run […]

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