2015 East Kilbride Pirates - 30th Anniversary

Pirates women celebrate 2018 Opal successes

January 11th, 2019

Friday 4 January saw the Pirates women’s flag team get together at The Raven in Glasgow to celebrate their successes in the 2018 Opal women’s flag campaign. Six main awards were handed out by the coaching staff, recognising the top players on both sides of the ball, as well as a number of smaller awards. […]

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Positional coaching vacancies – East Kilbride Pirates Junior Team

November 21st, 2018

We’re looking for a defensive backs coach and offensive positional coaches to join the staff of one of the UK’s top U19s teams. Interested candidates should: Hold a minimum BAFCA Level 1 coaching qualification Have existing coaching experience or clearly show how their skills and experience from playing football or coaching another sport would be […]

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Perfect Pirates crowned Queens of the North

November 19th, 2018

There would be no 5am starts for the Pirates women’s flag team on this Opal Series game day. For the first time, the Pirates would host an Opal round. The Chorley Buccaneers, Sheffield Giants and Manchester Titans travelled north and within the indoor arena at Ravenscraig Sports Centre, the four sides would battle it out […]

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Pirates Set Sights on Top Seed

November 15th, 2018

After a huge week two performance, the East Kilbride Pirates women’s flag team travelled to Manchester to take on some familiar foes. The Manchester Titans women’s program was on a brief hiatus from the Opal Series, but had returned this year with strong results. A big effort was going to be required to take down […]

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East Kilbride Pirates seniors to play in NFC 1 North

November 3rd, 2018

Meet our opposition for 2019! Conference alignments have been announced for the 2019 British American Football Association National Leagues season for Premier and Division 1 adult contact teams. As expected, the Pirates senior team drops down from NFC Premier North to NFC 1 North. They join Gateshead Senators, Glasgow Tigers, Northumberland Vikings, Yorkshire Academy Rams […]

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Pirates pillage Sheffield

October 28th, 2018

The East Kilbride Pirates women’s flag team improved their record to 8-0 with 4 more resounding wins, including a sound victory over the much-fancied Sheffield Giants. The day opened with a game against something of a bogey team for the Pirates – the Chorley Buccaneers. In last year’s games, the Buccaneers played the Pirates close, […]

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Pirates perfect so far

October 16th, 2018

The Pirates women’s flag team enter week 2 of the Opal Series with a perfect 4-0 record, matched only in the North by their competitive rivals, the Sheffield Giants. The Giants sit atop of the North conference of the Opal Series by virtue of a superior points difference, but there were plenty of positives for […]

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New Head Coaches for women’s contact and Hamilton Buccaneers

August 29th, 2018

We’re delighted to announce the following new coaching appointments. East Kilbride Pirates women’s contact Claire Cochrane takes over as Head Coach of the East Kilbride Pirates women’s contact team from outgoing Head Coach Andrew McGowan. As well as being one of the founding members of the East Kilbride Pirates women’s contact team with three seasons […]

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Pirates break Cheetahs’ Herts

August 29th, 2018

East Kilbride Pirates 46 – Hertfordshire Cheetahs 0 The Pirates Under 19 side rounded off their season with a resounding win in the National Plate Final on a cold, wet day in Leeds. East Kilbride kicked off and quickly had their opponenets under pressure. A wayward snap shot over the QB’s head and out of […]

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Tamworth tame Pirates to end campaign

August 16th, 2018

Tamworth Phoenix 55 – East Kilbride Pirates 00 The curtain came down on a season to forget for EKP with a comprehensive defeat at the hands of reigning champions Tamworth. Phoenix cliched the Northern Conference title and now move on in their attempts to retain the Britball crown. Early exchanges were tentative until Tamworth scored […]

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