2015 East Kilbride Pirates - 30th Anniversary

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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Pirates take Roman road to the playoffs

August 3rd, 2018

Chester Romans 20 – East Kilbride Pirates 28 Despite a sub-par performance that saw a string of missed blocks and broken tackles, the Pirates junior team did just enough to secure the win and progress to the Northern Conference Playoff Game. Chester went 3-and-out on their opening drive and a short punt gave East Kilbride […]

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Pirates becalmed as Nighthawks pounce

July 24th, 2018

Merseyside Nighthawks 46 – East Kilbride Pirates 13 East Kilbride headed south for the penultimate game of the 2018 campaign, and it was the visitors who made the breakthrough on their second drive. Seven plays took them from their own 20 to the Merseyside 4-yard line before QB Neil Baptie ran the ball home on […]

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Juniors clinch Scottish title with win over Wildcats

July 17th, 2018

Highland Wildcats 18 – East Kilbride Pirates 28 The Junior Pirates clinched their third consecutive Scottish title with a come from behind win in Inverness on Sunday. The Wildcats sprung straight out of the traps, scoring on a 47-yard run by Alex Roberts on the first play of the game. East Kilbride’s first drive stalled […]

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No reprieve As Pirates plummet towards relegation

July 11th, 2018

East Kilbride Pirates 12 – Merseyside Nighthawks 25 The Pirates’ seven year stay in the Premier Division looks set to come to an end. They would need to win both remaining games at Merseyside and Tamworth while other results also went in their favour to avoid the drop to Division 1 next year. East Kilbride […]

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Titans U19 sink Pirates

July 11th, 2018

East Kilbride Pirates 12 – Manchester Titans 37 The Pirates U-19 side went into this game knowing that a win would guarantee them home field advantage in the semi-finals in August. However, with both regular quarterbacks unavailable, former youth QB Lewis Smith had to move from his position on the defensive line to take control […]

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Hamilton Buccaneers – youth tournament report

July 11th, 2018

Hamilton Buccaneers played host to the final Youth Tournament of the Season on Saturday. The late withdrawal of Gateshead Senators left the Scottish triumvirate to complete a shortened round-robin event. HAMILTON BUCCANEERS 00 – EAST KILBRIDE PIRATES 61 First up was the home side against near neighbour East Kilbride Pirates. Unfortunately for the Buccaneers, the […]

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Pirates scuttled by unphamiliar Phoenix

July 2nd, 2018

East Kilbride Pirates 00 – Tamworth Phoenix 46 Tamworth arrived in Scotland ill-prepared for their game against EK. Indeed, they arrived with an incomplete set of gameshirts and had to borrow East Kilbride’s “away” kit to wear during the match. Despite the strange look however, Tamworth put in the type of performance expected from a […]

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