Phoenix burn Pirates with 48-0 shutout win

June 20th, 2017

Tamworth Phoenix 48 – East Kilbride Pirates 00 The momentum that the Pirates had been gradually building in the early part of this campaign came to a shuddering halt as they hit the wall known as Tamworth Phoenix on Sunday. This was the first time East Kilbride had failed to score in a league game, […]

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Baillie Gifford sponsorship scheme boosts women’s team funds

June 14th, 2017

We’re delighted to share the news that investment management firm Baillie Gifford have donated £1,000 to our East Kilbride Pirates Women’s team through their small awards sponsorship scheme for staff members. EKPW team member Karyn McIntosh, a client administrator with the firm, flagged the opportunity last month, allowing the club to submit an application for […]

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Pirates junior shut out Chorley Buccaneers

June 13th, 2017

Chorley Buccaneers 00 – East Kilbride Pirates 20 The Junior Pirates continued their unbeaten start to the season with a comfortable win in what was being called the “Swashbuckle Bowl”. It was the visitors who got off to the perfect start. Jack Cochrane fielded the opening kick off and returned it fully 75 yards for […]

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Pirates win on the road against Wolverines

June 6th, 2017

Lancashire Wolverines 19 – East Kilbride Pirates 37 It was back to League business for the Pirates on Sunday when they travelled to Blackburn to take on the Wolverines. Early exchanges were tentative and the first period passed without any scoring. Lancashire began the second quarter with the ball, but despite moving into EK territory, […]

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Pirates enjoy challenge game against touring team CMS Stags

May 22nd, 2017

For the third successive year, East Kilbride Pirates played host to a touring NCAA Division III college team. This year’s visitors were the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags from California. The tourists kicked off and immediately pinned the Pirates inside their own 10-yard line. From there EK gained just 6 yards before having to punt.  It subsequently took […]

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Pirates juniors get season underway with win over Wildcats

May 17th, 2017

Highland Wildcats 12 – East Kilbride Pirates 26 Following the forfeit by their opponents of the opening fixture, the Junior Pirates finally got the season under way with a trip to face old rivals the Highland Wildcats. The Wildcats won the toss and unusually chose to kick-off, a decision that would return to haunt them […]

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Pirates take hard-fought victory over Wolves

May 8th, 2017

Edinburgh Wolves 15 – East Kilbride Pirates 20 A hard-fought, come from behind victory saw the Pirates maintain their unbeaten start to the League campaign. Having already drawn with the Wolves last month, a close encounter was always on the cards. The first quarter saw the sides trading field position throughout, with the home side […]

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Pirates secure first win of the season against Giants

May 1st, 2017

East Kilbride Pirates 21 – Sheffield Giants 6 After drawing the opening game of the season against Edinburgh, the Pirates were keen to get a win under their belts when they faced Sheffield Giants on Sunday. The Giants, having rebranded from their previous incarnation as the Sheffield Predators, were also looking for a win, having […]

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Pirates women fundraise and help GB Lions reach 8,707k target

May 1st, 2017

Members of the Pirates women’s team had a busy Sunday fundraising for the team, for the new Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Bellahouston Park, and helping the GB Lions women’s campaign to raise money to compete in the World Championships in Canada in June. On Sunday morning EKPW players Gill McNicoll, Zoe Hatfield […]

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New coaching structure for Pirates women’s programme

April 24th, 2017

Following a review and planning session, the Pirates are pleased to announce a change to the structure of the club’s women’s programme. The change sees the existing women’s team split out into distinct flag and contact football teams under the leadership of separate Head Coaches. The move is designed to ensure both strands of women’s […]

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