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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Pirates open season with disappointing draw against Wolves

April 10th, 2017

East Kilbride Pirates 26 – Edinburgh Wolves 26 The newly promoted Edinburgh Wolves provided Scottish opposition for the Pirates for the first time since August 2013 and the home side came perilously close to losing their 20 year old unbeaten record against other Scottish sides. Edinburgh kicked off and immediately forced EK to go 3-and-out. […]

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Look ahead – Pirates vs Wolves

April 6th, 2017

Matthew Davies previews Sunday’s season opening game against Premier Division new kids on the block the Edinburgh Wolves. Season openers are always interesting games. So much can change in the seven months since a game was played, with retirements, transfers, injuries and coaching staff changes all adding up to give you a matchup between two […]

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Juniors kick off campaign with Canadian friendly

March 14th, 2017

East Kilbride Pirates 0 – Selwyn House School 15 The Junior Pirates kicked off their 2017 campaign with a pre-season friendly against touring Canadian side, Selwyn House School Gryphons. The first problem to overcome was which version of the game to play. Domestically, Junior football is 9v9 but the Canadians are used to playing 12-a-side. […]

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Tough opening tournament for Pirates women’s team

February 27th, 2017

The East Kilbride Pirates women’s team kicked off the 2017 Sapphire Series Division 1 North by hosting the first tournament of their campaign. With the Scottish sides having moved up from playing 5v5 to the 7-a-side version, it turned out to be a steep learning curve for both the Pirates and Edinburgh Wolves. The Wolves […]

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