About Us


Formed in 1985, the East Kilbride Pirates are Scotland’s leading American Football club.

The club is amateur and run by volunteers, and comprises an adult contact team, women’s only teams for flag and contact,  a junior contact team for 16-19 year olds, two youth contact teams for 13-16 year olds and a cadet flag team for ages 9-13.

Our adult team has a roster of over 60 players, coaches and staff and is currently in the British American Football Association’s Division 1.

Our three under 19s contact teams were set up with funding from the Big Lottery’s Awards for All programme and are focused on making sure that young people have an enjoyable experience of American Football in a safe and positive environment.

We launched our women’s teams in September 2015. While girls and women are always welcome to take part in our other teams, our newest addition to the Pirates family was started to take advantage of the growing interest in women’s flag and tackle football.


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