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 team, a women’s only team,  a junior team for 16-19 year olds and two youth teams for 14-16 year olds.

Our adult team has a roster of over 65 players, coaches and staff and is currently one of only two teams in Scotland to play in the British American Football Association’s NFC Premier Division and we’re consistently ranked amongst the top ten teams in the UK.

Our three under 19s 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 team 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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