2015 East Kilbride Pirates - 30th Anniversary

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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Pirates hold AGM and elect new committee members

February 26th, 2017

The East Kilbride Pirates American Football Club held their Annual General Meeting on Sunday, electing the committee who will lead them for the season ahead. The event at the Bowling Pavilion at Hamilton Palace Sports Ground was attended by players, coaches and staff from across the Club. Following an update on club finances, attendees had […]

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Club AGM set for Sunday 26 February

January 31st, 2017

The East Kilbride Pirates American Football Club Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday 26 February, from 12pm – 12.55pm in the Bowls Pavilion, Hamilton Palace Sports Ground, Mote Hill, Hamilton, ML3 6BY. Who can attend? All Pirates club members, coaches, committee, friends, family and supporters are welcome to attend the AGM. This includes […]

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Club SL Bronze Award status awarded once again

January 24th, 2017

We’re delighted to share the news that we’ve once again achieved South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture’s Club SL Bronze Award status as part of their annual review process. Club SL is an accreditation scheme that reviews all aspects of a club, including it’s governance and administration, insurance and coaching qualifications and makes sure it provides […]

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Defensive Line coaching vacancy

January 24th, 2017

We’re looking for a Defensive Line coach to join our staff and be part of one of the country’s leading premiership teams. Interested candidates should: Hold a BAFCA Level 1 coaching qualification Have existing experience coaching defensive line or clearly show how their skills and experience from coaching another position would be transferable Be a […]

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2017 adult alignments announced

January 16th, 2017

This evening the British American Football Association (BAFA) announced adult league divisional alignments for the 2017 season. The announcement confirms that NFC Premier conference that the Pirates senior team belongs to bids farewell to the Coventry Jets, who have been relegated to the NFC 1 South division. In their place we welcome the newly promoted […]

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Hamilton Buccaneers launch under 14s flag team

January 10th, 2017

We’re very pleased to announce that our Hamilton Buccaneers youth team will now also offer flag football for under 14s. Interested new players must be at least 11 years old to take part. Flag football is the non-contact version of American football where tackles are made by pulling off a flag worn by all players. […]

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