2015 East Kilbride Pirates - 30th Anniversary

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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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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