2015 East Kilbride Pirates - 30th Anniversary

Pirates and GHA work together on cardiac testing opportunity in memory of Rob Worboys

April 1st, 2019

Rob Worboys, a popular player with the East Kilbride Pirates American Football Club tragically passed away in 2016 aged 27 as the result of an undiagnosed heart condition. Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of similar undiagnosed heart conditions.  A staggering 80% have no prior symptoms – just like Rob. […]

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Pirates Gameday Team Are Recruiting – Stats Assistant

March 22nd, 2019

We’re always on the look-out for people to assist on gameday, to bring the best possible experience for players, staff and spectators alike. Any offer of volunteer help is very welcome, but on this occasion we’re specifically seeking people who would be interested in becoming part of the Club’s team of statisticians. With the Club […]

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Pirates elect 2019 club committee at AGM

February 17th, 2019

The East Kilbride Pirates American Football Club held their Annual General Meeting today, electing the committee who will lead them for the season ahead. The event at Hamilton Palace Sports Ground was attended by players, coaches and staff from across the Club. Club Chair Amanda McDonald will be continuing in her role, having been elected […]

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2019 club agm announced

February 1st, 2019

The East Kilbride Pirates American Football Club Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday 17 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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Pirates women celebrate 2018 Opal successes

January 11th, 2019

Friday 4 January saw the Pirates women’s flag team get together at The Raven in Glasgow to celebrate their successes in the 2018 Opal women’s flag campaign. Six main awards were handed out by the coaching staff, recognising the top players on both sides of the ball, as well as a number of smaller awards. […]

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Positional coaching vacancies – East Kilbride Pirates Junior Team

November 21st, 2018

We’re looking for a defensive backs coach and offensive positional coaches to join the staff of one of the UK’s top U19s teams. Interested candidates should: Hold a minimum BAFCA Level 1 coaching qualification Have existing coaching experience or clearly show how their skills and experience from playing football or coaching another sport would be […]

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Perfect Pirates crowned Queens of the North

November 19th, 2018

There would be no 5am starts for the Pirates women’s flag team on this Opal Series game day. For the first time, the Pirates would host an Opal round. The Chorley Buccaneers, Sheffield Giants and Manchester Titans travelled north and within the indoor arena at Ravenscraig Sports Centre, the four sides would battle it out […]

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Pirates Set Sights on Top Seed

November 15th, 2018

After a huge week two performance, the East Kilbride Pirates women’s flag team travelled to Manchester to take on some familiar foes. The Manchester Titans women’s program was on a brief hiatus from the Opal Series, but had returned this year with strong results. A big effort was going to be required to take down […]

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East Kilbride Pirates seniors to play in NFC 1 North

November 3rd, 2018

Meet our opposition for 2019! Conference alignments have been announced for the 2019 British American Football Association National Leagues season for Premier and Division 1 adult contact teams. As expected, the Pirates senior team drops down from NFC Premier North to NFC 1 North. They join Gateshead Senators, Glasgow Tigers, Northumberland Vikings, Yorkshire Academy Rams […]

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Pirates pillage Sheffield

October 28th, 2018

The East Kilbride Pirates women’s flag team improved their record to 8-0 with 4 more resounding wins, including a sound victory over the much-fancied Sheffield Giants. The day opened with a game against something of a bogey team for the Pirates – the Chorley Buccaneers. In last year’s games, the Buccaneers played the Pirates close, […]

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