2015 East Kilbride Pirates - 30th Anniversary

Sapphire Division 1 North – round one tournament report

February 7th, 2018

The Pirates women’s team made the short journey to Livingston to start their 2018 Sapphire Series Division 1 North campaign. However, the draw meant that they would not face host club Edinburgh Wolves, but would instead take on the two other competing teams. Unfortunately, these were the two stronger teams, and a Pirates team heavy […]

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Pirates celebrate Opal successes

January 7th, 2018

Friday 5 January saw the Pirates women’s flag team gather together at The Raven in Glasgow to celebrate their successes in the 2017 Opal women’s flag campaign. Six awards were handed out by the coaching staff, recognising the top players on both sides of the ball. Quarterback Aynsley Barclay added to her already impressive number […]

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Pirates crown young stars at youth and junior awards night

November 5th, 2017

Friday evening saw over 150 players, coaches, family and friends gather together at the Ballerup Hall in East Kilbride to celebrate the successes of the three under 19s teams that are part of the East Kilbride Pirates American Football Club – East Kilbride Pirates Youth, Hamilton Buccaneers Youth, and East Kilbride Pirates Junior. Junior Head […]

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Try women’s contact American Football – Sunday 22 October

October 7th, 2017

Fancy trying a new sport? The East Kilbride Pirates Women’s team are holding a contact American Football taster session Sunday 22 October from 10am- 12pm on the grass rugby pitch at Hamilton Palace Sports Ground in Hamilton, ML3 6BY. We’re looking for new players to join the team ahead of the 2018 contact season starting […]

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Pirates fall against Blitz in junior Britbowl battle

August 29th, 2017

East Kilbride Pirates 42 – London Blitz 46 For the second successive year the Junior Pirates came within minutes of winning the British title, only to see it taken away in the dying moments of the game.  However, they should not be too disappointed as they contributed greatly to a game that will continue to […]

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Pirates junior secure Britbowl place with win over Caesars

August 25th, 2017

East Kilbride Pirates 20 – Nottingham Caesars 12 On Saturday the Juniors played host to Nottingham Caesars in the Northern Conference Championship game, competing for the right to play in this year’s Britbowl Final. Nottingham had first possession and made steady progress on the back of their running game before eventually being forced to punt. […]

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Britbowl u17 National Championship report

August 25th, 2017

Having secured the Scottish Divisional Title, the Pirates’ U17 side headed to Sheffield to see if they could also retain their British Championship crown. EAST KILBRIDE PIRATES 32 – LEEDS ACADEMY ASSASSINS 12 First up was Leeds Academy Assassins in the Quarter Final. EK were quick out of the blocks, and after forcing Leeds to […]

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Season ends for Pirates with loss away to Sheffield Giants

August 9th, 2017

Sheffield Giants 46 – East Kilbride Pirates 14 The curtain came down on the Pirates’ 2017 Season, and unfortunately there was no grand finale to close out the campaign. EK kicked off and soon made the home side punt, however a holding call on the return saw the Pirates start deep in their own territory. […]

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Pirates back to winning ways with victory over Wolverines

August 1st, 2017

East Kilbride Pirates 32 – Lancashire Wolverines 16 The Pirates got back to winning ways thanks to a strong final quarter, after a closely matched game in the earlier stages. It started promisingly for East Kilbride, who took their initial drive all the way to the Lancs 14-yard line from where QB Neil Baptie connected […]

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Pirates lose on the road to Merseyside Nighthawks

July 28th, 2017

Merseyside Nighthawks 59 – East Kilbride Pirates 13 A fourth straight defeat finally extinguished any slim hopes of post-season football this year and the Pirates must use the remaining fixtures to start building for next season. This game didn’t start well for EK. Their first drive came to a halt when the ball was stripped […]

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