Junior Team

Junior American Football Team

The East Kilbride Pirates Junior team was formed in 2013 and welcomes boys and girls aged 16-19. We play an nine-man contact version of the sport and compete in the  Junior Conference of the British American Football Association’s National Leagues.

Training takes place on Sundays from January at 3-5pm indoors on 3G at Hamilton Palace sports ground, and then outdoors from April at 12.30-3pm at Duncanrig High School in East Kilbride until the end of August. A mid-week session will be added from mid-April onwards.

Costs and equipment

We will supply all necessary playing equipment and team uniform – all you’ll need is suitable practice clothing and footwear and a gumshield. Player subs are £180 a year, payable by monthly standing order split across 12 months from Oct-Oct.  This covers expenses for training, tournaments, equipment and other running costs and allows us to budget across the year. In addition, players are required to be registered with the league each year for competition and insurance purposes. This currently costs £25.00.

2017 fixtures

Game 1 : Sun 30 April – Pirates vs NE Academy, Hamilton Rugby Club, ML3 6PY. Kick off 12pm – 1-0 (W)
Game 2 : Sun 14 May – Pirates vs Highland Wildcats, Inverness, IV3 5SS. Kick off 1pm – 26-12 (W)
Game 3: Sun 11 June – Pirates vs Chorley Buccaneers, Blackburn, BB1 8NB. Kick off 12pm – 20-0 (W)
Game 4: Sun 25 June – Pirates vs Wildcats, Hamilton Rugby Club, ML3 6PY. Kick off 12pm – 30-12 (W)
Game 5 : Sun 9 June – Pirates vs Leeds Academy Assassins, Hamilton Rugby Club, ML3 6PY. Kick off 12pm
Game 6 : Sun 23 July – Pirates vs Merseyside Nighthawks, Skelmersdale, WN8 8BX. Kick off 12pm


2 Youseff Betout DB
5 Martin Gallagher WR
9 Matthew Irvine RB
10 Sam Montgomerie QB
11 Ryan Miller DB
13 Marcus Galanti WR
14 Garry Speedie DB
18 Lewis Smith QB
20 Duncan Milne DB
21 Declan Kelly DB
22 Aidan Gallacher DB
23 Matthew Hamilton WR
29 Callum Ferguson DB
32 Jack Hunter RB
45 Cal McGeechan DB
52 Mark Cochrane LB
54 Dean Baber DL
55 Mark Stewart DL
56 Kyle Gold DL
57 Jack Anderson OL
58 Craig Sanders DL
61 Ryan Nelson DL
71 Gregor Martin OL
74 Kyle Aitchison OL
75 Matthew Pettigrew OL
77 Mark Alexander DL
80 Lee Chappell WR
81 Jack Cochrane WR
82 Struan Bailey WR
83 Scott McKigen WR
85 Christian Rubuga WR
86 Stephen Murdoch WR
88 Fraser McDonald WR
90 Ben Gallagher LB
96 Max Corbett LB
99 Ben Hewitt LB

Coaching Staff

Head Coach / Offensive Line / Special Teams – Matthew Davies
Defensive Coordinator / Assistant HC / Defensive Backs – Nicky Smith
Offensive Coordinator / QBs – Jamie McLaughlin
Wide-receivers – James McIntosh
Running Backs – Michael Smith
Linebackers – Danny Smith
Defensive Backs assistant – Arnold Masayila
Defensive Line – Alex McCallum

2016 Fixtures and results

Game 1 : Sun 24 May – vs Highland Wildcats, Inverness, KO 1pm – 24-8 (W)
Game 2: Sun 1 May – vs Newcastle Vikings, Hamilton Rugby Club, KO 11.30am – 36-12 (W)
Game 3: Sun 26 June – vs Highland Wildcats, Inverness, KO 1pm – 20-20 (T)
Game 4: Sun 10 July – vs Newcastle Vikings, Newcastle 1-0 (W – forfeit)
Game 5: Sun 17 July – vs Highland Wildcats, Hamilton Rugby Club, KO 1pm 0 26-16 (W)
Game 6: Sun 24 July – vs Newcastle Vikings, Newcastle 1-0 (W – forfeit)
Semi-final: Sun 14 August – vs Manchester Titans, Salford, KO 2pm –  16-0 (W)
British u19s final: Sat 27 August – vs Kent Exiles, Sixways Stadium Worcester, KO 12pm – 8-14 (L)

For more information and to register interest in joining or helping out, email juniors@piratesfootball.co.uk


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