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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 fixture – tbc

2016 Fixtures and results

Game 1 : Sun 24 May – vs Highland Wildcats, Inverness, KO 1pm – 24-8 (W)
Game 2: Sun 1 May – vs Newastle 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)


1 Kyle Gold DL
2 Christian Rubuga WR
3 Jamie Clark DB
5 Martin Gallagher WR
7 Jordan Gilmour TE
9 Matt Irvine WR
11 Ryan Miller DB
12 Matthew Caminade DB
13 Marcus Galanti WR
14 Sam Montgomerie QB
18 Lewis Smith QB
20 Adam Fitzpatrick DB
22 Matthew Hamilton WR
24 Will Price RB
26 Connor Park WR
29 Matthew Millar WR
30 Craig Sanders DB
32 Jack Hunter RB
33 Ryan Davies RB
45 Cal McGeechan DB
52 Mark Cochrane LB
53 Keir Bell OL
54 Kieran Butler DL
55 Mark Stewart DL
70 Paul McLennan OL
71 Gregor Martin OL
74 Kyle Aitchison OL
75 Cameron Hynd-Gaw OL
80 Aidan Gallacher WR
82 Struan Bailey WR
87 Matthew Pettigrew WR
88 Youssef Betout WR
89 Callum Ferguson WR
91 Mark McAuley DB
94 Mark Alexander DL
96 David Harvey DL

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
Offensive assistant – James Dodds
Linebackers – Danny Smith
Defensive Backs assistant – Arnold Masayila
Defensive Line – Alex McCallum
Defensive Assistant – Stewart Adam
Film – Adam Wardrop

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


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