2015 East Kilbride Pirates - 30th Anniversary

Fourth defeat ends play-off hopes for Pirates

June 27th, 2016

East Kilbride Pirates 3 Merseyside Nighthawks 23 A fourth defeat of this year’s campaign finally closed the door on the Pirates’ play-off hopes for 2016. With both Merseyside and Tamworth still undefeated, the worst that either can finish is 6-4. This matches EK’s best possible finish, but both hold head-to-head advantage over the Pirates. The […]

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Women’s team taster on Tuesday

June 27th, 2016

Fancy trying a new sport? The East Kilbride Pirates Women’s team are holding a flag football taster session on Tuesday 28 June at 7pm on Glasgow Green. No experience or equipment is needed and we’ll teach you everything you need to know. We launched our women’s only team in September 2015 and since then we’ve […]

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Pirates enjoy North Central College challenge

June 20th, 2016

East Kilbride Pirates 0 North Central College Cardinals 81 East Kilbride took a break from their domestic season to play host to the visiting NCAA Div III side from Illinois. The inexperienced Pirates team knew they would be in for a hard time, and despite the heavy defeat, enjoyed the opportunity to play against top […]

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EKP junior: Senior Stories – Darren Robert

June 18th, 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of Senior Stories, where each week writer Nicky Smith introduces one of our third year or ‘senior’ members of our junior squad. It’s time for edition number six, and it’s back to the defensive side of the ball with one of the biggest characters on the team – linebacker Darren […]

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Pirates fall short against Phoenix

June 14th, 2016

Tamworth Phoenix 15 East Kilbride Pirates 13 Despite putting in a performance more reminiscent of years past, the Pirates just came up short in their bid to keep the defence of their title alive. Instead it was challengers to the throne Tamworth who took the victory, leaving East Kilbride to concentrate on securing second spot […]

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Women’s team celebrate successes and announce new Head Coach

June 11th, 2016

The East Kilbride Pirates women’s team celebrated the completion of their first ever kitted football Sapphire Series season and announced award winners and a new head coach at a dinner in Glasgow on Friday evening. The winners were: Most Improved Player – Amy Oliver Sapphire Offensive MVP – Claire Cochrane Sapphire Defensive MVP – Angela […]

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Pirates set to welcome North Central College

June 10th, 2016

The East Kilbride Pirates are set to welcome NCAA Div III team North Central College Cardinals to Scotland on 19 June for a friendly game. The Cardinals are travelling to Scotland from Illinois as an extension of a wider educational and cultural tour of Ireland and will take on the Pirates at Burnbrae, home of […]

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EKP junior: Senior Stories – Jordan Gilmour

June 9th, 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of Senior Stories, where each week writer Nicky Smith introduces one of our third year or ‘senior’ members of our junior squad. This week we introduce you to Tight End Jordan Gilmour who has the ability to make a huge impact on the field. The Essentials Name: Jordan Gilmour Position: […]

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Pirates take welcome win over Wolverines

June 6th, 2016

Lancashire Woverines 9 East Kilbride Pirates 30 The Pirates switchback season continued as they extended the win, loss, win, loss pattern with their third victory of the campaign. They must now hope to break that sequence when they travel to face Tamworth Phoenix this coming Sunday (12 June). It was the home side who kicked […]

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EKP junior: Senior Stories – Matthew Hamilton

May 24th, 2016

Welcome to the next edition of Senior Stories, where each week writer Nicky Smith introduces one of our third year or ‘senior’ members of our junior squad. This week we introduce you to one of the Divas, at least position wise, Wide Receiver Matthew Hamilton. The Essentials Name: Matthew Hamilton Position: Wide Receiver Nickname: Shoes […]

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