2015 East Kilbride Pirates - 30th Anniversary

2017 adult alignments announced

January 16th, 2017

This evening the British American Football Association (BAFA) announced adult league divisional alignments for the 2017 season. The announcement confirms that NFC Premier conference that the Pirates senior team belongs to bids farewell to the Coventry Jets, who have been relegated to the NFC 1 South division. In their place we welcome the newly promoted […]

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Hamilton Buccaneers launch under 14s flag team

January 10th, 2017

We’re very pleased to announce that our Hamilton Buccaneers youth team will now also offer flag football for under 14s. Interested new players must be at least 11 years old to take part. Flag football is the non-contact version of American football where tackles are made by pulling off a flag worn by all players. […]

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Senior team tryout a success – but still time to get involved

January 10th, 2017

The Pirates senior team held their annual try out event for new recruits on Sunday, with over 25 potential players going through their paces. Rookies started with a welcome meeting, followed by a chance to try out different football drills and skills at stations led by veteran players as coaches observed and assessed their progress. […]

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Women’s team player profiles – Jen Calder

January 2nd, 2017

Got a new year’s resolution to get fit or take up a new sport? Why not try joining the Pirates women’s team? We asked some of our current players to share their thoughts and experiences to help you find out more. Our latest profile is Linebacker Jen Calder who enjoys the sneaky fitness and feeling […]

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Women’s team player profiles – Angela Wilson

December 7th, 2016

Thinking about joining the Pirates women’s team? We asked some of our current players to share their thoughts and experiences to help you find out more. Our latest profile is Angela Wilson who, as a defensive MVP, a team captain and a GB triallist, shows size is no barrier to being successful at American Football! […]

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Women’s team player profiles – Gill McNicoll

December 6th, 2016

Thinking about joining the Pirates women’s team? We asked some of our current players to share their thoughts and experiences to help you find out more. Our latest profile is Gill McNicoll who’s found American Football great for stress relief and sneaky fitness! Age: 34 (I’m glad I’m doing this before my birthday in a […]

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Women’s team player profiles – Heather McGowan

December 1st, 2016

Thinking about joining the Pirates women’s team but not sure what to expect? We asked some of our current players to share their thoughts and experiences to help you make your mind up. Next up, Heather McGowan who’d never played a team sport since netball at school and is now catching touchdown passes! Name: Heather […]

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Women’s team player profiles – Aimee Wilson

November 29th, 2016

Thinking about joining the Pirates women’s team but not sure what to expect? We asked some of our current players to share their thoughts and experiences to help you make your mind up. First up, Aimee Wilson – who went from never having played contact American Football before to representing Great Britain against Spain in […]

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Pirates recognise young stars

November 27th, 2016

Friday evening saw over 170 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 Junior, Hamilton Buccaneers Youth, and East Kilbride Pirates Youth. 20 awards […]

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Steven Kane named Pirates’ Player of the Year

October 30th, 2016

Over 80 players,coaches, staff and family members from the East Kilbride Pirates gathered at The National Piping Centre in Glasgow on Saturday evening for the club’s annual Player of the Year awards night. The evening culminated with veteran defensive lineman Steven Kane being named as Player of the Year in recognition of his outstanding performance […]

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