2015 East Kilbride Pirates - 30th Anniversary

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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East Kilbride Pirates are u17s British Champions!

September 5th, 2016

The East Kilbride Pirates Youth team won the British under 17s championship on Saturday 3 September at the Youth Britbowl event at Sheffield Hallam University Sports Park. Eight teams competed for the championship title on the day, in a knock-out tournament formula. All teams who competed had finished top in their conference from across the […]

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Britbowl heartache for Pirates junior team

August 29th, 2016

Kent Exiles 14 – East Kilbride Pirates 8 Their trip to Britbowl ended in heartache for the Pirates U19 squad when they had the title ripped from their grasp in the later stages after having led for most of the game. East Kilbride received the kick off and quickly moved into their stride. Early runs […]

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Pirates junior topple Titans for place at Britbowl finals

August 16th, 2016

Manchester Titans 00 – East Kilbride Pirates 16 The season of success continued for the Pirates Junior side when they added the title of Northern Conference Champions to that of Scottish Divisional Winners. They now have the opportunity to complete the set by winning the National Champions’ crown later this month. With half of their […]

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Text a donation today and become a Britbowl bus booster!

August 15th, 2016

We still need your help. Yesterday’s fantastic semi-final win over Manchester Titans for our juniors means both our Pirates youth and junior teams are now heading to compete for a British title within the next three weeks. This takes our Britbowl campaign bus bill to over £3,000. Please help us by donating a fiver or […]

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EKP junior – senior stories: Stuart Gilmour

August 13th, 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. Now for the final instalment of our critically acclaimed Senior Stories series! And is there a better way to end it than with the man, the myth, the […]

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Pirates close 2016 campaign with comfortable win

August 9th, 2016

Sheffield Predators 14 East Kilbride Pirates 57 The Pirates brought down the curtain on their 2016 campaign with a comfortable win in Yorkshire. The resulting 6 win – 4 loss record means that there is no play-off action this year, so the planning to rectify that situation next season has already begun. On a field […]

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