2015 East Kilbride Pirates - 30th Anniversary

EKP Junior: Senior Stories – Nick Kosic

May 3rd, 2016

Welcome to the first edition of our new series Senior Stories, where each week writer Nicky Smith introduces one of our third year or ‘senior’ members of our junior squad. The career of a Junior player is a short one as they can only take part between the ages of 16 and 19. This year […]

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Pirates torched by flaming Phoenix

May 3rd, 2016

East Kilbride Pirates 7 Tamworth Phoenix 55 East Kilbride not only gave up their eight year old unbeaten home League record, but suffered an embarrassing defeat at the hands of their closest rivals. Tamworth simply outplayed the Pirates in every phase of the game and have put themselves in the driving seat for the race […]

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Juniors stay top with strong home win

May 3rd, 2016

East Kilbride Pirates 36 Newcastle Vikings 12 EKP juniors set out to build on their week one win over Highland Wildcats as they faced Newcastle Vikings on Sunday. However, it was the visitors who were first to show, as they took the lead on a 39-yard fumble recovery and return by Ben Evans. The extra […]

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Pirates launch iOS and Android app

April 30th, 2016

You can now keep up to date with news and information about the East Kilbride Pirates on the move on your phone or tablet, thanks to our new app. Available for both iOS and Android, the app includes information for all our teams and will also let you sign up for notifications so we can […]

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Juniors start season with win over Wildcats

April 26th, 2016

Highland Wildcats 8 East Kilbride Pirates 24 The Junior Pirates kicked off their 2016 campaign with a trip to Inverness where they faced current champions Highland Wildcats. East Kilbride have recruited well during the o ff-season, practicing hard as they prepare to mount a challenge this year, and were looking for an early indicator of […]

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Hamilton Buccaneers tournament report

April 25th, 2016

Last weekend saw the Hamilton Buccaneers play host to the first Youth Tournament of the 2016 Season. The visitors to the Palace Grounds were reigning champions Highland Wildcats, Edinburgh Wolves and near-neighbours East Kilbride Pirates. It was the local rivals who met in the first encounter. The Buccs, having seen several of their 2015 squad […]

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Iain Dick takes Pirates all-time rushing record

April 19th, 2016

The Pirates got some great news this week from the unlikeliest of sources, a couple of historic stats sheets from two of the toughest losses in team history! Pirates long time stats-keeper Bill Campbell has worked hard for many years to try and maintain an accurate record of team and individual statistical achievements for the […]

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Pirates open with win over Wolverines

April 11th, 2016

 East Kilbride Pirates 20 Lancashire Wolverines 0 Sunday saw the curtain come up on the 2016 Northern Conference campaign, and the opening fixture saw last year’s winners take on the third placed Wolverines. Both sides were keen to gain some early impetus going into what will almost certainly be another closely run competition. The game […]

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First Sapphire win for EKP women – tournament report by Bill Campbell

March 14th, 2016

Saturday 12 March saw East Kilbride Pirates host Round 2 of the 2016 Sapphire Series, a 5v5 kitted tournament for women. Kicking off was a tie against Chester Romans, the first time these sides had met. A whirlwind start by the visitors saw them score three touchdowns on their first three possessions. Actually the first […]

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Women’s team make kitted debut – game report by Bill Campbell

February 27th, 2016

After taking part in the Opal Series for Flag Football during 2015, the East Kilbride Pirates Women’s team made their debut in the full contact, kitted equivalent, the Sapphire Series, in South Queensferry on Saturday. In their opening game they faced the Teesside Steelers. The English side took the opening drive into EK territory, but […]

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