JUNIOR AND YOUTH TEAMS
The East Kilbride Pirates have two youth teams in the South Lanarkshire area for players aged 14-16 years old, and one junior for those aged 16-18. All teams are run by our club's committee and are coached by a mix of our senior coaching staff, senior players, former players and volunteers.
Start-up funding for all three teams has been as a direct result of support from Awards for All Scotland.
Players at the 14-16 age group take part in a 5-a-side contact version of the game and compete in a mix of friendlies and league tournaments in locations across Scotland including Edinburgh, Lossimouth and Inverness. Players aged 16-19 take part in an 8-a-side contact version of the game. Players aged 16 can train and compete at both levels.
We supply all necessary playing equipment and team uniform, all you need is suitable practice clothing and footwear and a gumshield.
We're committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to ensuring our safeguarding practices reflect statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and British American Football Association requirements. Find our more about our club child protection policy and codes of conduct for coaches and young players.
East Kilbride Pirates Junior (16-19)
The East Kilbride Pirates Junior team is currently recruiting and will be looking to compete in the 2014 season. Practice is currently on a break until the new year, and will return from Sunday 11 January, from 10am-12pm on the indoor pitch at Hamilton Palace Sports Ground.
East Kilbride Pirates Juniors - more information
East Kilbride Pirates Youth (14-16)
The East Kilbride Pirates Youth team was formed in 2010, and since then has successfully competed in the Scottish Conference of the British American Football Association's National League. They were finalists for the 2014 Britbowl national championships. The team trains at Duncanrig High School in East Kilbride on Tuesdays from 7pm-8.30pm and Sundays from 10am-12pm.
East Kilbride Pirates Youth - more information
Hamilton Buccaneers Youth (14-16)
The Hamilton Buccaneers were formed in 2012 and and since then has successfully competed in the Scottish Conference of the British American Football Association's National League. The team practices on the indoor pitch at Hamilton Palace Sports Ground on Sundays from 4pm - 6pm.
Hamilton Buccanneers - more information