2015 East Kilbride Pirates - 30th Anniversary

Pirates end on a high note

October 21st, 2021

Inverclyde Goliaths 00 – East Kilbride Pirates 35   East Kilbride brought down the curtain on their truncated, post-Covid 2021 campaign with a shut-out victory at Battery Park in Greenock. In doing so, they secured top spot in the Caledonia Conference Championship. After receiving the kickoff and returning it into Goliaths’ territory, the Pirates took […]

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Andrew McGowan named senior team head coach as Jamie McLaughlin steps away

October 20th, 2021

Following a successful end to the 2021 season, current head coach Jamie McLaughlin has decided to step away to spend more time with his imminently expanding young family. Jamie has been involved with the Pirates as a player and coach for nearly 15 years. He leaves his head coaching role on a high note, after […]

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Pirates suffer capital punishment

October 6th, 2021

Edinburgh Wolves 14 – East Kilbride Pirates 00 The two sides vying for the Scottish Caledonia Conference title met at Edinburgh University’s Peffermill Playing Fields on Sunday. East Kilbride had triumphed 14-0 in the Week 1 encounter and they had both won all their games since. The Pirates got off to the worst possible start […]

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Pirates struggle to tame Tigers

September 22nd, 2021

Glasgow Tigers 00 – East Kilbride Pirates 35 The misleading score line does not tell the tale of the Pirates’ poorest performance of the season, as they toiled against a side they had beaten convincingly just two weeks earlier. East Kilbride simply failed to get into their stride in a staccato game interrupted by incomplete […]

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Pirates’ variety leaves Tigers in the soup

September 7th, 2021

East Kilbride Pirates 57 – 0 Glasgow Tigers East Kilbride secured their third win of a shortened season with a comfortable 57 point win over near neighbours, the Glasgow Tigers. After both teams had to punt away possession on their opening drives, it was the visitors who had the first opportunity to score. However, the […]

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Join our Women’s Flag team for the 2021 season

September 1st, 2021

We’re looking for new recruits for our Women’s Flag team ahead of the 2021 women’s flag football league season getting underway. No experience is necessary, and the team prides itself on being welcoming to players of any shape or size, or background. American Football has a role for everyone, and at the taster session you’ll […]

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Underdog Goliaths slain by Pirates

August 16th, 2021

East Kilbride Pirates 43 – Inverclyde Goliaths 06 Having already defeated opponents who had been a Division above them during 2019, EKP were always favourites to pick up the victory against Inverclyde, who had been a Division below them during the last competitive season. A short opening drive came to a halt when the home […]

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Opening game of the season a sell-out!

July 7th, 2021

The opening game of the East Kilbride Pirates 2021 season, versus old rivals the Edinburgh Wolves is now sold out.  In order to limit capacity to a safe number and protect our team, volunteers and spectators, online sales were available earlier this week. Unfortunately no additional tickets will be available on the gate. Thank you […]

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You can’t win anything with kids

June 17th, 2021

August 1995, BBC’s Match of the Day had just shown highlights of Aston Villa beating Manchester United 3-1. This led to pundit, Alan Hansen, stating “you can’t win anything with kids”, in regard to the youthful team that Sir Alex Ferguson had fielded that day.  It was a comment that both went down in football […]

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Join our Women’s Contact team for the 2021 season

June 16th, 2021

The Pirates are back in action with COVID restrictions lifting, and we’re looking for new recruits on our Women’s Contact team.

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