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!

gillAge: 34 (I’m glad I’m doing this before my birthday in a few days!)
Position: Defensive Line
Occupation: Civil Servant

Was it what you expected?
I had never even watched a game so I had literally no idea what I was expecting!

Proudest moment so far?
Being selected to go and try out for the GB team.

Why should people give it a go?
The girls are amazing, it’s sneaky fitness and it’s the best stress reliever in the world!

gill-1What was most challenging at first?
Understanding the rules. Still not entirely sure what I’m doing sometimes.

What piece of advice would you offer new players?
Get involved and enjoy the moment. I’d never played team sports before this and I’m still overwhelmed by how friendly and welcoming and supportive every single person is!

What’s the best thing about being part of the Pirates?
It’s like having a huge family that are as crazy as you are.

Interested in getting involved?
We’re looking to grow our team ahead of the new contact American Football season starting in February. New players should be aged 17+ All shapes and sizes welcome, and no experience is needed. If you have fun and decide to join us, we’ll provide all equipment on loan once you learn the basics.  Come along and try at our taster session on Wednesday 7 December at Glasgow Club Crownpoint Sports Complex.

If you can’t make our taster session, new players are always welcome to head along to practice on Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm at Crownpoint. Email info@piratesfootball.co.uk to find out more.


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