New head coach for East Kilbride Pirates Women’s contact team

December 19th, 2022

Iain McFarlane steps up from DC to take over the role of Head Coach as Claire Cochrane leaves to focus on a career development opportunity “Claire will be greatly missed,” said Club Chair Amanda McDonald. “She’s been a huge part of our women’s contact team from the beginning as one of our very first players. […]

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Pirates proud to welcome O’Neil Care as new sponsor for 2023

November 8th, 2022

The East Kilbride Pirates are delighted to announce O’Neil Care as headline sponsors for the club’s senior and women’s contact teams for the 2023 season. O’Neil Care provide a full range of gas, plumbing and electrical services to homeowners and businesses across Ayrshire and having recently opened a new office at Peel Park in East […]

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Pirates crown young stars at awards night

October 15th, 2022

Friday 14 October 2022 saw over 100 players, coaches, family and friends gather together at GHA Rugby Club in Giffnock to celebrate the successes of the East Kilbride Pirates U16 contact team, East Kilbride Pirates U19 contact team, Hamilton Buccaneers U16 contact team and the Pirates and Buccaneers U11 and U14 flag teams. Hosted by […]

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Magnificent Seven Secures Title For EKP

September 8th, 2022

East Kilbride Pirates 50 – Cambridgeshire Cats 12 A sparkling 7 TD performance saw East Kilbride capture the 2022 Division 1 Britbowl crown. The trophy rounds off a wonderful campaign and provides a fitting end to their promotion winning season. As they have done in several recent fixtures, the Pirates got off to a whirlwind […]

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Pirates dial up conference call to promotion

August 22nd, 2022

Leicester Falcons 21 – East Kilbride Pirates 29 After securing the Divisional title last week, East Kilbride added the Division 1 Northern Conference crown on Sunday, bringing with it promotion to the Premier Division for 2023. For the second successive game, the Pirates got off to a whirlwind start. Andrew McBride returned the opening kick […]

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Vikings Repelled As Pirates March Onwards

August 17th, 2022

East Kilbride Pirates 42 – Northumberland Vikings 06 With both sides having shared two close games during the regular season, many expected another tight encounter in this play-off match up. East Kilbride had other ideas however, and came out with all guns blazing. The Pirates kicked off and soon forced the Vikings to punt. Their […]

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Pirates clinch division title

August 3rd, 2022

Lancashire Wolverines 07 – East Kilbride Pirates 34 Having secured their place in the play-offs last week, East Kilbride needed a win to also secure the NFC 1 North title, along with a home game in the first knockout round. Determined to do so, they were quickly out of the blocks in this encounter. After […]

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Pirates Reign On Rams’ Parade

July 26th, 2022

Yorkshire Rams 00 – East Kilbride Pirates 19 Both sides went into this game knowing that a win would secure a place in the post-season playoffs. The Rams were also using it as a Testimonial for a retiring player, but it was the Pirates who picked up all the prizes at a rain-soaked John Charles […]

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Air Display Secures Vital Victory

July 6th, 2022

Glasgow Tigers 03 – East Kilbride Pirates 26 Last Sunday, East Kilbride travelled to Clydebank to face their nearest neighbours. On a blustery day under the flight-path for Glasgow Airport, a win was essential to maintain momentum for a place in the post-season action. EK received the ball first, but quickly had to punt. A […]

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Pirates Get Back To Winning Ways

June 28th, 2022

East Kilbride Pirates 56 – Lancashire Wolverines 00 After the disappointing loss in their previous home game, it was imperative that there were no further slip-ups in the Pirates pursuit of playoff football. Despite that, EK showed definite signs of a hangover from that defeat in the early stages of this game. Indeed, it was […]

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