EKP Women ready to test themselves at National Finals

December 8th, 2023

Tomorrow sees the East Kilbride Pirates Women’s flag team take part in the Women’s Flag Football League National Championships indoors at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Centre from 11.15am, as the top 8 teams in Great Britain do battle for the national title.

EKPW flag will be looking to capitalise on a storming regular season which saw them finish top of the table, and earn a bye straight through the the semi-finals round.

Head Coach Andrew Gibson is ready to get to work: “It’s been an awesome season so far, and we’re not done yet!  We’ve thrown a lot of changes at the team this year with a new offence and changes on defence but the team have overcame everything to come out of the regular season undefeated so far. We started our season at Ravenscraig with a pair of good wins, but we’ve gone from strength to strength this season, culminating in three massive wins in Newcastle last game-day. We’re excited to play our best football against the top teams in the UK tomorrow.

In the Women’s Flag Football League (WFFL) you get the chance to test yourself against every team in the country, and this is absolutely the most competitive its ever been, with the playoff picture changing after every game-day played. We’ve stayed consistent and picked up massive wins and results against every team we’ve played – a particular highlight being the cold, wet day where played both the #2 and #3 seed coming into Saturday and still came through undefeated! We know we’ll need to be at our best and everyone will be gunning for us, but we’re excited about the opportunity earn a chance at that trophy on Saturday. We hope there’ll be plenty of support for our Pirates there to help carry us over the line!”

The Pirates will take to the field at 3.15pm. We’d love to see as many friends and family members along to support as possible, but if you can’t make it, the games are being steamed courtesy of The Way We HNC podcast team via their Facebook page, and via BAFA’s Facebook page.

Photo courtesy Andy Keith Photo


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