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Pirates Edge It In Nail-biting Finish

June 15th, 2023

East Kilbride Pirates 14 – Leicester Panthers 13 In Sunday’s early kick off, the Pirates junior side set the tone for the day with an impressive 59-0 win over Manchester Titans that included 4 TD’s for running back Oscar Lai and 3 for wide receiver Arran McDonald. There were also scores for Ben Grove and […]

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LGBTIQ+ friendly taster sessions for LEAP Sports Scotland’s Festival Fortnight

June 14th, 2023

As part of our celebration of #Pride2023 we’re delighted to be hosting open taster sessions as part of the wider LEAP Sports Scotland #FestivalFortnight initiative. The aim of #FestivalFortnight is to encourage LGBTIQ+ people and their friends to find out more about what sport and physical activities are available to them, to try something new […]

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Okai The Noo As Phoenix Sweep The Pirates

June 7th, 2023

East Kilbride Pirates 21 – Tamworth Phoenix 33 With Neil Baptie still sidelined by injuries suffered in the previous game between these two teams, and Scott McKigen, who was the QB who finished that game, also unavailable, East Kilbride gave Cameron Dunn his first senior start at Quarterback. Dunn’s journey to this point has been […]

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Pirates scorched by Tamworth

May 17th, 2023

Tamworth Phoenix 23 – East Kilbride Pirates 09 East Kilbride’s tough return to Premier Division continued with a disappointing loss at Tamworth. The Pirates travelled South for their second game in six days with a limited squad as a result of injuries and Saturday work commitments. A warm day and a hard playing surface would […]

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Wolves Feed On Pirates Failings

May 9th, 2023

East Kilbride Pirates 07 – Edinburgh Wolves 37 After their opening day win, the Pirates were brought back down to earth by a sobering loss to nearest rivals Edinburgh. EK won the toss which saw the visiting Offense start the game. They were immediately held to a 3-and-out, and after the punt, QB Neil Baptie […]

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Opening day win as Pirates return to Premier Division

April 18th, 2023

Merseyside Nighthawks 00 – East Kilbride Pirates 34 With their off-season woes behind them, East Kilbride opened their 2023 campaign with a visit to Merseyside Nighthawks. The Pirates tried to catch the home side napping by going for an onside-kick on the opening kick off. Unfortunately the ball trundled out of play, leaving Merseyside with […]

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Notice of AGM – Sunday 19 March

March 5th, 2023

Notice of Annual General Meeting The East Kilbride Pirates will hold their club Annual General Meeting on Sunday 19 March at 2-3pm at the Bowls Pavilion, Hamilton Palace Sports Ground. Who can attend We’re big fans of transparency in everything we do, so all Pirates team members, coaches, committee, friends, family and supporters are welcome […]

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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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