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Andrew McGowan steps away as Pirates Head Coach

October 25th, 2023

Following the end of the 2023 season, current Pirates adult contact team Head Coach Andrew McGowan has decided to step away due to workload and other commitments. “We would like the extend a huge thank you to Andrew for everything he’s done for the Pirates on and off the field during his long time with […]

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Final Day Dampener For Pirates

August 17th, 2023

Edinburgh Wolves 14 – East Kilbride Pirates 00 Despite there being nothing at stake for the Pirates, they were still looking to end their campaign on a high note. Edinburgh, on the other hand, needed a victory to ensure post-season action. A pre-game torrential downpour that continued into the first quarter saw both teams get […]

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Pirates Sign Off With A Win

July 26th, 2023

East Kilbride Pirates 42 – Merseyside Nighthawks 00 In their final home game of their first season back in the Premier Division, East Kilbride ran out comfortable victors against a winless Merseyside outfit. The Nighthawks tried to catch their hosts napping by going for an onside kick on the opening kick-off, but Ryan Miller recovered […]

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Titans Wear Down Pirates’ Resistance

July 19th, 2023

East Kilbride Pirates 10 – Manchester Titans 48 Following the cancellation of their game at Leicester, East Kilbride were keen to get back on the field for the first time in 4 weeks, even if it was against the unbeaten, and reigning Champions,  Manchester Titans. Neither side scored on their first possession and EK also […]

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Heads Held High Despite Heavy Defeat

June 22nd, 2023

Manchester Titans 55 – East Kilbride Pirates 07 East Kilbride knew going into this game that it would be their toughest fixture of the season, away to the current British champions. The task at hand became even harder when a raft of injuries, unavailabilities and late call offs saw them head South with just 26 […]

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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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