2015 East Kilbride Pirates - 30th Anniversary

Nicky Smith appointed as junior team head coach

November 18th, 2019

Following the end of the 2019 National Leagues season, Matthew ‘Spoonie’ Davies has decided to step away as head coach of the East Kilbride Pirates Junior team and from the wider club, to take a well-earned break from football. Defensive coordinator Nicky Smith is stepping up to take over the head coach role for the […]

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EKP women’s flag team finish regular season in style

November 11th, 2019

The Pirates hosted their second home Opal game-day in their history this past weekend as they wrapped up their regular season in style. Four tough losses in the past two game-days had the East Kilbride side sitting precariously at the top of the Highland North Conference, as the visiting Manchester Titans and Chorley Buccaneers were […]

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Coaching vacancies – Hamilton Buccaneers youth team

October 24th, 2019

We’re looking for coaches to join the staff of our Hamilton-based youth contact and flag teams. Interested candidates should: Be over 18 and hold a minimum BAFCA Level 1 coaching qualification for contact coaching or be prepared to work towards this at the earliest opportunity Have existing coaching experience or clearly show how their skills […]

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Neil Baptie crowned player of the year

October 4th, 2019

Over 60 players, coaches, staff and family members from the East Kilbride Pirates senior team gathered at Committee Room No 9 in Glasgow last Friday evening for the club’s annual Player of the Year awards night. The evening culminated with quarterback Neil Baptie being named as Player of the Year in recognition of his outstanding […]

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Strong start to Opal season for EKP women’s flag

October 3rd, 2019

There were plenty of changes for the East Kilbride Pirates Women’s Flag Team to ponder at the start of the 2019 Opal season. A new coaching staff, several new players and a new league set up would need to be navigated in order to continue the success the team has enjoyed in the past three […]

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Blitz final defences too strong for Pirates invasion force

September 8th, 2019

London Blitz 26 v 0 East Kilbride Pirates When the East Kilbride Pirates strode proudly onto the field at New River Stadium just before noon last Sunday, it was the end of a long journey.  The final 100 or so yards they walked from the changing room to their side-line, only added to the well-over […]

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Pirates juniors best Birmingham to clinch Britbowl berth

August 24th, 2019

The East Kilbride Pirates are now just one-win-away from Britbowl glory after defeating the Birmingham Lions in the BAFA U19 semi-final last Sunday. 

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New women’s flag Head Coach

August 16th, 2019

Coach Alan Young has stepped away as Head Coach of the East Kilbride Women’s Flag team, to focus on the exciting challenge of a Master’s degree, in addition to his continuing role as GB Men’s Flag Head Coach. Defensive Coordinator Andrew Gibson is stepping up to take over the head coaching role for the team […]

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Black Country Blues Leave Pirates Down And Out

August 12th, 2019

Sandwell Steelers 21 – East Kilbride Pirates 20  The Pirates’ 2019 Season came to a premature end on Sunday as they narrowly lost out in the Division 1 Playoff Quarter Final. EK were first in possession but immediately had to punt. However, Sandwell’s initial drive stalled when Ryan Miller picked off a wayward pass from […]

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Women’s contact coaching staff 2019-2020

August 5th, 2019

We’re delighted to announce the 2019-2020 coaching line up for our women’s contact team – led by returning Head Coach Claire Cochrane! Our women’s contact team is gearing up to start their pre-season with a taster session on Wednesday 28 August at GHA Rugby Club. Ahead of this we’re pleased to announce the coaching staff […]

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