Junior Team

All practices are currently suspended due to COVID-19

Junior American Football Team

The East Kilbride Pirates Junior team was formed in 2013 and welcomes boys and girls aged 16-19. We play an nine-a-side contact version of the sport and compete in the  Junior Conference of the British American Football Association’s National Leagues. The Pirates junior team has been Scottish Champions, Northern Champions and Britibowl u19 Championship runners-up in 2016, 2017 and 2019, and Scottish Champions and National Plate Champions in 2018.

Training takes place on Sundays from January at 3-5pm indoors on 3G at Hamilton Palace sports ground, and then outdoors from April at 10.00-12.30pm on the grass rugby pitch, also at Hamilton Palace sports ground until the end of August. A mid-week session will be added from mid-April onwards.

Costs and equipment

We will supply all necessary playing equipment and team uniform – all you’ll need is suitable practice clothing and footwear and a gumshield. Player subs are £240 a year, payable by monthly standing order split across 12 months from Oct-Oct (£20 per month).  This covers expenses for training, tournaments, equipment and other running costs and allows us to budget across the year. In addition, players are required to be registered with the league each year for competition and insurance purposes. This currently costs £25.00.

Coaching Staff

Head Coach / DC – Nicky Smith
Offensive Coordinator / QBs / – Scott Frame
Wide Receivers – David Czekalla
Offensive Line – Bill Black
Running Backs – Nicole Smith
Defensive Line – Jason Milligan
Defensive Backs – Kilian Voight
Assistant Coach – Charli Sinclair
Assistant Coach – Zoe Hatfield

For more information and to register interest in joining or helping out, email juniors@piratesfootball.co.uk


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