Linda Fabiani MSP for East Kilbride has put a motion to Parliament congratulating the East Kilbride Pirates American Football Team on their victory in the Britbowl Final against the Leicester Falcons 62-23 on the 25th of September.

Linda said; “In the Pirates 26 year history they have continued to work hard to reach the peak of the British game and with this victory and subsequent promotion they have surpassed what I’m sure was seen as an unimaginable level at the beginning of their long history.

“The Players and staff have shown great commitment, dedication and willingness to continue playing at such high standards week in week out and have shown great character to forget about 2 consecutive defeats in the final to come back and prove their worthiness of a major title.

“This victory has inspired many hopeful youngsters to get out there and do their best. I’m also aware of the fact that the pirates have a junior team and I would strongly recommend popping along to Duncanrig on a Sunday at 1 and have a go.

“East Kilbride Pirates are a perfect example of the kind of positive thing that the Town of East Kilbride can produce and I would just to commend them on a fabulous victory against some stiff opposition. Well done Boys!”

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