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2017 Season – Week 5

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Oct 092017

Cool conditions in Wollongong where the Pirates took on the Sutherland Seahawks. The Pirates scored early but the Seahawks responded with a long drive of their own.
At the end of the 1st Quarter the Pirates lead it 14-8. An uninspiring 2nd Quarter and the Pirates extended their lead to 27-14. It’s a night for both Offenses. Pirates lead 47-20 at the end of the 3rd Quarter.
Some good things, some things to work on but another “W” all the same.
The Pirates remain undefeated with a 59-28 win over the Seahawks.

In the Colts Division an under-manned Pirates’ team went down to the reigning Champion Sutherland Seahawks by a score of 38-20.

2017 Season – Week 4

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Sep 252017

The Pirates Colts are taking on the League-leading Sydney University Cubs in Week 4 of the 2017 competition.
It was a tough start with the Pirates trailing the Cubs 22-6 at halftime.
The West Sydney Pirates’ Colts have had a tough day out falling to the Sydney University Cubs by 36-12.

In Division 1 action the Pirates face the Sydney University Lions in a rematch of last year’s Waratah Bowl.
The Pirates scored early after a long run by Ray Saipele and took a 6-0 lead.
The Lions hit back with a converted TD to lead 7-6 at the end of the 1st Quarter.

A defensive dogfight in the 2nd Quarter with no addition to the score. It was an exciting game but both teams will be regretting missed opportunities.
At the half it’s Lions 7 – Pirates 6

An exciting 3rd Quarter with the Pirates taking the ascendancy. At the end of the period the Pirates are ahead by 18-7.

A tough, tough game of football. Injuries to both sides but neither team gave an inch.
Final score Pirates 18 – Lions 7.
The Pirates move on to a 3-0 record.

2017 Season – Week 3

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Sep 162017

The Pirates’ Colts are playing their season opener at Craik Park against the Nepean Ducks. It’s been a good opening to the season with the Pirates leading 28-0 at halftime. Full time in the season opener and the Pirates’ Colts have defeated the Nepean Ducks 36-0.

It’s a real battle at Craik Park. The Nepean Ducks scored first to take 6-0 lead in the 2nd Quarter but a 95 yard drive capped by a David Ward to Manzil Stone TD pass and a 2 Point conversion on the last play of the half sees the Pirates lead 8-6. Scores on the ground and in the air see the Pirates move further ahead. At the end of the Quarter the Pirates lead 23-6. Full time at Craik Park and with no addition to the scoreboard the Pirates run out winners by 23-6 to move to 2-0 for the season. A better effort all ’round in the 3rd Quarter.

2017 Season – Week 2

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Sep 092017
Central Coast Sharks

Our Colts had another bye, but our Div 1 team played the Central Coast Sharks at home, at Craik Park. It was a cold, clear night and Pirates had the lead 13-0 at the end of the 1st Quarter. Half-time at a chilly Craik Park and the Pirates lead the Central Coast Sharks by 20-0. A lacklustre 2nd Half but the Pirates run out winners over a courageous Central Coast Sharks team by 26-6.

2017 Season Start

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Aug 312017

As the 2017 pre-season draws to a close, the West Sydney Pirates’ teams are excited for the 2017 season to begin. The full 2017 schedule can be found at 2017 Div 1 Schedule and 2017 Colts Schedule which will be filled out soon as there have been changes due to a late withdrawal by the Panthers.
We hope to see you out supporting the teams.

Orientation Day and Tryouts

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Feb 132017

Don’t forget that we are holding our Orientation Day for new players on June 3.

The day will kick off at 1.00pm at Craik Park, Austral and we will outline our plans for 2017 before holding tryouts.

If you know anyone who wants to play Colts or Senior football in 2017 they need to be there!

The Season Edges Closer

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Aug 012016

The 2016 season for both Colts and Division 1 is only about one month away. Although we haven’t received details of the Draw from the League as yet the opportunities for improvement are slipping away.

How will we start the season? Will we be ready? Will YOU be ready?

Make an effort and get to training.

Time is running out!

Pre-Season Training Starts

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Jun 052016

Pre-season training for the 2016 Colts and Division 1 seasons will commence on Saturday, June 11.

Training will be held at Craik Park, Eleventh Avenue, Austral and will commence at 1.00pm.

Pirates’ Colts in the National Team

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Dec 222015

We would like to recognise the efforts of some of our West Sydney Pirates Colts’ players on their selection into the Australian Junior Outback Training Squad in the first round of selections –

Adam Goddard
Jamie Goddard
Patrick Olaaiga

Congratulations on making it in the first round of selections and hopefully you will be joined by more Pirates in the second round of selections.

2015 Season’s End

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Dec 192015

The 2015 season has come to a close and the Pirates can be proud of their efforts in both the Colts and Division 1 competitions.

Thank you to everyone who participated as either a player, coach or support staff, but a special thanks to those who supported the Club throughout the year by giving up their husband, their boyfriend, their son or their dad to allow them to be a part of the team.

May you all have a very Merry Christmas and a safe and healthy 2016.