The East Kilbride Pirates have announced that original Hamilton Buccaneers baller, Stephen McCluskey will be headed stateside to continue his football life – headed to North Western Oklahoma State University – home of the Rangers.
Stephen started playing Britball aged 14 for the Glasgow Tigers Youth, before heading to Clyde Valley Blackhawks after the Tigers folded their U17s team. With the Blackhawks also calling it quits on their U17s the following year, in 2012 McCluskey was one of the original ‘Hamilton Buccaneers’ – the Under 17’s expansion to the Pirates’ highly succesful development programme. In the last couple of years McCluskey’s mixed it up in the Prem North with the seniors, stepping up at Quarterback and Wide Receiver.
NWOSU play in the NCAA Division Two’s Great American Conference.