Being a Pirate isn't always easy but when you have back to back events involving kids soccer camps, Cinco de Mayo, Stadium and uniform photo shoots, life certainly isn't boring!
After a late night promotional push down at The Strand in Galveston on Friday night, Saturday saw the Pirate crew head back into Galveston for the Cinco de Mayo festival which allowed the team to hold a 90 minute soccer camp as part of their passback programme, with over 50 kids from the Galveston Children's Center taking part in the activities.
Under the heat of the midday sun and sounds of old Mexicana being blasted from the festival speaker system, the players and kids enjoyed the coaching session and scrimmage match under the watchful eye of coach Brendan Keyes and Children's Center mentor and organizer Nic Gomez.
Drills, game related practices and 7 v 7 scrimmages took place with the kids and players enjoying their time together.
Afterwards the players were swamped with photo requests from the youngsters, which they were more than happy to pose for to give the kids a tremendous end to the soccer camp.
Sunday saw the kids back again, this time at Kermit Courville Stadium in Galveston as the Pirate side took to the field for official photos showcasing both the home and away uniforms for the very first time together in an open day which media and public both attended.
With both home and away shirts being sponsored by different local companies for the very first time in Pirate history, the anticipation was eventually released when the players emerged from the locker room in both the home 'Bay Area Sports & Orthopedics' yellow and blue shirts, and also the away 'Sunset Palapas' white away shirts.
After the photo sessions had finished, the players returned to the playing field to participate in a 30 minute training scrimmage match in front of the watching fans.
Looking forward, the Pirates will be set to ROAR as they head to Conroe on Wednesday evening, for a tough scrimmage match v USL PDL side Texas Dutch Lions with a 7.45pm kickoff. After that, the club stand simply days away from the opening NPSL South - South Central match v America USA FC at Weis Stadium and the Pirate players are now in the final stages of training as they look to iron out the wrinkles in order to be best prepared for this all important inaugural match in this league.
Tickets for the home NPSL matches are only $10 for adults, kids under 12 are free when accompanied by a fee paying entrant. Click the link below to purchase online.
Shirts will also be available for sale at the game priced $45.
Weis Stadium, 7100 Stewart Road, Galveston.
Kick off 7pm.