WELCOME TO PIRATES SPORTS CLUB
THE LEADING PUBLIC SPORTS CLUB IN MID-JOHANNESBURG
Founded more than a century ago in 1888, Pirates Club Greenside is the oldest sports club in Gauteng and one of the three oldest in the country. In 1952, after relocating several times in the central Johannesburg area, we found a permanent home in Sir Lionel Phillips Park on the Greenside/Parkhurst border. This park was donated to the city by the Sir Lionel Phillips Trust, with the proviso that it may never be developed for any purposes other than civic sport.
Pirates currently supports and provides facilities for eight (8) sporting codes – baseball, bowls, cricket, hockey, road running, rugby, squash and tennis.
As the leading public sports club in mid-Johannesburg, Pirates serves the suburbs of Greenside, Parkhurst, Parkview, Emmarentia, Linden, Northcliff, Craighall Park, Parktown and Blairgowrie.
These previously white middle/upper class suburbs have transformed recently because of the excellent location between the city CBD and Sandton CBD and are transforming into vibrant New South African urban communities. Further, Pirates has become an integral part of the surrounding communities by allowing primary and high schools in the region access to facilities that they would ordinarily not be able to provide to their learners.
Over the years Pirates has established an illustrious sporting record and is South Africa’s only non-university club to win both the national rugby and cricket championships.
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Latest News At Pirates
It’s Heritage weekend and cricket is gearing up as we host Claremont Cricket Club while our rugby team tour to George to take on Pacaltsdorp Evergreens and the Emmarentia u16 Super League side play in the Knockout Cup final. Don’t miss the Lions vs EP...read more
The weatherman is threatening a less-than-mild weekend but we have some great ideas to stay warm: Come get cosy on Friday evening and try your luck with the Joker Draw. There’s another festive day of rugby on Saturday and show the kids who’s boss on the...read more
Get ready for a busy weekend at Pirates. Lions take on WP and we have our second Joker Draw on Friday evening at 7pm with the pot now at R565. Saturday morning starts with Junior Hockey Prizegiving, Jozi Market, junior rugby and soccer games. The Springboks play...read more