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THE LEADING PUBLIC SPORTS CLUB IN MID-JOHANNESBURG

About Pirates

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.

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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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Choose your Sport & Find Out More!

  • Baseball
  • Rugby
  • Bowling Club
  • Road Running
  • Cricket
  • Squash
  • Gym
  • Tennis
  • Hockey
  • Tri-Club

Latest News At Pirates

NEWSLETTER – 05 MAY 2016

SAVE THE DATE Friday 6th May – Pirates Cocktail Bar Launch Friday 13th May – UJ VS Pirates Rugby at Home Thursday 19th May – Wine Club Thursday 26th May – Whiskey Tasting Friday 27th May – Club Draw Saturday 28th May – Currie Cup... read more

NEWSLETTER – 29 APRIL 2016

SAVE THE DATE Thursday 21st April – Wine Club Friday 29th April – Club Draw – R2500.00 to be won Saturday 30th April – North West Rugby Practice Saturday 30th April – Lions Vs Hurricanes 17h00 Kick Off THIS WEEKEND AT PIRATES This... read more

NEWSLETTER – 21 APRIL 2016

SAVE THE DATE Thursday 21st April – Wine Club Friday 29th April – Club Draw – R2500.00 to be won THIS WEEKEND AT PIRATES This Saturday at Pirates, we have the Old Boys Cricket sixes tournament starting from 7:30am. We have Mini Hockey from 9am on... read more

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