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PIRATES CLUB

FOUNDED 1888
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JUNIOR SPORTS

Developing youth sport excellence.

ALSO AT PIRATES

Sports & Activities offered by our affiliates

ABOUT PIRATES

A long history of sporting excellence and community spirit.

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.

VENUES & FACILITIES

For birthday parties, weddings, company parties, Christmas parties, team building events.

PIGEON HOUSE

Best for Birthdays!
R3420.00
  • 60-80 guests
  • Full Bar
  • Braai Lapa & Covered Deck
  • Tables, Chairs, tablecloths & table settings
  • Catering & Audio/Visual

BOWLS HALL

For the bigger celebrations.
R3990.00
  • 100-120 guests seated
  • Spacious with high ceiling
  • Green Room annex
  • Separate Bar
  • Catering & Audio/Visual

OLD BONES

Cosy and Intimate
R1710.00
  • 30-50 guests seated
  • Fireplace
  • Wrap around Bar
  • For meetings and small gatherings
  • Catering & Audio/Visual

CLUBHOUSE Main Bar

Limited Availability
R5700.00
  • 80-200 guests
  • Full Bar
  • Tables, Chairs, tablecloths & table settings
  • Catering & Audio/Visual

Syringa Bar & Lawns

Braais, picnics & teambuilding
R3990.00
  • Shaded lawn area
  • Service from Main Bar
  • Braai Facilities
  • Picnic benches & tableware

BOWLS DAYS

Novel team-building or party idea!
R80/per person (no VAT)
  • All equipment
  • Training and advice from a club member
  • Bar service from Bowls Bar
  • Up to 80 players per rink

LATEST NEWS AT PIRATES

Experiencing Life’s firsts through Running

PIRATES ROAD RUNNING Experiencing Life’s firsts through Running Michelle Davis, Pirates Club, Greenside 21 September 2017 “Being on an airplane was scary- especially when it goes up. I felt the fear coming to my mind and then when we were up in the air, I felt free.”...

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NEWSLETTER – 17 November 2016

It's the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge this weekend, good luck to all members taking part and read more below how you can show your support! Remember there will be road closures, particularly along Jan Smuts Drive, click here for live traffic updates. The Bokke continue...

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NEWSLETTER – 24 OCTOBER 2016

The rains have arrived and our thirsty grounds are getting their green on. Bowls, tennis and cricket all have fixtures over the weekend so don't be shy to show your support! Even if you team didn't make it the Currie Cup final between Cheetahs and Blue Bulls kicks off...

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