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Hi there Pirates Members

February is here and this is a big month for the Club as it is the month we host the Pirates 21km Road Race.  I hope everyone has volunteered themselves to help at the race.  It is a very popular race and we need all hands on deck.  Tri-Nations is underway and the Main Club will be open tonight and on Saturday.  We have our two lovely new TV’s so come down and have a look at how great they are.

ARE YOU JOINING US FOR THE 1ST BEER TASTING OF THE YEAR?

The Loxton Lager was recently voted the best new beer of 2013 by Lucy Corne and her blog followers, some of you may be familiar with her as the author of African Brew, and a definite expert on the wonderful growing microbrewery industry in South Africa.

Details of the evening are as follows:

* Brewery – Loxton Lager
* Date – 13th February 2014
* Time – 19:00
* Entrance Fee – R50 (includes light meal and tasting beers)

If you are keen to get onto the mailing list or would like to attend please send a mail to Non at non@piratesrugby.co.za

We look forward to seeing you at the first 2014 Beer Tasting

PIRATES 21km ROAD RACE – SUNDAY 16th FEBRUARY

This is a great 21km Race so we would like to encourage all our members to tell their friends about the race.  It is always very well organised and well supported so definitely a race not to miss on the Gauteng Race Calendar

If you are able to assist in anyway at the Road Race please contact the following people directly:

Marshalling:

Matthew Smith

matthew.smiley@ymail.com

Start/Finish:

Shirley Allsworth
shirley.allsworth@parkviewjunior.co.za

Water Tables:

Adrien Thoma
Adrient@asa-accountants.co.za

The race starts at 7am from Pirates Club

SIX NATIONS THIS WEEKEND – CAN THE POMS beat SCOTLAND ????

The new TV’s are up and are great so come down this weekend to check them out.  The following Six Nations games are being played

Saturday

Ireland vs Wales in Dublin – Kick Off at 14h30

Scotland vs England in Edinburgh – Kick Off at 17h00

Sunday

France vs Italy in Paris – Kick Off at 15h00

Look forward to seeing the members down to watch

PIRATES CRICKET ARE HOSTING A SPORTSMAN’S LUNCH

Pirates Cricket are hosting a lunch at the Club on Thursday 13th March. Please can everyone make every effort to attend this lunch and support the Club.

Below are the details of the lunch

Beer Tasting

Pirates Kick Off Suite – Super 15 and Test Match Offers

If ANYONE is interested in hospitality tickets for Ellis Park for the Super 15 Competition and the Test match please contact the office so we can let you know all about it.

Great value for money and a fantastic way to entertain your clients.  You can contact Non on 011 646 8228 or non@piratesrugby.co.za

ANYONE INTERESTED IN A SEASON TICKET ONLY? BUY YOUR TEST TICKET EARLY

Pirates is very chuffed to be able to offer the following options for a Season Ticket at Ellis Park.  This ticket includes all the Super 15, Currie Cup Matches and the Test against the All Blacks in October.

Beer Tasting

MINI AND JUNIOR HOCKEY GETS UNDERWAY SOON

MINI HOCKEY – 2014

Mini Hockey runs from the age groups U5 to U13 and is for children born between 2001 and 2009.

Registration and first practice SATURDAY 1 MARCH 2014 from 9am to 10:30am

Those who register for the whole season receive a gift from Pirates.

The season cost is R900 (March to August), alternatively you can pay R60 to attend an individual session. Children are welcome to try out the first session for free. Please ask about the sibling discounts.

Practices will be from 9am till 10:30am each Saturday, running through till the end of August.  Practices run during school holidays as we have private and government school pupils. No practice over the Easter weekend or other Public Holiday.

Uniform is available at the Pirates shop (Wear with generic navy shorts/skorts)

Tournaments will be held on various Saturdays between April and August.

For enquiries please contact Sue Dacre on 083 651 4410 or juniorhockey@piratesclub.co.za

JUNIOR HOCKEY – 2014

Junior Hockey is for U15 and U17 players (teens born between 1997 and 2000)

Registration and first practice MONDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2014 from 6pm to 7:30pm

Registration costs R1200 for the season and uniforms can be purchased at the Pirates shop.

U15 practices are Mondays 6pm till 7:30pm starting 10 February 2014.

U17 practices will start on Mondays 6pm till 7:30pm starting 10 February 2014 but this will change, new date TBA. No practice over the Easter weekend or other Public Holiday.

Matches will be held on various Friday evenings starting in April.

For enquiries please contact Nicci Willson 076 340 2115

juniorhockey@piratesclub.co.za or nicci@triorecords.co.za

NEW SHOP HOURS FOR FEBRUARY

The Shop will be opening on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 17h30 to 19h00 and on Saturday mornings from 08h00 to 12h00

There will be many specials on offer please watch our Facebook Page for these offers on

Looking forward to seeing everyone coming down to see what is on offer in the Club

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE CLUB

  1. 13th February First Beer Club of the Year – Loxton Lager will be visiting the Club
  2. 15th February Pirates 21km Helpers Run starting at 6.30am from the Pirates Car Park
  3. 16th February 21km Road Race starting at 7am
  4. 20th February First Wine Club of the Year
  5. 22nd February Rugby Trials
  6. 13th March Cricket Sportsman’s Lunch with HD Ackerman as the Guest Speaker

Exodus – Inspirational Small Group Adventures

Visiting the UK next summer?

Why not spend a weekend taking in the major highlights of the Peak District National Park, walking with an experienced Trekking Guide.  Take in the stunning sweeping vistas and admire the unique flora and fauna of this recently declared Nature Reserve.

Departures:   13 June, 8 August, 5 September

3 days from £229

Alternatively, try the “Trek Snowdon Long Weekend” taking in the surrounding Snowdonia National Park as well as summiting the highest peak in England and Wales (1085m).

Walking with a qualified Mountain Leader there will be time to enjoy the spectacular panoramic views from the top, and marvel at the unique Bio-diversity.

Departures:   20 June, 01 August, 26 September

3 days from £249

To find out more about the above weekends or any of the Exodus Activity Holidays (Walking & Trekking, Cycling, Wildlife and Family Holidays) please go to www.travelvision.co.za or
info@travelvision.co.za or phone 011 408 8000 or contact your nearest ASATA Travel Agent

At last some Blonde Men Jokes

A blonde man spies a letter lying on his doormat. It says on the envelope “DO NOT BEND”. He spends the next 2 hours trying to figure out how to pick it up.

See you all down at the Club tonight