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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 their European Tour against Italy on Saturday at 15h00! Finally if you’ve ever thought of doing Comrades join us for a chat and advice from our experienced runners in The Old Bones on Tuesday from 7pm.

Coming up

Tuesday 22 November: Comrades Intro Chat, 7pm at the Old Bones
Wednesday 23rd November: Harry Potter Pub Quiz.
Friday 25th November: Club Night — final Club Draw and Long Service Awards


“Old Pirates Never Die, They just get blown off shore”

Need we say more?


Saturday 26th November: Tequila & Mexican Food Festival
Club Members will be allocated complimentary tickets for this exciting event taking place on the grounds next Saturday. Save the date and look out for more important details next week!



94.7 Cycle supporters

The Annual Pirates 94.7 Cycle Race Support Gazebo will once again be just off Jan Smuts Avenue at Timber City, Blairgowrie (the slip road) on Sunday. We will be there from about 7am until 2pm. The braai skottle will be available so bring your own Brunch, cooler box & chairs. It has been great fun over the last  8 or more years. Come down and Support. All Welcome. Dress in Pirates Club gear or as a pirate, arrrghh!
See Ya There!
Neil | BaseBall/Road Running | 0824570285




Two Pirates members, Beni Pellegrini and Brad Nelson, will be taking on the 100km SkyRun this weekend. You can track their trek through the Winterberg at



The Rugby section held their AGM last night with thanks to the 2016 committee and those members who have volunteered their time again and to our new committee members and newly elected president, Mark Marais.


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Our sides have had something of a topsy-turvy start to the season . All three of our league sides (1st, 2nd and Pennant) lost on Saturday although the scores do not give an accurate reflection of how the games progressed. Our 1st team played at home against the current log-leaders Old Parks. What was rewarding was to hear the very complimentary things that were said about our Greenside green by the opposition. There were also many good things said about the quality and quantity of the snacks provided after the game and we compliment Fiona of Puff Pastry on a job very well done. May her efforts long continue!

Yesterday was Wednesday league again and we had a derby game in that our two Pirates sides met each other . Ultimately Mike Theunissen’s side prevailed over that of Cavin Cornelius by four shots .

Joker Draw

Our waitress, Abby Edgar, was drawn last Friday but unfortunately did not turn the joker so its now rolled over to R5930. Come try your luck on Friday!

For the next two weekends we will be hosting fundraising charity events at The Bowls Club Hall. Poker this Saturday and Jazz the next, it promises to be fun!



Women’s Month Charity Talk


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Wednesday 17 August 17:45-19:00

Ladies, join us for a series of talks by four inspiring women on Wednesday 17 August in celebration of Women’s Month. All proceeds go to Imbumba Foundation’s Caring4Girls Programme.

Caring4Girls is a sanitary towels distribution programme to keep young girls in school during their monthly cycles. The programme focuses on creating awareness on puberty and adolescent and in the process demystify all menstrual related myths.


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 About Us Vision2020 Leadership Challenge Trek4Mandela Day Challenge Caring4Girls Programme Latest News Eco-Preneur Gallery Legal Stuff Caring4Girls Programme Caring4Girls is a sanitary towels distribution programme to keep young girls in school during their monthly cycles. The programmes focuses on creating awareness on puberty and adolescent and in the process demystify all menstrual related myths. The programme was started in 2012 after Richard Mabaso (concept innovator) overhead a fearful conversation between his mom and niece about menstruation which to this day is deemed taboo by many societies. It focuses on the following areas: education and training on: puberty and menstrual hygiene management, handling, usage and disposal of sanitary towels in poor and rural schools or communities. Research has revealed that most poor girls may miss up to 50 days of schooling annually due to the lack of access to adequate sanitary protection. It is against these shocking statistics that Imbumba Foundation established Caring4Girls to achieve the following: • Reach and support as many poor girls as possible with sanitary towels • Create menstrual hygiene awareness through education and training. • Establish Caring4Girls Advocacy Groups in schools. • Reduce school a high number of school absenteeism and drop-outs caused by menstrual related challenges. • Holistic development and empowerment of the girl child and the boy child at a later stage.


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Beer Club

Pirates Craft beer Logo banner

Howdie Hopheads

Whilst some of you may be contemplating where to put your “X” this week there is actually only one vote that will consistently deliver and meet your expectations.  That is right – VOTE BEER!!

For the August evening we are very pleased to announce that we will be hosting Stellenbrau.  They are based in Stellenbosch and offer a range of beers named after the rich heritage of the town.  Their Craven Craft Lager is an international Gold Medalist beer – appropriate in the middle of the Olympics! It was voted top lager at the Global Craft Beer Awards in Berlin in 2014.


Prepare yourself for the evening by looking at the website at

Details of the evening are as follows:

  • Date – Thursday, 11th July 2016
  • Time –19:00
  • Brewery – Stellenbrau
  • Venue – Main Bar @ Pirates
  • Entrance Fee – R60 (includes a light meal and tasting beers)

We have had a number of catering issues over the last few PCBC evenings so we cannot stress how important it is to register for the event.  We wouldn’t want people to leave the evening with totally empty stomachs (even if filled with beer):



Non & George

Pirates Ladies Lunch

Pirates Sports Club is proud to be hosting their annual Ladies Day Lunch.

Join us for a fun day out with your ladies.

VENUE: Pirates Sports Club
DATE: Saturday 3rd September
TIME: 12h00 for 12h30
COST: R250 per person or R2000 a table of 8

All ladies will receive a delicious lunch, gift pack & welcome drink on arrival.

GUEST SPEAKER: We have guest speaker Salome.
Salome is from an NGO called Khulisa Social Solutions

It is a fantastic NGO that does great work – have a look at their website:

More details to be revealed soon.

Pirates Sports Club
FNB, Northcliff
Acc #: 503 317 547 85
Branch Code: 25 37 05
Reference: Your Name & Ladies Day Lunch