Pirates Junior Rugby 2017
||Registration: Saturday 13 May: 2pm-4pm | Wednesday 17 May: 5pm-7pm | Friday 19 May: 5pm-7pm
First Practice: Wednesday 17th May
||For boys aged 7-13
||Time: 5:15pm-6:30pm every Wednesday and Friday
||Price: R850 for Season per a child
ID size photo of child
a copy of the child’s birth certificate
a copy of parents’ Medical Aid
||Pirates Club, 25 Braeside Road, Greenside
Junior Rugby Information Sheet
Code of Conduct
Join us for a sophisticated afternoon of sparkling wine and salty morsels from the sea. And if oysters and bubbly isn’t your thing there’s sure to be something from our selection of food and drink for you.
Champagne and Oysters at Pirates Club
Tickets are opening soon but put your name down on our guest list and we’ll let you know as soon as they do!
avid Ndlovu (our barman) was very excited to receive his long service award and the bowls guys are grateful that he was rewarded in this way. He’s been a star for a very long time .
The Saturday Leagues as well as the Wednesday League are now behind us for 2016 and will pick up again in mid-January 2017. Our 3rd Division team won a close match on Saturday but our 6th Division guys lost as did the Pennant side. Both our Wednesday sides managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory yesterday with our one team losing on the last end. Thanks again to Fiona for some really yummy snacks after the day’s play.
The 3rd Division team has moved up to 8th out of 12 but the points difference between the team lying 7th and that lying 11th is only 2.5 so things are very tight with victories becoming increasingly important.
Cavin Cornelius’s singles tournament, happily known as Cavin’s Canary, will be played on Saturday and Sunday 7/8 January 2017. Entries cost R300 and may be paid to either Cavin or David the barman. This will be the 21st running of this tournament which promises to be a more special event than usual. Do try to enter as it gives you the opportunity to play against some of Gauteng’s real hotshots .
Richard Oosthuisen is back from a well earned break and will be putting some additional work and TLC into the Pirates green, especially with the Canary in mind.
We’re going Mexican tomorrow but first we would love to see you all here this evening as we celebrate the long service of our bar, house and ground staff. The Springboks play Wales in their final game of the European tour at 19:00. Adiós
Friday 25th November: Club Night — final Club Draw and Long Service Awards.
Friday 16th December: 32nd Annual Wobblers and Wigglers Hat Race.
Saturday 26th November:
Tequila & Mexican Food Festival
12:00 – 13:00 ☀ Gunshot Blue
13:00 – 14:00 ☀ Justin Serrao
14:00 – 15:00 ☀ Deon Bakkes and the Stolen Horses
15:00 – 16:00 ☀ Matthew Mole
16:00 – 17:00 ☀ Francois van Coke
17:00 – 18:00 ☀ Shortstraw
Paid-up Club Members will be allocated complimentary tickets on a first-come first-serve basis from the bar or from the office on Saturday morning.
Anyone exiting the clubhouse via the deck and towards fields will need to wear a festival armband.
Club Members will need to display a Pirates Club car sticker or membership card at the Braeside Rd entrance. All non-member parking will be in the park.
Jozi Food Market
will continue as normal but there will be no access to the front lawns or deck area.
Beniamino Pellegrini pulled off a stunning feat with his top ten finish in the 100km SkyRun this past weekend in a time of 15:21:07! Only a handful have ever completed the event in under 16 hours in its 20 year history and less so achieving Comrades silver in the same year. Other Pirates who did us proud include Jan Vreken claiming the coveted 24 hour medal (22:00:18). Louis-John Ferreira (27:50:11) and Bradley Nelson (28:16:54) both finished comfortably within the 30 hour cut-off while Jack Davis pulled off an epic 13th position on the 65km course in a time of 12:09:29.
Congrats too to our 94.7 cyclists! Rodney Matthews – 02:52:52 | Jason Smith – 02:52:52 | Brian Malcomees – 02:53:25 | Ian Benson – 02:53:57 | Clive Main – 02:57:05 | Marc Corker – 03:02:04 | Paul Vlaming – 03:17:03 | Peter Botha – 03:24:40 | Shirley Buchholtz – 04:59:47 | Matthew Smith – 06:30:00 and
Best of luck to all runners taking part in the Tough One this Sunday!
An annual tradition between Pirates, Kudus, Wanderers and Old Eds running club the 4Play Challenge usually starts with a run between 5–8km, and then the clubs get down to all sorts of fun and games. The host club comes up with newly invented games to bring out the best of silliness in the teams. The whole idea is to cheat as much as possible, and no matter who gets the most points, this is always rigged by the judges so that the home team wins! This is followed by a bring-and-braai and club members stick around and do some socialising with each other, and with their families, who also participate.
‘Who Am I’ Riddle
Pirates Road Running Chair, Hennie Booysen, was the only Pirate to correctly guess the three athletes in Almanac Riddle. winning R300 loaded onto his membership card!
Two Day December Clinic
Date: 8th & 9th December
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All our Saturday League sides lost last weekend. Sadly we’re near the bottom of our respective leagues but with a little bit of good fortune things should change.
Only one of our Wednesday league teams was in action this week but they came up against a strong Old Parks combination that showed no mercy.
Our barman, David Ndlovu, will be receiving a long service award at the Main Club tomorrow evening . David is highly regarded by all who come into contact with him and we congratulate him on this achievement . Some of us have known David for almost thirty years which takes us back to the days of The Bulls & Bears restaurant in the old Stock Exchange building in the Johannesburg CBD.
Dave Price is in the Netcare Clinton hospital in Alberton having his knees fixed up again. For those of you who know him there’s no doubt that he’ll appreciate a visit will.