WELCOME TO PIRATES SPORTS CLUB

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 – 07 OCTOBER 2017

It looks like another warm and sunny weekend so why not join us for a cold one and some cricket? 1st XI take on arch-rivals Wanderers on Sunday! Exciting News! The Rugby Gold Cup playoff against Impala in Rustenberg will be televised live on SuperSport 1 from 13:30...

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NEWSLETTER – 30 SEPTEMBER 2016

It's Club Draw tomorrow evening at 18:30. The Draw has rolled over toR5000.00... on top of that the weekly Joker Draw will start at R2145.00! Come early and catch the Lions v Sharks game kicking off at 17:00. League cricket gets under way from Saturday and we will of...

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NEWSLETTER – 23 SEPTEMBER 2016

It's Heritage weekend and cricket is gearing up as we host Claremont Cricket Club while our rugby team tour to George to take on Pacaltsdorp Evergreens and the Emmarentia u16 Super League side play in the Knockout Cup final. Don't miss the Lions vs EP Kings kicking...

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