Dear Pirates Family

We had a good weekend last weekend – although the rugby result was not ideal the members still managed to have fun and enjoy time with friends.   This weekend we are hosting the 125 Cricket Weekend with games on Saturday and Sunday.  Come down to the Club and watch some fun cricket with some great legends.

Cricket Celebrates the Club’s 125th Birthday

Barry Skjoldhammer has organised a fantastic weekend of cricket at the Club this weekend and the support of the members would be great.  Tonight there is a Cocktail Party for all the players in the Old Bones.  Saturday and Sunday are cricket games with four 15 over games on Saturday and two 15 over games on Sunday.  Come down and enjoy a great time in the sun watching the men play.  There will be Castle Beer Garden set up under the tree – much fun will be had and it is definitely worth coming down to see the guys in action.

Cricket 125


The Pirates Junior Cricket Season will start this Saturday 21st September. This programme is held every Saturday morning from 09h00 – 11h00 on the Pirates Cricket fields. Boys and Girls from U7 – U13 are more than welcome to join this fantastic programme

Price for the Season

R1200.00 seasonal membership which includes a Pirates Cap and Shirt Or

R100.00 per Saturday morning for casual Membership

For further information please contact Liam Gallagher on 071 160 4378


Karl Rogers, competed in the ITU World Triathlon Championships on Sunday 14 September in London, UK. Karl finished in a time of 2:07:11 which placed him 109th in the men’s age group 35 – 39. Congratulations to Karl on representing South Africa and Pirates!


The Ladies Lunch is fast approaching. We are calling on all Pirates lady members, wives, girlfriends and friends of Pirates to join us for a fun-filled afternoon where you are guaranteed to laugh lots.  Below is the flyer for the event.  Please contact the office if you are able to join us. We are doing tables of 10 but if you have less then we will join you up with other smaller tables.

Pirates Ladies

Pirates Road Running Club lends a helping hand to Marang House. – Runners show the support for children

RR Charity

Extract from an article in the Caxton Papers

On 23 August, representatives from Pirates Road Running Club in Greenside visited Marang House to hand over a cheque with proceeds from their December 2012 Wobblers and Wigglers Hat Run.

Marang House was founded in 1998 by well-known Northcliff doctor, the late Pieter Ernst, to provide around the clock medical care to disadvantaged children ages four to fourteen suffering from chronic illnesses. The representatives of the club were pleased to pass on the R10 000 contribution as their visit to the home made them confident that it was going towards a good cause.

“We are lucky there are people that do this work,” said treasurer of Pirates Road Running Club Paul Vlaming on the work being done to ensure recovery for the children at the home. “We can be so selfish thinking about our own pleasures and forget that we can contribute to someone else.”

“We are very thankful for your donation. Donations give me all the right tools to be a mother to these children and to do my job giving them the care they need,” said matron of the home Salome Parkies.

“This is our community, this is where we run and some of us even live here, so we are glad to help those that welcome us,” said Sue McLaggan, committee member of club.


The Pirates Sports Shop

The Pirates Sports Shop is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and again on Saturday mornings.

We have some lovely ‘only available at Pirates Sports Shop’ jewellery for sale so pop in and have a look.

We have also re-stocked on the 125 Caps and Golf Shirts for both Ladies and Men’s – these are limited edition shirts and once sold out will not be available again.

125 Golf Shirt125 Cap


Come Guys and Gals we need to change the Top 3 for a week or so – choose wisely this weekend


CLUB DRAW is up to R2 000.00

The next draw will take place on Friday 27th September (next Friday).  Make sure you are there to win 

Pirates Gala Dinner – Friday 25th October – Sandton Sun Hotel

We are calling on all our current and past Pirates members to attend this memorable evening.  Please contact any old Pirates members you might still be in touch with and let them know about the dinner. Below are the details of the evening which cannot be missed!!

Gala Dinner


Friday Night:

Junior Rugby Section are playing against Diggers Games start from 18h00

Western Province vs Griquas in Cape Town  Kick off at 19h05


Jozi Market from 08h30

125 Cricket Matches from 10h00

Sharks vs Cheetahs in Durban Kick off @ 15h00

Lions vs Blue Bulls vs at Ellis Park Kick off @ 17h00

All games will be on the big screens at Pirates in the Main Bar

We look forward to seeing many people down at the Club over the weekend.


  1. Ladies Lunch – Saturday 12th October 2012
  2. Next Beer Club evening is Thursday 10th October 2012 – We will be tasting SAB Craft Beers
  3. Next Wine Club Tasting – Thursday 17th October 2012 – We will be tasting Raka Wines
  4. Gala Dinner – Friday 25th October at Sandton Sun
  5. Have you LIKED our Facebook Page – if not please do so TODAY 


Look forward to seeing many members at the Club this weekend

We are having such wonderful weather so enjoy spring.