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.
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 http://skyrun.sportraxs.com/
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 .
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!
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.