A big thank you to members who gave money and time last Saturday for our Mandela Day initiative to improve the staff quarters. A lot was done but there are still a number of outstanding improvements we’d like to tackle. To keep the momentum going we are incorporating the 67 Days Staff Quarters Improvement Plan into our Pirates Development Plan. Watch this space for more info!






Thursday 21st July – Wine Club

Friday 29th July – Club Draw

Saturday 3rd September – Ladies Day Lunch


  • Wine Club tonight (fully booked! Be sure to reserve your seat for next month)
  • This Friday evening Pirates Rugby Club take on Wanderers, games start at 18h15.
  • Catch Junior Rugby on Saturday morning and our Super Rugby quarter final screening from 16h30 on our new projector donated by a generous club member.
  • Support our hockey sides playing Saturday and Sunday across the city.




The Sports Shop has some awesome branded hoodies, long sleeve T-shirts and caps available for order. Check out the catalogue HERE and pop into the shop to place your order




Congrats to the Mens A Side for a resounding 6-0 whitewash over VUT last weekend.

Full results and fixtures for this weekend can be found HERE


Klipdrift Promo
Friday evening only: double brandy at single prices!

Rib Shack Red
Buy a bottle of Rib Shack Red and receive a free steak knife

Crabbie’s Ginger Beer
Buy one, get one free.



Pirates take on Wanderers at the club tomorrow with the third team and U21 starting at 18:15 and the first team kickoff at 21:00

Pirates Grill will be serving their Match Day Menu and the Bar will have gluhwein to keep off the chill.


Pirates Tennis Academy in association with Sue Rollinson Tennis Academy are having a August tennis clinic

Dates: 16,17,18 August and 30,31 August & 1 September

Pirates Tennis Club

All ages welcome!

contact Alex: 082 635 5043/ 076 905 3834
email: srta@vodamail.co.za



You can help out your Club by shopping at Woolworths and simply filling out a MySchool | MyVillage | MyPlanet form with Pirates Sports Club as the beneficiary. Join online at www.myschool.co.za or fill out a form at your local Woolies or at the main bar.

Hand in the completed form at the Bar and score a Pirates shotglass!


The Club has sadly said goodbye to Hayley. Hayley’s wonderful disposition will be missed in the office.

She did a terrific job in putting the Club on the map with her Social Media expertise.

I am sure you’ll all join me in wishing Hayley all the very best for her future.

We therefore welcome Bradley Nelson to the fold.  Bradley comes with lots of experience in Social Media and writing skills and is going to be a definite asset to the admin team at the Club.

We were very pleased to discover once Brad had joined that he is the nephew of the late Dave Rawlings (a very staunch Pirate who will be remembered by many)  This is a definite sign that Brad is here for the long haul with the Club.  We wish you a wonderful time with us, Brad.

Brad will be responsible for the newsletter, social media, sectional liaison and assistant manager over weekends plus many other tasks which he will soon get to love!

— Non


1.     Peter Stead

2.     Mark Ford

3.     Rodney Matthews

4.     Andrew Robinson

5.     Sean Busschau

6.     Dave Case

7.     Liam Del Carme

8.     Clive Main

9.     Gareth Dixon

10.   Steve Blankenberg

Welcome to BLANKS who has made it into the top ten at the expense of the legendary LEGEND.