Sunday 5th June – Bowls Ladder Tournament

Thursday 9th June – Beer Club

Saturday 18th June – SA VS Ireland Rugby Emirates Airline Park

Friday 17th June – Sportsmans Lunch

Sunday 19th June – Fathers Day

Thursday 23rd June – Wine Club

Saturday 25th June – Winter Gourmet Food Festival

Saturday 23rd July – CHOC Poitjiekos Competition


This Friday we have the Pirates Schools Challenge this Friday from 1pm.

On Saturday we have Mini Hockey from 9am. The Hockey section are holding a fundraiser at 4pm in the bowls club.

On Sunday we have a Baseball match from 9am. We have social soccer from 9am and Junior Rugby practise at 2:30pm. Our Bowls Ladder Tournament commences this Sunday. We encourage all our members to enter.


The Old Parks Wednesday competition continues. We are the model of consistency in that we lost by 16 points to 9 for the third time in a row.

We’re all looking forward to the Pirates Bowls Invitational on Sunday which should be great fun. It’s a pity that the date clashes with a JBA tournament where some of our bowlers are involved as they were all keen to be involved. Never mind, whilst they’ll miss the Blitz all will play subsequent games.

We’re having our braai unit refurbished next week. It will be missing for the duration of the week but should come back looking brand spanking new.







We’d like to say a big WELL DONE to all our Pirates members that competed in the Comrades marathon last weekend. Pirates had 100% finish success rate and didn’t have a single person bail.Beni once again achieved silver and Yunis got his green number. 10 first time finishers (25% of the total field of 40)

Beniamino Pellegrini 07:18:54
Adrien Thoma 08:28:17
Michelle Davis 08:47:45
Mark Davis 08:47:46
Peter Crawley 08:49:56
Arran Brown 08:54:32
Sandra Case 09:11:44
Yunis Francis 09:25:39
Warren Lawlor 09:26:32
John Stark 09:33:21
Tin Greeff 09:38:05
Rodney Matthews 09:42:00
Colin Mitchley 09:52:05
Ian Benson 09:52:06
Ainsley Williams 09:52:06
Stephen Miller 09:53:08
Marc Van Olst 10:00:48
Struan Brown 10:05:51
Riedwaan Jabaar 10:17:01
Schalk Liebenberg 10:17:01
Matthew Smith 10:21:53
Warren Grant Bewsher 10:28:17
General Senyadiwa 10:28:17
Jan Vreken 10:29:52
Gareth Whittaker 10:42:17
Daniel Hamman 10:46:50
Rudi Swanepoel 10:47:00
Chana-Lee Preston 10:48:17
Fabian Byrne 10:48:17
Nicola Theunissen 10:50:09
Doug Dunbar 11:06:42
Johan Botes 11:10:04
Peter J Botha 11:27:28
David Case 11:31:55
Clive Main 11:50:16
Ciaran Okelly 11:50:54
Shayla Bailes 11:55:05
Hennie Booysen 11:56:36
Alastair Ramlakan 11:56:39
Edwin Smith 11:56:39




Pirates Tennis Club has entered 4 teams in the Gauteng Central Combined Mixed League which is taking place at the moment. The teams are participating in various leagues from Premier through to the second league.

Matches take place on Saturday afternoons. Sunday afternoons see the Pirates Junior tennis teams in action. This is an under 14 league with teams comprising boys and girls together. Pirates Junior section have 2 teams participating in this league.




Our club draw took place last Friday.

The names drawn were:
1st – R3000.00
Jack Makganyoha
2nd – R1500.00
Timothy Hock
3rd – R750.00
Charles Smith

Unfortunately none of these people were at the club draw so prize money goes up too R3500.00. The next club draw is on the 24th of June.




Pirates Men D lost 4-1 against NWU Vaal Men A. Goal Scorer: Wayne Swart
Pirates Ladies A lost 2-0 against Crusaders Ladies A

Pirates A won 10-3 against Old Eds. Goal Scorers: Divan Calldo (3), Dewald Keulder (2), William Holm (2), Jacques Du Preez (1), Nick Raal (1), Dylan Wilson (1).
Pirates B lost 4-1 against Khosa Men C. Goal Scorer: Alan Brown
Pirates C lost 4-1 against Wanderers Men I. Goal Scorer: Collin Smith.

Pirates A lost 3-0 against NWU Vaal Ladies A
Pirates B lost 3-0 against NWU Vaal Ladies B
Pirates C lost 5-1 against Khosa A. Goal Scorer: Angie Wilson

Pirates Ladies A vs Crusaders Ladies A at 17:15 @ Randburg Bottom

Pirates A vs Wanderers at 11:15 @ Wanderers
Pirates B vs Benoni Northerns Mens B at 11:15 @ NHS
Pirates C vs NWU VaaL Men A at 14:15 @ NHS
Pirates D vs UJ F at 12:45 @ NHS

Pirates A vs Wits A at 11:15 @ JSA.
Pirates B vs Panorama B at 08:15 @ NHS
Pirates C vs WITS D at 09:45 @ NHS

Join in on the Beer Pong Hockey fundraiser this Saturday in the bowls club.




Pirates take on Pukke this weekend in Potch. We wish them the best of luck.

A note from Brad Guymer (Rugby Chairman)
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for everything you did to make Saturday a success at the club despite the numbers.

The club looked amazing and there is no doubt in my mind that there is no other club that can put on a show like that.

I received a lot of complements about the grounds, the field, the club house and the other facilities. Everyone was asking who painted the skull onto the field. Innocent you can be proud of the work your team has done so far.

The guests in the Quarter Deck where very happy with their day and full of praise.

To pull something like this off takes hard work and passion for what you do and it is clear that you all have it in buckets.

On behalf of the rugby boys I would like to thank you for everything.




We will be showing the Super 18 Rugby games this weekend.


Junior Rugby Holiday Camps

Is your kid rugby mad? Are you looking for something for them to do in the holidays? Send them to the HPRC Holiday camps. We are catering for all their rugby needs, from skills development to fitness. With the focus on fun it promises to be an environment where they will develop their game.

Email roryl@atdsport.co.za for more info.





Here are the results from the Superbru competition.


1 – Peter Stead
2 – Mark Ford
3 – Rodney Matthews
4 – David Case
5 – Steve Blanckeberg
6 – Andrew Robinson
7 – Gareth Dixon
8 – Clive Main
9 – Liam Delcarme
10 – Mike Griessel
11 – Sean Everitt





The Pirates shop is now stocking Gilbert gum guards, whistles, scrum caps and body armour.

Come down and have a look.

10 11




Beer Club is resurrected

George Brink has arranged for Rob Stewart of Lazy Lizard Brewhouse to come and show off their beers on Thursday 9 June.

Lazy Lizard is one of the newest breweries in South Africa having only received their license in April. They are situated just over the border in North West 13 kms past Lanseria. They are a family friendly brew pub with meals served under the trees outside the brewery. Their location allows them to brew on site as North West’s liquor laws are not as stringent as Gauteng’s, so a visit to them will allow you to look over the brewery as well.

Cost R60.00 per head which will include a meal
Time: 19h30
Place: Pirates Main Bar

RSVP to Non @ non@piratesclub.co.za




Communications Administrator / Assistant Manager

Pirates Club is currently looking for suitable candidates to fill the position ofCommunications Administrator / Assistant Manager

Below are the requirements for this role:

  • Commencement


  • Compilation and distribution of the weekly Pirates Newsletter via Mailchimp
  • Conceptualising, development and distribution of any additional marketing material for club events.
  • Maintain and update the club database for distribution of the newsletter
  • Liaise with Sectional Heads and assist with marketing plans and strategies
  • Build strong relationships with media houses for editorial articles

Assistant Manager

  • A variety of operational duties to assist the Club Manager
  • Stock Take
  • Answering of the phone and any other office related duties
  • Weekend and overtime relief work (ad hoc)

Hours of work

  • Tuesday to Friday from 08h30 – 17h00
  • Saturday 10h00 – 18h00

Experience Required

  • Minimum of a matric certificate
  • Computer literate (All Microsoft suites and MailChimp) essential
  • Must be well spoken and have excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Any qualifications in communications, marketing or management would be advantageous.
  • Previous experience with sports related to the club (either through participation or other involvement) would be advantageous


  • Market related based on experience


Please email non@piratesclub.co.za to apply.