Good Day Pirates Members and Friends

What a fantastic success the Road Race was on Sunday.  WELL DONE to Tracey McKay and the Road Running Committee and Members you guys and ladies did a fantastic job.  Wow it was a record field of 2800 runners with very few problems.  Fantastic job well done.

Pirates is hosting the Charles Glass Society on Wednesday 27th February – everyone is welcome to attend this function so please support.  Money raised from these functions goes to the

SA Boucher Rhino Conservation Fund.  Look forward to seeing many Pirates members at this event.

Charles Glass


Have you booked your seat yet?  This promises to be a fantastic afternoon so contact Non and book your seat. The lunch will be held on Friday 1st March.  Please reserve your table with either Non on 011 646 5025 or Tracey Braham on

Guest Speakers are:

Ken Rutherford

Hugh Page

Rod McCurdy

Stephen (Charger) Jack


Congratulations to Alyna Wyatt (Chairperson of Hockey) Alyna came third in the SA Long Distance Triathlon Championships on Sunday – Well done a fantastic achievement

The Club has been in the Media

The Club has been getting some great media coverage around our 125th Birthday.  Have a look at this wonderful article written by Kevin McCallum from the Star after the Launch Party

Click Here

Pirates Wine Club

Pirates holds a very successful Wine Club everyone month.  Last night we tasted Saronsberg Cellar.  It was a successful evening with wonderful wines being tasted. The Club will now be holding two of the most popular wines behind the bar for the month from the Wine Tasting. The Wines being offered this month are Provenance Rooi 2010 and Provenance Sauvignon Blanc 2012. Ask the Barmen for the Wine Club Wine of the Month and give it a try

Next Wine Tasting will be on Thursday 14th March and we will be tasting De Waal Wines.  Contact Non if you are keen to attend these tastings


Pirates will be hosting a Vodacom Cup Game at the Club on Saturday 9th March

Lions vs Leopards – Kick off is at 15h00

This is a fantastic opportunity to bring your families down to experience First Class Rugby right on your doorstep

See you at the Club for this game

2013 Hockey season is getting underway

The Pirates Hockey Season is gearing up for a wonderful Season.  Here are the details for the Season:

Women’s 1st and 2nd trials Thursday 7th, Sunday 10th , Monday 11th March – TIME and LOCATION TBC

Women’s 3rds and 4ths trials/season kick off – Wednesday 13th March at Pirates Astro from 6.30pm – Practice is on Wednesdays for the season from 6.30pm

Men’s Season start date is Thursday 7th March, 7pm at Pirates Astro – Men’s practices are on Thursdays at Pirates

Social Hockey will continue every Tuesday at the Club from 19h00 until Trials start. Don’t forget to like the hockey facebook page and post all the updates:

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Sport on TV this Weekend

Come down to the Club and enjoy the great atmosphere by watching on the big screens


Bulls vs Stormers in Pretoria – Kick off at 19h00


Italy vs Wales in Rome – Kick off at 16h30

Cheetahs vs Storms in Bloem – Kick Off at 17h10

England vs France in London – Kick off at 19h00

Kings vs Force in PE – Kick off at 19h10

Virgin Active


Brad Guymer from the Rugby Section has managed to secure a good deal for Pirates members to join the New Virgin Active at Victory Park. The cost is R389.00 per person per month for a 24 month contract and there is NO JOINING FEE. If anyone is interested in this deal please contact Brad directly on THIS OFFER EXPIRES AT THE END OF FEBRUARY SO GET HOLD OF BRAD TODAY


Junior Hockey

This is for U15 – U17 Boys and Girls

Registration will take place on Monday 11th February and training will start straight away on Monday evening from 6pm to 7.30pm

Cost is R1100.00 for the Season

For more details contact Nicci Willson 076 340 2115/ or

Mini Hockey

This is for U5 to U13 Boys and Girls

Registration is on Saturday 23rd February from 09h00 – 11h00

Practices will start on Saturday 2nd March from 09h00 – 10h30

Cost is R900.00 for the Season

For more details contact Sue Dacre 0836514410/

Vote for your best PIRATES rugby team

As part of the Club’s celebrations the Rugby Boys have selected a few players who they feel were the best in their positions over the last 50 years. It is now YOUR chance to visit the Pirates website and vote for your team.  The team selected will be announced at the Rugby Cocktail Party on Friday 15th March.

So don’t delay!



Pirates Bowls is holding their Annual Golf Day on FRIDAY 8TH March at Parkview Golf Club. The cost is R1700.00 per 4-Ball and we appeal to our golfing members to support this Golf Day. For more information on sponsoring a hole please contact one of the following guys:

Bill Dougherty – 082 775 1254

Mike Theunissen – 083 456 8305

Bob Kroon – 082 699 9629


Have you replied to Non yet?

It is a function not to be missed and we look forward to hearing from many of our membersNick Mallet



    1. The Welsh Males Voice Choir is performing at Pirates Bowls on Saturday 16th March.  R100.00 a ticket with snacks at interval.  This is a wonderful evening.  To book your seat please contact Barbara on

 A show not to be missed.  See you there

  1. The Club Draw will take place on FRIDAY 1st MARCH.  R500.00 to be won!!!
  2. Vodacom Cup Game – Saturday 9th March
  3. Pirates Rugby and Hockey Festival – Saturday 16th March
  4. Pirates Wine Club – Thursday 14th March

2013 Events

Attached is a spreadsheet with all the upcoming events for the year.  Please have a look  and diarise the dates.

As soon as new dates are planned I will update the spreadsheet

2013 Events Calendar: Jan – Jun
2013 Events Calendar: Jul – Aug

Look forward to seeing you all this weekend