Coming Up at Pirates

Saturday 13th February – Free Wellness Valentine’s Gym Day
Sunday 14th February – Valentine’s Day Brunch
Sunday 21st February – Pirates 21km Run
Saturday 27th February – Hockey Karoake Fundraiser
Sunday 3rd April – Gin & Tonic Festival

Upgrades at Pirates

We have finally completed the deck area and have almost completed the outside bar. Come down soon and have a drink with us.


This Sunday





We are very grateful for the new fence which is rapidly being erected around our premises and the perimeter of Braeside Road. It definitely makes a considerable difference when compared to the former very rusted or considerably missing eyesore.

Sadly we had a bit of a nightmare on Saturday against Old Eds who beat us by 12 1/2 points to 5 1/2. We have a break this weekend so hopefully we’ll have some time to re-charge our batteries .

Our Wednesday League side is doing relatively well and occasionally beats a team that is near the top of the log and who aren’t expecting us to shake them up. Luvverly stuff!!






Road Running

We have 10 days to go the Pirates 21km. This event is growing each and every year, and we expect another record field. In order to make sure that the event is run smoothly we are asking any Pirates member who would be able to assist on the day to please contact Road Running at

We are also encouraging the fitter of you to partake in the event. It is a challenging route but we have yet to lose a Pirates member along it – must be that usual uncanny sense of direction that leads a Pirate back to the bar.

If you are on social media please link to the event for the Pirates21. If you can also please forward the attached flyer to anyone you know that may be interested in the race as a participant or a spectator. We are especially looking to get local residents, businesses, churches and schools involved.

Click here to view Ladies Leader board / Click here to view Mens Leader board


Join us this weekend for our Valentine’s Day special & get a Discovery Vitality Assessment



Thank you 702 for all that you do for our little market. The dedication and passion from our traders, combined with all the effort from the management and staff at Pirates has definitely paid off, we won this little award.

You came 2nd!

After many months of votes from over 50 000 people we have finally come to end of our voting season for 2015. We want to sincerely congratulate you on being the best in your industry and look forward to a wonderful 2016.

You officially came 2nd on the Best Markets in Johannesburg and you thoroughly deserve it. You can view the list below to see who ended up where;





Ububele is an NGO that focuses on improving the emotional development and well being of children under the age of 7, their parents and other caregivers. For the past 16 years, our work has centered on the promotion of mental health and has advocated for low-cost models of preventative care which are suitable for low-recourse environments. Located in Kew, our programmes are mainly conducted in nearby Alexandra.

In 2015, we opened the Ububele Umdlezane clinic situated at Alex clinic with the hopes of being more accessible to the larger Alex community. Our free services are made available to community members three days a week. Currently, we are in need of a refurbishing of the therapy rooms at our center. We hope to raise the funds through running a jumble sale on our premises at the end of the month.

Should you be willing to donate ANY items towards this cause and towards our organisation in general, we would truly value and appreciate your kind support.

Please drop off any household items, clothes, non-perishable food and furniture you are willing to donate by the 22nd of February. We thank you in advance!

Kindly contact Esther or Janeé on 011 786 5085 or Email us or

Should you be interested in learning more about us and the work that we do visit our website at, email us at or like our Ububele Facebook page for updates.





Times of games are:
Saturday 13th

France vs Ireland Kick off at 16h25
***Guinness available***

Wales vs Scotland Kick off at 18h50





Results last Sunday

1st XI lost to Randfontein
Pirates 188/10
Randfontein 190/10

2nd XI draw due to rain.
3rd XI draw due to rain.

Fixtures on Sunday

1st XI vs UJ @ Pirates
2nd XI vs Wanderers (A)
3rd XI vs Old Parks (A)



Bar Specials

Guinness Draught 500ml – R29 (Members R26)

J C Le Roux Sparkling Wine R89 (Members R28)

Double Brandy & Coke R30 (Members R28)

Hansa Draught 500ml R24 (Members R21)

11From The Office

We’d like to send a big thanks to Alistair Johnstone for the donation of his iPod to Pirates. We’ve got some lovely new music giving the club a lovely atmosphere.

We’d like to congratulate Leslie on his promotion at Pirates. Leslie is now in charge of the Tennis & Soccer Bar. Well Done Leslie, we value our staff tremendously.