Good Morning Pirates Members

Thank you so much to the members who attended the Club Draw on Friday night.

It was good to see our members again. The first name out the barrel to win R2 250.00 was Steve Williams but unfortunately he was not at the Club but Rory Poole was the lucky second name out the barrel and he was at the Club so he won R1 125.00. Well done Rory it was worth paying your fees as you got most of your money back!!!

Pirates Beer Club – Thursday 13th February with Loxton Lager

The Loxton Lager was recently voted the best new beer of 2013 by Lucy Corne and her blog followers, some of you may be familiar with her as the author of African Brew, and a definite expert on the wonderful growing microbrewery industry in South Africa.

Details of the evening are as follows:

  1. * Brewery – Loxton Lager
  2. * Date – 13th February 2014
  3. * Time – 19:00
  4. * Entrance Fee – R50 (includes light meal and tasting beers)

If you are keen to get onto the mailing list or would like to attend please send a mail to Non at

We look forward to seeing you at the first 2014 Beer Tasting


This is a great 21km Race so we would like to encourage all our members to tell their friends about the race. It is always very well organised and well supported so definitely a race not to miss on the Gauteng Race Calendar

Please can the members offer their assistance to the Road Running Section in the form of marshalling, water tables and start and finish areas. If you are able to assist please contact the following people directly:

Marshalling: Matthew Smith

Start/Finish: Shirley Allsworth

Water Tables: Adrien Thoma

The race starts at 7am from Pirates Club

Six Nations Rugby Starts this weekend

The Main Bar will be open on Saturday for watching Six Nations Games. The big screen will be up but unfortunately the 2 stolen TV’s will only be replaced on Monday.

The following games are being played over the weekend


Wales vs Italy in Cardiff – Kick Off at 14h30

France vs England in Paris – Kick Off at 17h00


Ireland vs Scotland in Dublin – Kick Off at 15h00

Look forward to seeing the members down to watch

Pirates Kick Off Suite – Super 15 and Test Match Offers

Come down to the Club on Thursday and see what is on offer from Pirates to watch at Ellis Park this year



Mini Hockey runs from the age groups U5 to U13 and is for children born between 2001 and 2009.

Registration and first practice SATURDAY 1 MARCH 2014 from 9am to 10:30am

Those who register for the whole season receive a gift from Pirates.

The season cost is R900 (March to August), alternatively you can pay R60 to attend an individual session. Children are welcome to try out the first session for free. Please ask about the sibling discounts.

Practices will be from 9am till 10:30am each Saturday, running through till the end of August. Practices run during school holidays as we have private and government school pupils. No practice over the Easter weekend or other Public Holiday.

Uniform is available at the Pirates shop (Wear with generic navy shorts/skorts)

Tournaments will be held on various Saturdays between April and August.

For enquiries please contact Sue Dacre on 083 651 4410 or


Junior Hockey is for U15 and U17 players (teens born between 1997 and 2000)

Registration and first practice MONDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2014 from 6pm to 7:30pm

Registration costs R1200 for the season and uniforms can be purchased at the Pirates shop.

U15 practices are Mondays 6pm till 7:30pm starting 10 February 2014.

U17 practices will start on Mondays 6pm till 7:30pm starting 10 February 2014 but this will change, new date TBA. No practice over the Easter weekend or other Public Holiday.

Matches will be held on various Friday evenings starting in April.

For enquiries please contact Nicci Willson 076 340 2115 or


We will continue to use the 125 Logo for 2014. Thanks to the members who participated in the voting process. Your voice has been heard


The Shop will be opening on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 17h30 to 18h30 and on Saturday mornings from 08h00 to 12h00

There will be many specials on offer please watch our Facebook Page for these offers

Looking forward to seeing everyone coming down to see what is on offer in the Club


  1. 6th February Rugby Kick Off Suite Presentation
  2. 13th February First Beer Club of the Year – Loxton Lager will be visiting the Club
  3. Pirates 21km Helpers Run starting at 6.30am from the Pirates Car Park
  4. 16th February 21km Road Race starting at 7am
  5. 20th February First Wine Club of the Year
  6. 22nd February Rugby Trials

Exodus – Inspirational Small Group Adventures

Visiting the UK next summer?

Why not spend a weekend taking in the major highlights of the Peak District National Park, walking with an experienced Trekking Guide. Take in the stunning sweeping vistas and admire the unique flora and fauna of this recently declared Nature Reserve.

Departures: 13 June, 8 August, 5 September

3 days from £229

Alternatively, try the “Trek Snowdon Long Weekend” taking in the surrounding Snowdonia National Park as well as summiting the highest peak in England and Wales (1085m).

Walking with a qualified Mountain Leader there will be time to enjoy the spectacular panoramic views from the top, and marvel at the unique Bio-diversity.

Departures: 20 June, 01 August, 26 September

3 days from £249

To find out more about the above weekends or any of the Exodus Activity Holidays (Walking & Trekking, Cycling, Wildlife and Family Holidays) please go to or or phone 011 408 8000 or contact your nearest ASATA Travel Agent

Look forward to seeing you all tonight

Kind regards