Welcome to PE Crusader Sports Club

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Our History

The PE Crusader Sports Club, situated in the historical St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, is one of the oldest amateur sport clubs in South Africa. Popularly known as Crusaders, often abbreviated to ‘Saders’, the club still holds its name proud to this day.
Founded in 1843 as, the Port Elizabeth Cricket Club, it was later expanded to incorporate Crusader Rugby Club  in 1887, with other sporting codes following thereafter. Former presidents and committee members helped to build an institution of which all members of the club, our city, our province and our country can be proud. They contributed in no small manner to the magnificent achievements of the thousands of players who have worn this club’s colours. The players, of course, are the ones who built this legacy, the tradition and the reputation that have made the Crusader club famous in many countries.

Today the club boasts a host of sporting codes, including cricket (established 1843), rugby (established 1887), hockey (established 1902 as PE Men’s Hockey Club), squash and road running.
The club premises double up as the city’s international cricket venue, St George’s Park, the field where South Africa played their first cricket and rugby Tests in 1888-1889 and 1891 respectively. The ground continues to host provincial and international cricket matches by the Warriors franchise, EP cricket and SA Proteas teams.

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Affiliated Clubs

Port Elizabeth Cricket Club - Est 1843                                       
Crusader Rugby Club - Est 1887                                       
P E Crusader Hockey Club - Est 1902                                       
P E Crusader Squash Club - Est 1975
P E Crusader Athletics Club (Road Running) - Est 1991

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Members' Perks

The PE Crusader Sports Club offers members a spacious, secure and modern main bar area, with lounge facilities and views over the magnificent St George’s Park cricket ground. 
A perk for members of the club is access to the members’ stand in the main pavilion (Frielinghaus Stand), which provides refreshment facilities in a controlled and pleasant environment when provincial and international sports matches are played at the ground. State of the art squash facilities and arguably one of the best club grass fields (for club cricket, rugby and hockey) in South Africa are on offer to members of these sub-sections.
Members are entitled to bring guests into the main club area to watch local and international cricket games (excluding ground entrance fee).  One non-paying guest, thereafter R100 per guest, R50 per child.