Welcome to PE Crusader Sports Club

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Our History

The PE Crusader Sports club situated at the historical St Georges 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 it name proud to this very day.
Founded way back in 1843, originally the Port Elizabeth Cricket club, and was later expanded to incorporate Crusader rugby club in 1887, with other sporting codes following thereafter. Former presidents and committee members, helped 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 made the Crusader club famous in many countries.

Today the club boasts a host of sporting codes amongst its offerings, cricket (established 1843), rugby (established 1887), hockey (established 1902 as PE men’s Hockey club), squash and road running. Most recently a road cycling wing of the club was introduced.

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 Protea Team.

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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

PE Crusader Sports club offers in membership a spacious, secure and modern main bar area with lounge facilities and views over the magnificent St Georges Park International cricket ground. Private members only seating within the ground and the upmarket Crusader function venue which is available for hire at discounted rates for members only.  The club provides an ideal opportunity for members to entertain guests and clients.
A perk for members of the club is access to the members’ stand in the main pavilion, which provides catering and refreshment facilities in a controlled and pleasant environment when major 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 is also on offer to members of these sub-sections.

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