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.