BENONI'S SPORTING HEARTBEAT
Benoni Northerns is so much more than a cricket club, a soccer club or a hockey club. Since our humble beginnings in 1972, we’ve grown to become the sporting heartbeat of Benoni and its surrounds – a club defined by the balance between competitive excellence and family values. Within our 20-hectare grounds, are some of the most envied facilities in the area that will give you every chance of excelling, and every chance of enjoying yourself.
The only thing we covet more than winning is the joy and comraderie of sporting competition. Our members are our lifeblood. To us, the runner battling through his first road race is just as welcome as the batsman scoring a century at Club Champs; the veteran tennis player just as important as the star who scores the winner in the Benoni derby.
YOUR SPORT | YOUR WAY
We recognise that talent reveals itself in different disciplines, at different times of life. That’s we have no less than 8 Benoni Northerns’ sub-sections through which men, women, boys and girls, can represent our esteemed club, at varying levels of competition. See what they’re all about below.
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Benoni Northerns Athletics Club
The famous three-scimitar logo has been seen on the vest of many a great runner in South Africa’s top marathons. That said, we do what we do simply for the love of running. You may be hoping to emulate our favourite daughter, Frith Van Der Merwe, or you may simply be an amateur runner looking for a club. Either way, you’ll find a home at Benoni Northerns.
Comrades Marathon | Rowling Night Race | Slow Mag Marathon
Frith van der Merwe (SA Long distance runner)
Benoni Indians Ball Club
Looking for the best place to play Baseball or Softball in the greater Ekurhuleni area? Look no further than Benoni Northerns Indians. We compete at both junior and senior level, always welcoming new recruits. Some of our players have gone on to play in the US so we’re a great place to get noticed.
Junior and Senior Teams
Richard Greenslade (Springbok Baseball)
Rowan Eberson (Minnesota Twins, USA)
Benoni Northerns Bridge Club
Bridge serves to remind us that sport doesn’t have to be about who is the strongest, the fastest or the most dextrous; it’s also about mental fortitude. And that’s why we love to play it here at Benoni Northerns. Whether you’re an experienced bridge player looking to seriously compete or a beginner looking for a fun place to learn, Benoni Northerns Bridge club is the place for you.
Benoni Northerns Cricket Club
BNCC has a proud history, from the days of Denis Lindsay back in the 70’s to our recent appearances at Club Champs. But what we’re even more proud of is our culture of inclusion and togetherness. Junior, senior, expert or veteran, we’ve got a spot for you in one of our many cricket sides.
Teams: 11 Junior teams | 6 Senior teams | 1 Women’s team | 1 Colts team (U16)
Notable members: Denis Lindsay (SA Cricket player)
Benoni Northerns Football Club
Benoni Northerns soccer club has proved its strength for over four decades now. Today we boast a host of teams across different leagues. We embrace the ethos of the club by welcoming all types of players, from juniors putting on their first pair of boots to stars like Rowen Fernandez who have gone on to represent Bafana Bafana.
Teams: 34 Junior teams | 4 Saturday Senior teams | 2 Ladies teams | 2 Veteran teams (35+)
Notable members: Rowen Fernandez (SA Footballer)
Benoni Northerns Hockey
Hockey was the original flagship sport of Benoni Northerns, and while the other sporting codes have caught up, hockey remains a cornerstone of the club. No player need venture outside the Ekurhuleni to experience modern hockey facilities, thanks to the Eastern Gauteng Hockey Association (EGHA) AstroTurf pitch, which was recently installed on our doorstep.
Our first and second men’s teams compete in the Southern Gauteng leagues. We then have another five men’s teams that play in the Eastern Gauteng leagues, joined by four women’s teams.
7 Senior Mens teams | 5 Senior Ladies teams | Junior teams (U5, U7, U9, U11, U13, U15, U17)
Jethro Eustice (SA Hockey player)
Benoni Northerns Rugby Club
Benoni Rugby Club has been running onto the pitch since establishment in 1910. Benoni Northerns Sports Club welcomes the youngest sub-section to the Benoni Northerns family.
Benoni Northerns Tennis Club
Benoni Northerns Tennis Club welcomes young and old to its courts, as it has done since the club’s formation in 1972. There’s room for growth in terms of membership and we’d love you to be a part of that. Find out how to join Benoni Northerns Tennis Club below.
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The Benoni Northerns Hall is a large, versatile venue that can comfortably seat 200 people. It is served by the club’s Scimitar Bar and Beer garden and is available for hire to the general public.
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