Still 3 weeks to enter Europe’s largest corporate multi sports festival, the UK Corporate Games

More than 5,000 entrants from over 100 diverse organisations of all sizes will be represented at this years’ UK Corporate Games in Nottingham.  Participants will be coming from all corners of the UK to compete like Vodafone Ireland, Aberdeen Asset Management from Scotland and Willis Towers Watson bringing teams together from multiple offices. Large numbers of local companies will also be playing, paddling or racing over the weekend, like Speedo, Wilmott Dixon, Boots, Air IT, University of Nottingham, Freeths, Browne Jacobson just to name a few.   Entry numbers are still growing and anyone wishing to take part is still welcome to join in the weekends festivities.  There is still time to for you and your organisation to be part of the 23 sports and he array of celebrations on the packed weekend programme.

This is the first time the Games has ever come to Nottingham so don’t miss your Chance to be involved.

Games Sport Patron

Helen Richard-Walsh
– Helen Richardson-Walsh MBE
Olympic Gold Medalist, GB Women’s Hockey

“I am delighted to be appointed as the Sport Patron for the UK Corporate Games, Nottingham 2017. Nottingham has played an important role in my life and it is wonderful news that the Games has been awarded to this great City this year. I would encourage businesses of all types to participate as the Games will deliver benefits and opportunities for everyone involved. I am looking forward to meeting all of the companies over the weekend. Good luck.”

 

Email reme.foster@corporate-games.com or call 01733 380 888 for a discussion on how you can get involved. Click here to download the online brochure.  

Don’t delay, get in touch this week to find out how you can benefit.

Official Games Sponsors and Supporters

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Get Back To Sport Pre Games Conditioning & Training

So you’re all signed-up, excited and ready for a weekend of fun, sport and competition. It’s going to be an amazing weekend full of opportunities, team building and new experiences.

You’re already a forward-thinking lot having entered a team and realising the benefits of the Corporate Games to “get fit for business” …  however, have you thought much about getting fit for the event?

Unless your business is health and fitness, you’re likely faced with the the task of how to get yourself or your team fit for the event.

Getting the right balance of the type and amount of training is important for performance, but it’s also important to help avoid those aches, pains and niggles that can often creep up on you, especially if you’re relatively new to the sport.  Sore knees is a really common example!

Fear not…

Dr Claire Minshull Hi, I’m Dr Claire Minshull, founder of Get Back To Sport and as official partners to the Corporate Games I and my team can provide you with exactly what you need; whether that just be advice, a bespoke tailored training programme for you and your team, or in-house conditioning classes – no matter what your goals are. I have 20 years’ of experience in the field of sports medicine and I’ve had the pleasure of providing leading conditioning support for hundreds of people, from elite athletes, recreational games players and those with injury.  Right now, I’m currently enjoying working with some of Capital One’s marathon team.

 

Get back To Sport we will provide you with the right balance of training and conditioning to physically prepare you for the weekend, future proof you against injury whilst still maintaining the element of fun!

Some of the services Get Back To Sport can offer your business include:

  • FREE* Lunchtime seminars on how to condition for your sport
  • Bespoke training plans
  • Group / individual training sessions

Please get in touch to enquire and find out how you can get fit for the Games!

E:mail: info@getbacktosport.com

Tel: 07980 000 316

*Available in some areas

UK Corporate Games Nottingham 2017 partners with Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

Europe’s largest annual multi sports festival for organisations and business people will be coming to Nottingham from 6th – 9th July 2017.

The Games are set to be a resounding success with many of the UK’s top companies already having entered alongside businesses of all sizes and type from Nottingham and across the East Midlands.  However, the Games team have also recently struck up another partnership with charity Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.  The Trust has been unveiled as the Official Sporting Ambassador Programme provider at a presentation in Nottingham on 21st February.

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The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust does amazing work, developing world class athletes beyond sport and then works with them to deliver programmes that transform the lives of young people facing disadvantage.

The Games is an event aimed at competitors of all ages and abilities and both organisations hope the partnership will lead to opportunities and benefits for everyone involved.

Dame Kelly Holmes “I’m really pleased that the Trust’s world class athlete talent will be present at this year’s UK Corporate Games in Nottingham.  Our athletes undergo comprehensive training and development to ensure they continue their high performance beyond sport.  I know they’ll be tremendous ambassadors and motivators for the teams taking part and hopefully continue to be involved post-Games to help establish a culture of high performance within each organisations workplace.”

 

– Dame Kelly Holmes, President and founder of the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

 

Ben Sedgemore, Games Director for the UK Corporate Games Nottingham 2017 said: “We are delighted to partner with Dame Kelly Holmes Trust as we have seen the fabulous opportunities that the Trust creates for athletes on their life journey as well as helping to develop individuals from hard to reach groups.  These outcomes benefit everyone which is exactly the same ethos as our own.”

“When we deliver the UK Corporate Games everyone wins from the organisations to the companies to the local venues and economy, the host destination and its businesses; not to mention the local helpers and sport coordinators who are all trained, supported and given all of the same benefits and opportunities as the entrants.  You can’t beat a win-win!”

“We are thrilled that Nottingham has been selected as the host city for the 2017 UK Corporate Games.  The Games provide the ultimate mix of sport, business and tourism and we will be working hard with the organisers and partners to ensure they will be the most successful ever.”

 

– Brendan Moffett, Chief Executive of Marketing Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

 

“We are building a strong reputation as an event city and a home for major sporting events; the UK Corporate Games event is a great example of the kind of high profile event we can host.”

Major employers like Freeths, Asda and Ernst & Young have signed up hundreds of entrants for the Games, but they will be competing against large and small organisations from the locality and across the UK.  However it is important to stress that the Games is open to any organisation and every business is welcomed equally.

Participants can choose to enter any one of the 23 sports on offer – from netball to football, running to dragonboat racing and golf to go karting.  Many of the sports will be taking place at The University of Nottingham’s new £40m David Ross Sports Village.  The Centre houses a huge multi-court sports hall, seven glass squash courts and an international standard Table Tennis hall in addition to impressive accommodation in the surrounding area.  The Great Games Party will showcase a different venue as the Nottingham Trent Students Union has been selected to stage this major Games component.

Running in tandem with the Games, Dame Kelly Holmes Trust have a training and development plan on offer to business people as well as opportunities to meet some of the elite athletes to work with your business to develop sporting and business success.

Marie Robson, Employee Engagement Manager at the Trust said: “We have some great packages to motivate, inspire and support the company’s success at the Games.  With athletes from a variety of sporting careers, and several who have gone on to achieve coaching and personal training qualifications, we look forward to meeting as many teams ahead of the Games as possible, plus there’s an option for an athlete to join teams and compete, however, not in their career sport of course”.

Joanne Jackson, Olympic Bronze Medallist made an inspiring appearance on the night and the invited guests enjoyed a really interesting question and answer session with her facilitated by Louisa Preston of BBC London News (see headline picture).  Joanne revealed how she challenged peoples doubts about her ability into relentless hard work and determination which ultimately enabled her to realise her dream of standing on the podium in the Olympics in Beijing.

Representatives from interested businesses and organisations can reserve places at one of the Games’ presentations to find out more about the event’s benefits and the opportunities that the Trust offers to organisations of all sizes. For those interested in visiting Nottingham and learning more about the plans, there will be a venue tour known as the Team Leader Orientation Event that will visit most of the Games Venues on the afternoon of 7th March.

Get your boots, bats, bibs and balls and get ready to enjoy the ultimate mix of sport, business and tourism in Nottingham in July.

Europe Corporate Games 2016 Liverpool Closing Awards Celebration

This year’s Europe Corporate Games 2016 Liverpool Closing Awards Celebration was hosted in the beautifully decorated dining room of Nottingham Council House, Nottingham. As well as enjoying the historic surroundings, guests were treated to a delicious buffet and drinks reception upon arrival in addition to the engaging Awards Celebration.

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The beautiful venue of Nottingham Council House

This special Games Awards Celebration involved team leaders, guests, and VIP’s all gathering together for the evening to celebrate the success of this year’s Games. The Corporate Awards including: Sport and Divisional Championships, Medallist Award and the Sport For Life Grand Award which were all presented to the proud recipients throughout the course of the evening.

It was a superb evening and it was great to see everyone come together and celebrate all of the achievements.

This was a true celebration of the Games and the IFB in the fabulous City of Liverpool which brought back some amazing memories.  The list of organisations that won awards, medals and points is truly fabulous and we were delighted to recognise their achievements.

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Guests from Vodafone, Accenture and PSP Insurance & Financial Solutions enjoying drinks with Ben Sedgemore, Games Director.
Guests from Vodafone, Accenture and PSP Insurance & Financial Solutions enjoying the evening with Ben Sedgemore, Games Director.

The biggest winners of the night was Vodafone UK, who picked up an unprecidented 10 awards, including 7 Sport Championships: Basketball, Cycling, Golf, Poker, Softball, Swimming Open and Tenpin Bowling. With a huge score of 859 points, Vodafone UK also claimed the Championship Division Award for Division 8 (for organisations entering more than 201 athletes). The Championship Division Awards celebrate the winners of each division based on overall team size and these awards were all presented by Kelly Burton of Headline sponsors Virgin Trains. This was Vodafone UK’s most successful Games to date and in addition to these Awards, they were also the proud recipients of the coveted Medallist Award which is presented to the organisation winning the most medals, with 82 medals.  With the Games in the UK moving to Nottingham for 2017, Lorraine Baggs, Head of Investment at Invest Nottingham presented the Medallist Award.

The Sport For Life Grand Award which celebrates the largest organisation in terms of number of representatives taking part, was once again awarded to Vodafone UK who have secured this fabulous accolade for the 6th consecutive year.  This year their tremendous team was made up of 312 athletes from all across the UK and Ireland.

Doug White (Global Partnership Director) presenting Vodafone's awards to Fung-Ping Cheung-Knight.
Doug White (Global Partnership Director) presenting Vodafone’s awards to Fung-Ping Cheung-Knight.

CSC was also a big winner, picking up 5 Sport Championship Awards for: Hockey, Running, Squash, Table Tennis and Tennis, as well as the Championship Division Award for Division 7 (151-200 athletes).

A huge congratulations also goes to the winners from all of the 23 Sport Championship Awards and Divisional Awards, these included fabulous organisations like: Accenture, Active Transport, Bentley Motors, Ernst & Young, Green Apple Developments, IBM, MBNA, Merseycare NHS, Merseyside Police Netball Club, Places for People, PSP Insurance & Financial Solutions, Sodexo, Turner & Townsend, University of Central Lancashire and Willis Towers Watson. All of the results can be found here.

A selection of the Sport Championship Awards.
A selection of the Sport Championship Awards.

Thank you to all of the sponsors, partners, participants, helpers and staff that helped to make the Europe Corporate Games Liverpool 2016 such a resounding success.

We look forward to seeing you all next year in Nottingham for the UK Corporate Games 2017. For more information on next year’s UK Corporate Games in Nottingham, please contact us on: Telephone: +44 (0)1733 380888 or Email: uk@corporate-games.com.

2 Superb events coming to Stoke-on-Trent this September

Following the success of the UK Corporate Games 2015 in Stoke-On-Trent and Staffordshire, the city achieved the status as the capital of UK Sport, and was nominated the European City of Sport for 2016 by ACES. Stoke is a prime example of a city committed to encouraging its citizens to enjoy exercise, improve their health and well-being and create a sense of teamwork in the community. The Corporate Games team is celebrating this fantastic achievement by bringing three major international sporting events to the city, encouraging people of all ages and abilities to get active.

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Medalists at Europe Corporate Cup of Soccer in May

The Europe Corporate Cup of Soccer took place in May and turned out to be a great weekend of football and celebrations with awards and medals presented by the Lord Mayor of Stoke on Trent Cllr Anthony Munday.

In September, the Corporate Games team is back in Stoke again, and this time with a dragon boat and netball festival. Both events are open to companies, friends and families from across the UK and Europe.

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Action packed Dragon Boat at Trentham Gardens

The Europe Corporate Cup of Dragon Boat Racing is taking place at the beautiful Trentham Gardens on the 17th of September. This one-day event is open to all and teams can include both men and women, regardless of their age or level of fitness and experience. Registration will be open for all competitors between 08:00 am and 09:00 am at the Trentham Gardens Café. Following this, all teams will compete in at least 3 races in a ‘1000 m challenge’ and successful teams will progress further. The day will be wrapped up with a Closing Awards celebration along with the Netball players, for drinks and some food.

Dragon boat racing is a great team-building and bonding activity, which brings colleagues and friends together in a fun and competitive way. It is all about collaboration, synchronising, effort and putting the team before oneself in order to reach the finish line. Do not miss this opportunity to race at one of the UK’s most picturesque destinations for dragon boat racing, so form your team now and start planning for an unforgettable, beneficial and fun experience!

 

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Netball in Staffordshire during the UK Corporate Games 2015

If you prefer land over water and balls over paddles, maybe the Europe Corporate Cup of Netball is a better match for you! You will get the opportunity to play at one of the country’s biggest and best indoor facilities for netball at Fenton Manor Sport Complex. You and your colleagues, friends or family members can enter a women’s only, or a mixed team in this fun tournament for everyday netball players. Playing a sport with your colleagues brings camaraderie whilst encouraging  healthy competition and boosting morale in the workplace. This too will be held on Saturday the 17th of September, with a similar set-up as the dragon boat racing. Participants register between 08:00am and 09:00am  before playing at least four games throughout the day, depending on their success and results. Once finals have been played, medals will be awarded at the Trentham Gardens, along with the dragon boat racers, and everyone can enjoy drinks and food in beautiful surroundings. It will be a great, fun-filled day with sports on all levels, a great atmosphere and you will create long-lasting memories with colleagues and friends.

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For any more information on how to reserve your team a place, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with a member of the team on:

0044(0) 1733 380 888 or email georgia.kelly@corporate-games.com

Save the date! Okinawa is raring to go for 2016

 

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One of the first Games for 2016 has been confirmed. From the 11th to the 13th of March Okinawa is set to stage another wonderful Corporate Games. With thousands of entries and an electric atmosphere everyone agreed that the team on the Island performed brilliantly in 2015 holding their first Games and everyone is equally keen to be host of another amazing event.

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Even the Mayor is excited about what the Games can deliver for the Island and for visitors alike.  He proudly commented

“Haisai! I am the Mayor of Chatan-Town, Masaharu Noguni.

With the blessed mild climate many people attended the Okinawa Corporate Games 2015 and enjoyed the networking through sports.

There is an Okinawan proverb,“Ichariba-chode” which means, “Once we meet we are all brothers” and as represented in this word, there are strong horizontal ties in Okinawa which also represents the warmth of Okinawa people.

The hospitality that the Okinawans originally have and holding the event meets the regional characteristics as thought in the concepts of Corporate Games.

I am hoping that many people will gather in Okinawa with the slogan of “Haisai!” and the circle of friends of Corporate Games will spread in the world with the Okinawa Corporate Games 2016.

In Chatan-Town we look forward for all your participation”.

*Haisai!

In Okinawa dialect it is a light hearted word. General meaning and is similar to Konnichiwa, Hello, Aloha and Ciao.

 

Next year the team will be adding new sports which should be really exciting for everybody involved. New on the program is Baseball and Dodgeball, which are both really popular in Japan. Also Pool and Soft Darts will be added, both very uncommon sports for the Games but still great sports in which to compete. Last but not least, there will also be Soft Tennis added. Soft Tennis is a sport that is regularly played across Asia so it should be interesting for the Corporate Games as well.

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Just like last year, there is going to be a number of great parties and celebrations again.  The Okinawan people provided an unrivaled welcome for everybody involved and with exemplary sports facilities, friendly competition and a powerful business and tourism community Okinawa is definitely a Games destination that is worth traveling the distance for.

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Working closely together with OTS, Okinawa also has arranged great travel deals for everybody who is thinking about joining the Games there. OTS is the largest and most successful and experienced travel agency on the Island.

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up and be part of an amazing event. It is going to be superb for participants wherever you are from.

For more information, please contact:

Email:m.fukuzato@corporategames.jp

Telephone: +81 98-864-2580

Corporate Games Great Games Party 2015 “S”et to be a “S”mash..

The Games are getting closer every day! Hopefully your preparations and sports training is going well ahead of this eagerly anticipated Games in Stoke and Staffordshire.  The excitement is certainly there for the 23 sports on the packed weekend programme but we know many of you will be making equally committed preparations for the awe-inspiring celebration that is the Great Games Party on Saturday the 27th of June. The fancy dress theme this year is the Letter “S”, so search out your snakeskin, your smurf suit or be a sexy seventies singer…the choice is yours.  As always a great prize awaits the winner.

We are also  proud to present this year’s venue for the Party. It is going to take place at Keele Student’s Union.

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It is no exaggeration to say that the area has an array of terrific party destinations but in this Union we think we have secured the best of the lot!  This incredible venue has the flexibility and infrastructure to stage a huge spectrum of events, from formal dining and elegant soirees to live bands and performances from chart topping artists! Having benefitted from a recent £2.2 Million state-of-the-art redevelopment, this multi-award winning Union is one of the regions most sophisticated venues. Also it has been ranked in the top 4 Student’s Unions in the UK.  The sound and lighting is top quality and this is a big multi-room venue with something for everyone-including sensibly priced drinks at the multiple cash bars!

The Ballroom, K2, The Bubble VIP and the Outback area will all be utilised for the ultimate party at this impressive destination. The K2 is going to be used for our quirky silent disco that was incredibly popular last year. For those of you who have never experienced a silent disco, it is a party where everybody wears headphones (provided) and you choose your favourite DJ from two stars of the decks…each with a different genre of tunes. It is certainly different but that’s what made it such fun last time around.

The main room, the Ballroom is going to feature a new Live band for 2015 – interspersed with our favourite international funky house DJ – Stuart Ojelay who is really planning to get the crowd going.

 

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Stuart has been part of the international House scene for more than 15 years and has performed on every continent in the world.
Long associated with the legendary Hed kandi, he’s headlined some of the World’s most glamorous events including Macau China, Punta Del Este Uruguay and Cape Town, South Africa, not to mention bringing in the New Year at Pacha, Florianopolis Brazil!
He mixes a variety of soulful warm ups, deep house, bass to sumptuous disco and main room anthems. From intimate clubs, beach & pool parties to festivals, his effervescent style never fails to serve up hands in the air action on global dancefloors.
On the production side, Stuart is becoming a household name with many tracks topping the worldwide download charts and was recently voted at Number 29 of the Traxsource House Artists of 2014.
Stuart also mixed, compiled and produced the ‘Hed Kandi Taste of’ series album, which topped the iTunes download charts.

Here is a link: www.stuartojelay.podomatic.com

The night will feature an array of amazing entertainment and a new Headline band for the main stage in 2015 – The Catalogues.

 

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The guys have wowed the crowds across the Country.

The Catalogues are a collection of some of the County’s most exciting and in-demand musicians. Together since 2006, the band have been performing in venues nationwide.

The Catalogues have become renowned for their attention to detail when performing classic pop and rock hits from bands of the past 60 years.

As a band, they work throughout the UK for just about any occasion. The Catalogues are especially well versed at private functions, including weddings, corporate events, christmas parties, and graduation balls. Corporate clients include Marks & Spencer, BMW, British Gas and now they are all geared up for the Great Games Party 2015.

With hundreds of gigs under their belt and many years of live experience to boot, The Catalogues will be able to provide us with two top quality sets for an energetic and memorable live show.

The Catalogues are a five piece live band comprising of male lead Vocals/Guitar, lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards/Backing Vocals and Drums/Backing Vocals.

Plus if you are not sure whether this party will be everything that we are telling you it will be, feel free to have a quick look at the video from last year pulled together by last years great Headline band Indio Black – click here to see a video for a glimpse of what is in store!

Please click this link for a comprehensive overview of the epic venue at Keele Students Union.

As you would expect tickets have been selling quickly and many corporate account holders have secured hundreds of tickets.

Capacity is less than 3000 this year, so reserve your tickets today, get your outfits ready and enjoy the party of the year with us!

Please click here for Games party flyer and reservation sheet.

Call 01733 380888 for reservations.

 

 

Could November be the Biggest Month in Corporate Games History?

Following on from the resounding success of the Corporate Games Tokyo 2014, the Asia Pacific Corporate Games will be taking place from 13-15th November 2015.

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More than 6000 entrants from across Japan participated in a wonderful Games in Tokyo last year and the appetite seems stronger than ever to deliver an even more impressive Games this time around.

Local Games Director , Masao Tejima said “It has been 7 months since we staged Corporate Games Tokyo 2014, in which over 6000 entrants participated. We received many favourable comments and we saw participants becoming heroes and smiling. This year, we will be staging the Asia Pacific Corporate Games which should be an even larger Games, in the Tokyo Bayside Area.  This area successfully hosted the Games last year. Through the Games, we are looking forward to seeing you and hope everyone will interact each other with a great spirit of camaraderie and mutual respect”.

Such was the demand for places last year that the local organising committee have decided to add some universally popular mass participation team events to their exciting programme for the fun-filled weekend alongside the ever popular Dodgeball, Futsal and Baseball.

Tug of War will also be added so that entrants have a chance to flex their muscles and display their camaraderie in a different way.

Tokyo is a massive City with a world renowned business infrastructure.  Furthermore with sporting interest growing significantly following the award of the Olympics for 2020, health and activity seem to be on everyone’s agenda.

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One of the Games major supporting partners is Mitsui Fudosan Residential who have both commercial and residential properties in the area.  Their representative Toru Inoue said

“Mitsu Fudosan Residential is aiming to revitalize and reinvigorate the feelings associated with the Tokyo Bayside Area (Tokyo Wangan Area) towards 2020 by creating a project called “WANGAN ACTION”*.

We decided to stage the Corporate Games in the Wangan Area last year as our one of our major  WANGAN ACTION initiatives. I was very impressed to see athletes competing, encouraging, and communicating with each other actively. We promise that the Games this year  will help participants interact with each other and the local community to energize and benefit everyone involved. We are looking forward to seeing you in the Games and we guarantee that the Games will create an array of opportunities for you and for your organisation regardless of where you are from.”

Some impressive venues have already been confirmed like the Yumenoshima Stadium that successfully hosted the massive Relay marathon last year.  Thousands of participants are expected for this sport alone and there will be half and full marathon options for people to enjoy.  Futsal is always popular in Japan and these great venues should witness a few great goals over the duration of the Games –  with Futsal Club Tokyo , Ramos Field and Ginza de Futsal selected.

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Doug White, Global Partnerships Director at Games World Headquarters said, “after the resounding success of the Games in Tokyo last year we are delighted that competing companies will get the chance to enjoy another fabulous weekend in this powerful metropolitan prefecture, we know that visitors will have an incredible experience wherever they are from”.

Last year saw some incredible celebrations staged with popular Japanese artists like Rip Slyme wowing the crowds of party goers who all enjoyed the fabulous spirit at the Games.

The Asia Pacific Corporate Games will be held on the same weekend as the World Corporate Games that will be staged in Mexico City this year, so that weekend could be a huge one for sport, business and tourism.  What’s more the Australian Corporate Games will follow these two great Games at the end of November and there is even something for Winter sport enthusiasts with the inaugural Tignes Winter Corporate Games in France.

Enjoy your Games in the meantime whether they are in Queensland, Istanbul, the UK, Bucharest, Cape Town or another fabulous destination but get ready for November – as that could be the biggest month for the Corporate Games ever…

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For more information about the Corporate Games view www.corporate-games.com

*NB WANGAN ACTION overview

Mitsui Fudonsan residential provide buildings and other HARD physical creations, but they would like to provide quality time and quality mind or experiential  “SOFT” aspects too. Mitsui Fudosan’s goal is to help people to get into new activities such as sports, arts, education and music, giving residents new experiences and enjoyable and rewarding lifestyles in this area.

Breaking News: We have something special in Store for keen cyclists everywhere!

WE ADDED CYCLING TO OUR PROGRAM THIS YEAR!

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Cycling was a great success at the Word Corporate Games last year in Liverpool and resultantly we have been inundated with requests to include this growing sport on this year’s programme. In an attempt to satisfy these calls the Corporate Games Team have viewed a number of possibilities across the region and we now feel that we have found the perfect venues for these special events. So we are delighted to confirm that Cycling has recently been added to our packed 23 sport weekend programme for the UK Corporate Games Stoke and Staffordshire 2015.

There are not one but two cycling event disciplines that you can select and participants can enter 1 event or both. First up we have the challenging multi-lap 40K Road Race circuit AND the following day will see the staging of a difficult 16K Time Trial.

For the 40K Road Race we have decided that the perfect destination is the Curborough Sprint Course. It is a little bit further away from the main venues for this year’s Games but it is easily accessible by road and nestled near Lichfield in the outer edge of the County of Staffordshire. The course has a great reputation for car racing but it is also a British Cycling approved performance centre and this should make it the perfect destination for our Saturday morning Road Race. The road surface is in excellent condition and the sweeping bends and fast straights will make it an exciting challenge for cyclists of all abilities.

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Then on Sunday morning we have the CTT approved Time Trail race in Lichfield over a challenging 16k to blow the cobwebs away after the Great Games Party on Saturday night! For anyone who wants to get a first glimpse of the road circuit feel free to have a look at this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re3z5ttEx-A.  PS- we did not choose the music!

8th World Corporate Cup of Soccer getting closer!

We are very excited that the 8th World Corporate Cup of Soccer is getting closer and if you did not know already, the Cup is now moving from its spiritual home at Anfield, Liverpool to Upton Park in London this year!

On the last weekend of May you have the chance to join your friends and colleagues to play on the first team pitch at West Ham United’s Boleyn Ground. With the Club moving to the Olympic Stadium next year, this tournament represents one of the last opportunities available for anyone to play on the famous pitch graced by legends of the game like Hurst, Peter’s and Moore.

 

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Already a number of teams from Switzerland, Romania, Croatia, the UK and many more interesting destinations have already secured their place with each looking forward to battling it out for the World Corporate Cup of Soccer titles. It is the ultimate football competition in the UK for business teams, Club teams and organisations of all kinds to get the chance to show what they’ve got on this tremendous professional pitch.  Every team (regardless of their finishing position in the pool play) will get their time to play on the hallowed turf.

It is a great way to get your employees fit for business and the team building and camaraderie just cannot be under-estimated. However, it is not just employees that can take part- as family, friends and clients are all welcome to join in this fun-filled weekend of football. So take your chance to get to get involved in this fabulous festival of football in this historic sports ground.

Sample everything West Ham has to offer and get your team involved in a wonderful weekend of action.

 

In addition to the football, competing teams will also get the chance to view the FA Cup Final in the luxurious Legends Suite at the Club on Saturday afternoon.

There are still a few places remaining so don’t wait and secure your team’s place now!

It doesn’t matter if you are a male or female, which club you are cheering for, if you play for a club or not or how old you are…What matters is that you just love football!

So seize this once in a lifetime opportunity today.

Call 0044 (0) 1733 380888 to reserve your place

 

Cape Town Corporate Games Official Charity Tag Rugby: Adopt a School Programme

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Corporate Games South Africa has been involved in this unique programme and adopted Siyabulela Primary School, based in Langa township outside Cape Town for the past two years.   As sponsors and supporters of Corporate Games you have an opportunity to Adopt your own School and become personally involved in this successful CSI programme.

Siyabulela is now a part of the national SARU Grassroots Development programme that will give the school the opportunity to play in leagues and to enter Tournaments run by the Tag Rugby® Association.

With the Tag Rugby® Adopt a School Programme, we are attempting to get children off the streets and away from the ills they are confronted with on a daily basis to enjoy sport with other children.

Muhammed Ali said “Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them – a desire, a dream, a vision…. they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”

By using Tag Rugby® (which requires no infrastructure and rugby experience) the learners in under-privileged areas with no facilities enjoy the feeling of running with a ball in their hands and having fun with their peers. Tag Rugby® can be played by boys and girls and there is no contact in Tag Rugby® so the fear of injury is removed from the game.

Your company can adopt a school it’s immediate area or can select a specific school. In many instances, especially regarding sport, the donated resources are often stolen, lost or put into a cupboard and forgotten about.

With the Adopt a School Tag Rugby® Programme, your company will have someone accountable for the donation and the learners at the schools will benefit by virtue of the fact that they are getting exercise whilst having fun. We have found that Tag Rugby® due to the very nature of the game improves learners’ eye-hand co-ordination and concentration levels in the school environment.

The programme qualifies for 100% tax relief in terms of a donation and all relevant documentation will be provided.

If your company would like to Adopt a School or if you require more information, please contact Stuart McConnell

021 6832269 or 0824401921 or email on stuart@taggroup.co.za

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Cape Town Corporate Games 2014

Originating in San Francisco in 1988 and rapidly growing in popularity each year, we are excited to announce that the third annual Cape Town Corporate Games will take place from 5-8 June 2014, with the V&A Waterfront playing host once again. What better venue than this to showcase the best that Cape Town has to offer?

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We have great pleasure in announcing MEC Dr Ivan Meyer as our 2014 Patron. The Games has welcomed a great partnership between the Western Cape Government and the business sector, with previous patrons including the likes of Helen Zille, Patricia de Lille, Elana Meyer and Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana. Meyer believes that “sport unites, promotes fitness, builds team spirit and brings a wide spectrum of backgrounds together”. Various networking and sponsorship opportunities have been created for the participating companies, creating a perfect blend of sport, business and tourism. We thank Shell, Sanlam, the V&A Waterfront and the Western Cape Government for their continued support and welcome them back to this year’s Games! The number of companies participating last year doubled from the previous year, and we look forward to seeing familiar faces, as well as many new ones competing across 15 different sporting codes. We also welcome first-timers to the Games, namely Bizcommunity.com, South African Airways and Excelian Limited.

The Corporate Games offers companies a platform to provide their employees with initiatives to create further awareness around the importance of healthy lifestyles, promoting teamwork by competing in sports ranging from soccer to action cricket to chess, so there’s something for everyone! With less than five months to go to this year’s Games, find out more about how your business can get active, get networking and get involved by visiting our website on www.corporate-games.com.

Let the countdown to the Games begin!

For more information about the Corporate Games , please contact the Cape Town Office:
T +27 (21) 790 7844
M +27 (0)72 213 1398
www.corporate-games.com
capetown@corporate-games.com

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Don’t Miss the Early Bird Discounts for Cape Town Corporate Games

 

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The world’s largest multi-sport festival for businesses, designed for athletes who love sport & it’s real values.

The Cape Town Corporate Games office are running an early bird discount for paying your entry fees in advance by certain dates:

The standard Games Entry Fee is R690.00 per person + VAT

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25% Discount off the standard entry fee for all payments made by the 31 December 2013

20% Discount off the standard entry fee for all payments made in January 2014

15% Discount off the standard entry fee for all payments made in February 2014

Cape Town Corporate Games South Africa is taking place from  5 – 8 June 2014

Open Your Corporate Account by February 2014 to guarantee your team’s entries and to receive a discount.

Entry Fee includes

• SuperCentre • Athletes Grand Parade • Official Programme • Sport Participation

• Souvenir Gift • Games Celebration • Closing Awards Celebration • Medals for 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Contact the Games Office for further details.

T +27 (21) 4181966

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E capetown@corporate-games.com www.corporate-games.com

Get Fit For Business

Sporting Codes for 2014:

Action Cricket / Badminton / Dragon Boat Racing Golf / Karting / Lawn Bowls / Running / Soccer‘11s Soccer 5‘s / Squash / Table Tennis / Tag Rugby Tenpin / Chess / Action Netball / Netball

Please keep in mind that limited entries are available for Golf, Karting and Soccer 11’s

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Date and Host Venue set for the 3rd Annual Cape Town Corporate Games

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South African sports enthusiasts will be pleased to hear that the date for the 2014 Cape Town Corporate Games has been confirmed. The third annual Cape Town Corporate Games will be held from 05-08 June 2014 at the V&A Waterfront and other supporting venues, bringing thousands of business visitors to the Mother City.

3rd South Africa, organisers of the Cape Town Corporate Games , are proud to welcome the V&A Waterfront back on board as the official host venue for this prestigious event.

David Green, CEO V&A Waterfront commented, “This year, the V&A Waterfront not only successfully hosted Corporate Games 2013 but also actively participated in a variety of events. We are proud to confirm our involvement in 2014, and having seen the positive impact on team spirit, we encourage corporates across the country to sign up and capitalise on the great team building prospects Corporate Games presents.”

Corporate Games is the world’s largest multi-sports festival for businesses and organisations, and brings global sporting competition within everyone’s reach. The V&A Waterfront is the perfect host venue to showcase some of the best that Cape Town has to offer as a tourism, business and sporting destination.

According to Nicole Visser, Marketing & Communications Manager at 3rd South Africa, this year’s event has received an enormous amount of interest from organisations across South Africa and the rest of the world. “Companies are keen to be involved in this opportunity of sporting competition, team building and networking,” said Visser. “The Cape Town Corporate Games is fast becoming one of the premier events on the corporate calendar.”

The number of participants has doubled since 2012 and there were 47 companies taking part in this year’s Games. The organisers are attempting to break the Corporate Games record in years to come which is currently held by Melbourne, Australia where 12 000 athletes participated in 2009.

The Corporate Games was founded to encourage companies to support their employees in pursuing a more active lifestyle. It enhances teamwork and cooperation at work, and provides valuable opportunities for networking and brand exposure – not to mention lots of friendly sporting rivalry and fun!

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Corporate Games heading to the Sports & Events Tourism Exchange

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Sports Tourism that was once considered a “sleeping giant” of travel, is now the fastest growing sector in the global travel industry and worth more than $180 billion-a-year.

South Africa is increasingly being seen as a major sports and events destination and is playing a vital part in the boom.

3rd South Africa, as the official licence holders of Corporate Games South Africa , has been invited to the third annual Sports & Events Tourism Exchange (SETE) that will be taking place in Durban between 22 – 24 October 2013.

SETE is aimed at promoting South Africa as an events destination. The conference and exhibitoins will attract key representatives from international sports federations: the people who influence international byers from global events to South Africa. This year will see in the region of 60 international byers from the global sports tourism industry attending the event to assess the country’s capacity to host international sports events.

Visit the exhibition on the 23rd or 24th of October 2013 and interact with decision makers from Tourism Authorities, Sport Federations, Local Venues, Sport Tourism Products and Services as well as Training Authorities.

We are proud to welcome SETE as one of our supporting partners for the 2014 Cape Town Corporate Games and look forward to growing our relationship with them over the years to come.

For more information on SETE:

email jenna@tepg.co.za or contact +27 (0) 11 549 8300

Visit the website for Conference Package rates

www.sportsandevents.co.za

Visit 3rd South Africa – Official License Holders for Corporate Games South Africa on stand C25.

 

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Honouring 2012 / 2013 Patrons & Guest Speakers

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The Cape Town Corporate Games has been honoured and illuminated by a succession of outstanding leaders in government, business and sport who have been proud supporters of the Corporate Games in Cape Town since its arrival in 2012.

The Cape Town Corporate Games have been supported by outstanding Games Patrons such as the Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille, Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille, Olympic Medalist, Elana Meyer and CEO of Cape Town Partnership, Bulelwa Makalima- Ngewana.

Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille commented:

“But we also value, in fact more than anything else, people coming together to create the kind of community spirit that they want as a part of their daily lives. And the Corporate Games provides that level of community, through sport and healthy competition, that people need most in their lives.”

The Cape Town Corporate Games have also been honoured by Guest Speakers such as the Games Ambassador,  Frederick Stoebel Head: SPF HR Learning and Development at Sanlam Personal Finance, Advocate Lyndon Bouah, Department of Cultural Affairs & Sports, Western Cape and KFM Radio presenter Ryan O’Connor.

The Cape Town Corporate Games would like to thank all past Patrons, Guest Speakers and Supporters in growing the Corporate Games in Cape Town.

Cape Town is undoubtedly being recognised as a centre for corporate sport, fitness and healthy lifestyles.

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Over 40 Organisations ready to compete at the second annual Cape Town Corporate Games

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With just over 2 weeks left, Cape Town will welcome over 40 organisations into the City for the 2nd annual Cape Town Corporate Games to take place from 06-09 June 2013.

Multinational and national organisations are sending their employees in huge numbers to fly their corporate banners and to challenge one another in many different sports across the weekend.

There are multiple sports on the Official Programme, ranging from traditional athletic sports to golf, soccer and some dramatic dragon boat racing.

And when not competing, athletes are invited to enjoy Celebrations hosted in the V&A Waterfront, including the Grand Parade of Athletes and Great Games Party.

Follow the Corporate Games Blog for the latest news regarding the Official Programme, Venues, Celebrations and updates!

Should you have any queries please feel free to contact the Games Office at capetown@corporate-games.com

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Gulden Aktugan from CTCG2013 team hang out with Marcus Robb from Cape Town Hangout Local!

On Tuesday, 30 April 2013, Gulden Aktugan, the newest member of the Cape Town Corporate Games chatted to Marcus Robb from Cape Town Hangout Local. This was the first interview done by Cape Town Hangout Local and we are honoured that the Cape Town Corporate Games could be apart of it.

Gulden has been a part of the Corporate Games for ten years and have come to South Africa this year to share her experience and knowledge with the Cape Town team.

Watch the below video to find out more about the Corporate Games and all the benefits of entering your business into the Games that business people play.

Gulden Aktugan from CTCG2013 team hang out with Marcus Robb from Cape Town Hangout local telling him about the Games!

We hope to see you all there.

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Tee Off for a Good Cause

On Friday, 12 April, Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) invited Cape Town Corporate Games to spend a day with them at the annual Reach For A Dream charity golf day.

ACSA was one of the many companies that sponsored a hole and they gave Corporate Games the opportunity to share in the experience. The golf day was hosted at the Rondebosch Golf Club in Cape Town.

Companies had the opportunity to tee off for a good cause at the 3rd annual Reach For A Dream Golf Day in aid of the foundation which grants wishes to young children suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

Since 1988, the Reach For A Dream Foundation has made dreams come true for children who do not have the time or health to enjoy their childhood.

ACSA is a loyal supporter of the Cape Town Corporate Games and eagerly challenging other corporates to play agains them in the Soccer 11’s for this years Games.

Thank you ACSA for inviting us to share this great day with you!

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Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge onboard and ready to rumble

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Situated in the heart of our official host venue, The V&A Waterfront, where most of the action will be taking place, the Breakwater Lodge is the ideal hotel partner for the 2013 Cape Town Corporate Games.

The Breakwater Lodge is one of the finest hotels operated by the group Protea Hotels. Protea Hotels is Africa’s largest and leading hotel group and are displaying their special brand of hospitality in eight African countries.

Once a 19th Century prison, this hotel today provides accommodation, conference and function facilities, in a spectacular setting that looks out over the harbour and up onto Table Mountain. Public areas and facilities at the hotel include an in-house Gym, Prokidz lounge and Transit lounge, as well as laundry facilities and WIFI Internet hotspots located throughout the building.

For the athletes who are eager to warm up and train that extra mile before the Games start, the hotel has gym facilities as well.

Special packages are available for companies and participants travelling from far. Simply contact the Cape Town Corporate Games office for further information.

We are proud to announce that the Breakwater Lodge will be the sport sponsor for Dragon Boat racing this year seeing as the sport code is taking place in their “back yard”.

We also cannot think of a better place to end of a weekend of sport, business and tourism than at the Breakwater Lodge, this is why they will be the hosting venue for the Closing Ceremony.

The Cape Town Corporate Games team welcomes the Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge to the 2013 Corporate Games!!

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