It’s been a phenomenal year for the Corporate Games!

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2015 has been a fantastic year for us at the Corporate Games! We have managed to stage huge Games all over the world, from Stoke and Staffs to Sydney,Transylvania to Tokyo Each Games has been different but each has been a wonderful success in it’s own special way.

The Games has always sought to improve the health and wellbeing of staff from businesses of all shapes, sizes and sectors, and this year has been no exception. Your feedback has been brilliant and so motivating; we can clearly see the positive impact that the Games has made in the workplace to so many organisations around the world by encouraging employees to be active and take up sport whilst having a great time with your colleagues.

The year kicked off with a bang with a brand new Games in Asia. The Okinawa Corporate Games was a resounding success in its inaugural year.  The Corporate Games Team in Okinawa did an amazing job of organising and preparing the Games and it has to be applauded for the incredible welcome that they gave entrants from all across the world as well as the precision of the event delivery.  Hundreds of organisations across Japan fully embracing the Games and all it has to offer. The Games saw teams of all sizes come together for a weekend of fun and sporting competition, everyone had such a good time and this success has built a strong platform for the Games on the Island in 2016 and beyond.

In the UK, the summer was once again another huge season. With the World Corporate Cup of Soccer taking place in May in association with West Ham United FC at Upton Park and the UK Corporate Games taking place in June, hosted by Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. Both events were hailed as hugely successful by the host destination and from all those who took part. Both weekends brought together organisations from all over the UK and across Europe and it was great to see so many existing and new businesses represented and having such a great time.  Furthermore, magnificent Games took place in Bucharest, Cape Town, Monterrey in Mexico, Istanbul and Annecy in France.

However, there were even more major events in the calendar for us this year, with the World Corporate Games in Mexico City and the Asia-Pacific Corporate Games in Tokyo, both events took place on the same weekend in November and highlighted the global reach of the Worldwide Corporate Games Community. We were delighted to see these Games were very well-attended after of all of the hard work that had gone in to both events and its was fantastic to see thousands of people from individual sole traders, right up to huge multi-national market leaders take part in the Games. Mexico City was an impressive host for the World Corporate Games but next year this prestigious Games will move to a different world-renowned City, so watch this space for the announcement of the next World Corporate Games. Also, due to the Success of the Asia-Pacific Corporate Games,   the Japanese Corporate Games Team have confirmed a 2016 Games in the Capital city once more.

November was arguably the biggest month in the Corporates Games calendar this year, or perhaps of all time. With the World Corporate Games and the Asia-pacific Corporate Games taking place at the same time, as well as the massive Australian Corporate Games.  Australia hosts three editions of the Corporate Games each year. In Queensland and New South Wales earlier in the year and then finally in November for the Melbourne edition. The Australian Corporate Games is always one of the best attended Corporate Games and it has regularly attracted up to 10,000 participants from hundreds of organisations across Australia and further afield.

On behalf of us all here at the World Headquarters of the Corporate Games, we would like to thank you all for your continued support and efforts in all of our Games around the world. This year has been another superb year on the Corporate Games calendar, and will be one to remember.

Thank you once again to all those who have taken part in the Corporate Games this year and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. We are looking forward to 2016 and all the new Games that have been scheduled around the world, so watch this space for updates in the new year and we hope to see you very soon. To all of you that celebrate, we wish you a great Christmas with all your family and friends and we hope you all have a happy and successful new year with many more to come.

 

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The Okinawa team are preparing for a huge Games in March 2016!

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The Great Games Party – Okinawa 2015

Preparations are now well underway in Japan for the Okinawa edition of the Corporate Games. The Games will commence in March 2016,  after a huge team effort from the Okinawa Corporate Games Executive Committee and a great deal of anticipation from those taking part and the wider Worldwide Corporate Games Community. The Games will showcase the very best venue on the Island and will give businesses from all over the world the chance to experience the fantastic sporting facilities and services that Okinawa has to offer.

Here at the World Headquarters of the Corporate Games, we are thrilled for the Okinawa team and are very excited for the Games to commence next year. Japan as a whole, is a great host for the Corporate Games, with a superb Okinawa Games taking place earlier in the year and a hugely anticipated Asia-Pacific Corporate Games taking place in Tokyo next month.  The Corporate Games is continuing to grow in popularity in Japan, as it is an extremely hard-working, high achieving and active country. Those that are keen to visit the beautiful Island of Okinawa will get the chance to build relationships with the Okinawan people and businesses.  It is a wonderful experience to get a taste of their culture and they are famous across the world for their hospitable and friendly welcoming nature.  So we would be delighted to strongly encourage any organisations, from neighbouring countries or further afield to visit this fantastic part of the world and take advantage of the fantastic opportunities that exists with the Games over there.

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The Grand Parade of Athletes – Okinawa 2015

 

The Games next year are set to be huge, with organisations of all sizes signing up to compete in one of the world’s largest annual multi-sport festivals for business. The Okinawa Corporate Games will feature 16 great sports on to the programme.  2016 will be the second edition of the Games there after an incredibly successful and impressive inaugural Games earlier this year. There truly is something for everybody on the programme, including: badminton, baseball, basketball, dragon boat racing, soft darts, futsal, relay marathon, softball, table tennis, tenpin bowling, volleyball and open water swimming.

The open water swimming in particular, is being tipped by the Okinawan team to be one of the most popular sports on the programme. Partly due to the International Olympic Committee having recently confirmed a 10km-marathon open water swim as part of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as well as part of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games schedule. However, the open water swimming competition is also expected to be very popular for the Corporate Games in Okinawa because of the comfortable sea temperature of 21C and the beautiful setting of the emerald blue pacific by the chatan-town coastline, where the event will take place. The swim has also been split into three separate routes to accommodate swimmers of all different abilities, including: a ‘shorter’ 1.2km course for those who wish to experience distance swimming in the sea – perhaps for the first time, a 3.1km route for those who enjoy the thrill and challenge of distance open-water swimming and enjoy healthy competition and finally, a 5/10km route for competitive athletes who might like to use the Games for training or competitive purposes.

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Sunset Beach, Okinawa

The entry fee for the Okinawa Games is set at a reasonable JPY 10,000 (roughly £55) per person. Entering into the Okinawa Games guarantees a place and participation into one of the many exciting sports on the programme as well the SuperCentre Celebration, Grand Parade of Athletes, Great Games Party, Closing Awards Celebration, a Corporate Games original sports top, as well as admission into the continually growing Worldwide Corporate Games Community. Supplements are also available for particular sports and the closing date for all admission’s is the 31st of December. So act fast to make sure you secure your sport of choice.

Entry is incredibly easy, simply complete an entry form and register your interest into the appropriate sport.

 

For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Okinawan team as they will be more than happy to help. All the necessary information can be found below:

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The Okinawa Corporate Games team!
  • Email: ocg-info@corporategames.jp
  • Telephone: 098-859-2580
  • Fax: 098-859-2581
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and please take a look through the Okinawa Corporate Games 2016 Brochure

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The Closing Awards Celebration concludes the successful UK Corporate Games 2015

 

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Closing Awards @ Alton Towers


This years Closing Awards Celebration was staged in the impressive Emperor’s Suite, Alton Towers Resort in Staffordshire. As well as enjoying the wonderful surroundings and the engaging Awards Celebration, guests were treated to a delicious 3 course meal and drinks reception with both Virgin Trains and Alton Towers sponsoring this final Games component.

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

It was a superb evening and it was great to see such an impressive turnout with the luxurious room close to capacity. Ben Sedgemore the Games Director at the Games World Headquarters said: “We have been fortunate enough to stage wonderful Games all around the world but I am proud to say that this was undoubtedly one of the best.  The location and quality of the venues were really appreciated by our wonderful competing companies and we are thrilled everyone involved had such a rewarding experience in Stoke-On-Trent and Staffordshire.  Alton Towers is a real jewel of a venue and this exciting destination was the perfect backdrop to the culmination of the Games.  This really was a special Games and a wonderful team effort from everyone involved”.

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Selection of Winners with Lord Mayor and Gordon Banks OBE

 

csc picThe Biggest winner of the night was CSC who picked up 6 Awards, including 4 Sport Championship Awards for: Cycling, Squash, Swimming and Tennis.  CSC also recorded a Worldwide Corporate Games Community record with a staggering 1128 Games points to claim the Championship Division Award for Division 8 (201+ athletes).  The Championship Division Awards celebrate the winners of each division based on overall team size.  Furthermore, the coveted Medallist Award which is presented to the organisation winning the most medals was also proudly awarded to CSC with an impressive 105 medals.

 

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CSC – UK Corporate Games 2015 Medallist Award Winners

England World Cup winning Legend Gordon Banks OBE, the Sport Patron for the Games received a rapturous reception from everyone in attendance and happily presented CSC’s Medallist Award as well as having pictures taken with many of the Award Winners.  Councillor Jean Bowers Lord Mayor of the City of Stoke, Kelly Burton of Virgin Trains, Ellie Jones of Alton Towers and Councillor Mark Winnington of Staffordshire County Council were some of the other Awards presenters.

EY Ernst and Young and Vodafone were also big winners, with Ernst and Young picking up four Sport Championship Awards for Basketball, Hockey, Netball and Volleyball and a Championship Division Award for Division 7.

 

vodaWhilst Vodafone was Awarded with Sport Championship Awards for Cricket 8’s, Poker, Softball and Tenpin Bowling but more importantly team Vodafone were awarded with the Sport For Life Grand Award which celebrates the largest organisation in terms of number of representatives taking part, Vodafone was awarded this Trophy for the 5th year running.  This year their tremendous team was made up of 312 athletes!
Whilst the list of other successful companies featured an incredible array of major organisations including: Lloyds Banking Group, Turner & Townsend, EDF Energy, Bentley, ASDA, Nationwide, Staffordshire Police, AXA, Sodexo, Accenture, Active Transport many smaller organisations were equally  recognised like Active Transport and PSP Insurance and Financial Solutions. The night was also a wonderful way to thank the many partners and sponsors who were instrumental in helping to deliver this spectacular Games, including:

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Thank you once again for attending the Games this year in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, we hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did! We look forward to seeing you all next year in Liverpool for the Europe Corporate Games 2016. For more information on next years Europe Corporate Games in Liverpool: Telephone: 0044 (0)1733 380888 Email: uk@corporate-games.comEurope_2016_Logo_(2)_detail


One Month left to Enter the Asia Pacific Corporate Games

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All is ready for a huge success in the Asia Pacific Corporate Games scheduled for November 13-15.  More than 6,000 entrants had a wonderful time in the Games in Tokyo last year and this year is set to be an even bigger sporting experience in this exciting destination.

Plus, the organisers have kindly offered a one time only special entry to Asian and Pacific area companies whose affiliates in Europe or around the world have entered any previous Corporate Games! The first 20 entries per organisation are courtesy of the Asia Pacific Corporate Games.

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tokyo 2To take advantage of this super offer click on www.corporate-games.com and select Asia Pacific Corporate Games. Enter your team on line and note that this is the Special Entry in the payment section. Also, feel free to contact the Games HQ in Tokyo directly by email to apcg@corporate-games.com to reserve your place.

You can also send this message to your affiliated companies and they too can take advantage of a great opportunity to play their sport in the fabulous City of Tokyo.

Special accommodation and flight rates have been arranged by the Host Organization’s Official Travel Provider so what are you waiting for?

This Games is not to be missed and there is no doubt that the welcome and the hospitality will be exemplary as well as a varied standard of sporting competition.

Plus, last year witnessed one of the most spectacular celebration in events in Games History as you can see, with incredible celebrations for everyone to enjoy.

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SO make sure you don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to be one of the thousands at the inaugural Asia Pacific Corporate Games Tokyo 2015!

Good luck to you all…

 

 

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Cape Town Stages a Wonderful Corporate Games 2015!

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The Cape Town Corporate Games took place over the weekend with great success. This Games has been staged successfully in South Africa since 2012, and has been growing to become an exciting annual multi-sports festival with thousands of athletes taking part this year to get fit for business!

A host of high profile companies took part this year like: Turkish Airlines, Shell, Grand West, Absa, FlySAA and many more, the weekend saw a healthy competition ranging across 10 dynamic sports, including: action cricket, dragon boat racing, golf, karting, action netball, tenpin bowling, table tennis, trial running, soccer 5’s and mountain biking. With fantastic venues and facilities the Games proved to be another huge success in Cape Town and all of the feedback so far has been extremely positive.

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Cape Town Corporate GamesAlong with the fun-filled and action packed sporting activities across the weekend, there were also many chances for celebrating in true Games style. The Supercentre Celebration kicked off the weekend perfectly at the Grand West Casino and Entertainment World – the largest entertainment destination of it’s kind in South Africa. The Games also saw a successful Games Celebration and Parade along with the Closing Celebration also taking place at Grand West – the official host venue for the Cape Town Corporate Games.grandwest-exterior-evening_jpg_sunimage_1400_730

 

The Corporate Games has been growing year upon year now in South Africa and we are proud of the successes being made and excited for the future Games to be held in this fantastic part of the World.

 

Watch this space for the Official Results booklet which should be released soon.

If you took part in the Cape Town Corporate Games or any other Games from around the world, we would love to hear from you!

You can find us at-

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Twitter: @corpgamesuk

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Less than 100 days to go until the World Corporate Games in Mexico City!

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The World Corporate Games 2015 in Mexico City is growing ever closer and now the event is less than 100 days away. The World Corporate Games last year was held in Liverpool, UK and this year it is the turn of Mexico to host the prestigious annual event. The Games will be huge, with thousands of participants taking part to get fit for business, but remember anyone can take part whether your business is tiny or tremendous! The Games will run from the 12th  to the 15th November starting with the infamous SuperCentre Celebration on the Thursday and finishing with the Closing Awards Celebration on the Sunday along with 19 sports scheduled across the busy weekend.

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Mexico City has huge potential as a City to stage The World Corporate Games, as this exciting metropolitan powerhouse has superb facilities and quality spaces to offer. Juan Manual Rotter Alday the Games Director in Mexico who is responsible for the organising and staging of the Games is delighted that Mexico City has the opportunity to be the Host City in 2016, he said: “Mexico City has wonderful facilities, a massive infrastructure for business and it is an exciting destination for tourist visitors. We are looking forward to taking our involvement with the Corporate Games onto the World stage and to welcoming people from all over the Globe to participate”.

Ben Sedgemore, Games Director at the Games World Headquarters is just as excited about the forthcoming World Corporate Games, he said: “It is clear to see that Juan is a man who understands sport and events extremely well and he is also incredibly proud of his country.  We are all eagerly anticipating the Games and we would like to encourage anyone with the opportunity to attend to do so- we know you will enjoy an incredible experience”.

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The World Corporate Games aims to be the perfect combination of sport, business and tourism – and this year is no exception – with athletes representing their businesses from all over the globe in Mexico City; the event is predicted to be highly successful and beneficial for all.

Alongside the vast sporting activities spanning across the weekend, the Games also has an array of other fun activities taking place. From the Great Games Party where there will be thousands partying the night away, to the Games Celebration and Parade where you have the opportunity to represent your organisation with t-shirts,  flags and banners – the weekend is sure to be great fun for people of all ages.

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Also! Remember that if you have won and gained a first place medal in any sport in this years Corporate Games you have gained a complimentary entry into this years World Corporate Games in Mexico City, we hope to see you there.medals mexico

To watch an historical video on the Corporate Games click here                                                                    or or to download a World Corporate Games – Mexico City brochure click here

For more information please find us at:

Website: www.corporate-games.com

Email: mex@corporate-games.com

Telephone: + 528000 – 0405

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+ 528000 – 0433

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