Dragon Boat Challenge – Networking on a different platform!

 

Teamwork is everything in Dragon Boat Racing, representing unity, strength, loyalty, honor, spirit, cooperation and determination.

These human-powered watercrafts are long and slender with decorated dragon heads and tails which are navigated by 12-16 rowers to the beat of heavy drums.

The Dragon Boat Challenge will see corporates from all over the Western Cape, contesting in mixed teams for the grand prize of complimentary practice sessions for their company leading up to the Cape Town Corporate Games in June 2013.

During the Complimentary Training Sessions, the crew will be taught the techniques, commands and paddlers tips, ensuring that they are well prepared and synchronized for the race. A perfectly synchronized team will almost always beat a stronger, but less coordinated team.

There will be 3 Dragon Boats in 1 Race to determine if you have got what it takes to represent your company in the winning crew.

The Cape Town Corporate Games organisers are creating a networking opportunity for companies on a different platform. The Dragon Boat Challenge will allow one selected individual from each of the various companies to experience the Games first hand before the Cape Town Corporate Games in June 2013.

Limited space is available so contact the Cape Town Corporate Games Office on capetown@corporate-games.comand you could join in on the race!

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Seasons Greetings from Cape Town Corporate Games

On behalf of 3rd South Africa, Official License Holders of Corporate Games South Africa, we would like to thank all our clients for their support throughout the year.

Looking back at the year that has flown by, the highlight is definitely the success of the inaugural Cape Town Corporate Games which took place from 14-17 June 2012. The response has been overwhelming and we cannot be more appreciative of all the support and assistance that we received from our partners, sponsors and the participants during the Games.

We would like to thank the City of Cape Town, all sponsors, participants and supporters for their contribution during the first edition of the Cape Town Corporate Games. It was a honour to host such a magnificent event in the Sport Capital of South Africa.

Because of the success of 2012 and the positive feedback that we have received from companies we are proud to bring you the 2nd edition of Cape Town Corporate Games. The ventures that 2013 will bring is undoubtably going to be bigger and more challenging than ever.

The second edition of the Cape Town Corporate Games will take place over the weekend of 06 – 09 June 2013. Our host venue is the V&A Waterfront which add great value to the event and is expected to advance Cape Towns development as a sport, business and tourism destination.

A warm welcome to Sanlam and to the V&A Waterfront for joining the 100 Club Members for the 2013 Games. The best of luck to both teams.

Between all the chocolate filled stockings, the fruit cake and the festive family dinners,  don’t forget to keep fit during the festive season.  For those who completely forget to take their running shoes on holiday,  ensure that your New Year’s resolutions involve getting fit and preparing for the 2013 Games.

We would like to end this year by wishing you and all your loved ones the best for the holiday season and the upcoming new year.

The Cape Town Corporate Games team, 3rd South Africa

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6th World Corporate Cup of Soccer Guarantees Everyone a Match on Anfield!

Anfield Stadium - Liverpool Football Club6th World Corporate Cup of Soccer Guarantees Everyone a Match on Anfield!

Calling all Football fans. Ever wanted to play on a professional football pitch at the home of one of Europe’s elite Clubs?  Maybe you thought your chance had gone? You were wrong!

From the 31st May to 2nd June 2013, football players of all ages and abilities and both genders will get the chance to enjoy everything that Liverpool Football Club has to offer as they compete in the 6th World Corporate Cup of Soccer.

Positioned as the ultimate football festival for regular players, the Cup will see teams from all across the World, the UK and Merseyside come together to enter Soccer 6’s or full 11-a-side, in men’s, men’s 30+ and women’s event categories. The competition will see a weekend of great competition, parties, parades and celebrations in the exclusive suites of Liverpool Football Club, culminating with a game on Anfield and finishing with the Closing Awards Celebration in the Club’s Trophy Room.

Last year, the sell-out competition saw teams represent companies and clubs from a host of countries like Croatia, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, France, Finland, Nigeria, Ireland and a host of others, with a number of teams from around the globe already confirmed for next year!Ladies 5s Soccer Team

Spaces are limited to GUARANTEE every team the chance to play on the Hallowed turf. As you would imagine, with places at a premium in such a terrific competition, a number of teams have already reserved their place prior to the Launch of the event. Ernst and Young, Cern, RSA, MDE Medical, Kevin Edwards Associates and AFC Burton are just some of the teams already on board.

Cup Director, Ben Sedgemore commented, “Our Organisation has been developing great Multisport festivals for 25 years around the world and we have been proud to deliver some incredible experiences. However, the spirit, camaraderie and memories formed by the World Corporate Cup are always difficult to match. We guarantee people an unforgettable experience in a great competition. We have some great local partnerships and we cannot speak highly enough of Liverpool Football Club and the Liverpool County FA and many other local supporters too who all play their part. When the chance arose to bring the Cup back to Anfield in 2013 we had no hesitation in seizing the opportunity.”

Soccer 11s Mens TeamGary Williams of Plymouth YMCA commented that this year’s competition “was a truly memorable experience that will live with me forever! The spirit of the tournament was great and the games were played in a good nature. The experience of playing at Anfield as a Liverpool fan was unforgettable and the access afforded to us by the club was unbelievable.”

Sentiments echoed by Andy Evans from Barclaycard, who said “We have loved competing in the UK Corporate Games since 1999 and when the World Corporate Cup of Soccer was launched, with a chance to play at ‘The Home of Football’ – Anfield, there was no question that we would be entering a team – being a Liverpool fan I saw it as a chance in a lifetime and for the Club to allow ‘us’ the general public to use all of the facilities is unbelievable”

If you don’t want to miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity, contact the Corporate Cup Headquarters on 01733 380888 NOW. To download a brochure click here, visit www.worldcorporatecup.com or email SOC@worldcorporatecup.com.

Wow, What a Year! Thank you for your Support…

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Well, what a year it has been, with celebrations, anniversary’s and an unprecedented number of great Games too.In June we joyfully celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Istanbul Corporate Games before concluding this years Games calendar by celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Australian Corporate Games last weekend.Along the way we had the pleasure of witnessing brand new Corporate Games in a host of spectacular destinations like Abu Dhabi, Bermuda, Bucharest, Cape Town, Delhi, Manila and Mexico. As ever, terrific Games were staged in Sydney, Brisbane and Thredbo. We enjoyed continued success with the UK Corporate Games in Preston, the 5th World Corporate Cup of Soccer at Anfield (home of Liverpool FC) as well as inaugural editions of the Bucharest Corporate Cup of Soccer and the Europe Corporate Cup of Tennis.I am sure you will agree that 2012 has been a wonderful year for everyone involved, with more opportunities provided than ever before.All of these Games and More will be made available for you to enter next year, as well as the breathtaking 19th UK Corporate Games in the heart of England in Coventry, the 1st Buenos Aires Corporate Games, as well as first editions of the Annecy-le- Vieux Corporate Games in France and the Transylvanian Winter Corporate Games in Dracula’s homeland early in February. We are also delighted to confirm that the World Corporate Cup of Soccer will be returning to Anfield at the start of June, as the hospitality and access granted to us by Liverpool Football Club is truly exceptional, enabling us to deliver another unparalleled experience with everyone playing at least one match on the Hallowed turf!.

It has been a pleasure to bring these unrivalled opportunities to you this year and we will be looking forward to enhancing these opportunties for you and your Organisations next year and in the future. You are the Worldwide Corporate Sport Community and we are proud to have your support.

Furthermore, if that is not enough, keep your eyes peeled for a major announcement on the World Corporate Games 2013 which should be brought to you in the coming weeks.

Next year will be a fabulous year for the Games, as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the inaugural Games in San Francisco in 1988. However, it will only be a fabulous year, if people like you and your Organisations keep making the effort. We never take your support for granted and you are the people that make a difference. People like you make the difference for your companies, in your communities and on society as a whole. We are proud to work with people like you and we are people like you, wherever you are- we strive to make a difference too!

Enjoy the end of 2012 and get ready for a phenomenal year of sport, business and tourism in 2013 – together we can make it something special for everyone.

Yours Sincerely

Ben Sedgemore and all of the team at the Corporate Games World Headquarters

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Get Fit For Business with Planet Fitness!!

Cape Town Corporate Games would like to extend a warm welcome to Planet Fitness who has come on board as the Official Fitness Partner for the 2013 Corporate Games.

Planet Fitness currently have 22 health clubs located in the Western Cape and Gauteng with no doubt that their market share will continue to grow in the future.

Their facilities are world-class and their services are always innovative. They value and respect each member’s needs at all times and take ownership of requests and challenges. They strive to educate their members on a healthy lifestyle and treat them with integrity on a daily basis.

To ensure that all participants are best prepared to compete, they have been generous enough to invite ALL Corporate Games participants to come in and get ready for the Games in their facilities, using all their services, at no cost for 2 weeks!

Take up a free 2-week trial membership – worth R1350!

Simply follow the link below, submit your details and they’ll contact you back to redeem a free 2-week trial membership, including a personal training session, a group personal training class, access to their indoor heated pools and tartan running tracks, a free yoga class, a Pilates class, a spinning class, a boxing session, a tanning session, try out their ladies only Feminique, sauna and steam rooms to help kick-start a desire to train and become more healthy. Please note that facilities vary from club to club and are only for Cape Town Corporate Games participants.

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Find your balance with Planet Fitness!

Balance isn’t just something you need when you’re learning to ride a bike. It’s the harmony between body, mind and soul. Achieving balance is about living a life that’s filled with a little bit of this, and a little bit of that. Time and again we tend to eat too much, sleep too little, work too hard and laugh too seldom. We should try to find the harmony between stressing and stretching, squats and shots and burgers and bench presses.

For more information visit their website: www.planetfitness.co.za

Cape Town Corporate Games Adopt a School

 

Nowadays there are so many charities that need help, that choosing one can be a grueling process. However, for the team here at the Cape Town Corporate Games the decision was quite clear when we heard about the Tag Rugby association. Seeing that one of the new sports that we are adding to our sports list in 2013 is tag rugby, we could not deny the coincidence as well as the relevance.

Not only does the Tag Rugby Adopt a School Programme help children off the streets and away from the ills they are confronted with on a daily basis, but they do this by encouraging the children to participate in sport.

By playing Tag Rugby, the children do not only learn to be active, but get so much more out of the experience. Sport teaches these children to play peacefully among each other, to respect their peers, to respect the rules of the game and the list goes on. Recognising the need for both sexes to play sport together, Tag Rugby deletes the fear of injury as it is a no contact sport.

In this programme a Corporate Company Adopts a School in their immediate area or a school that most of their workforce would go to. Tag Rugby will supply all neccesary equipment, show the children of the Companys’ school of choice how to play, empower a teacher and some students to supervise the games on an ongoing basis and will supply the Corporate Company with a report and pictures once a term on the progress of the school.

This truly is a cause that the Corporate Games believe in and we look forward to be part of such a magnificent initiative. We invite all companies/charities to use the Games as a platform to raise funds for their own charities too.

Staying in the spirit of sport.

For more information on The Tag Rugby Association contact or email Stuart McConnell on 021 6832269 /0824401921. stuart@taggroup.co.za Or visit their website www.tagrugby.co.za

For more information about the Cape Town Corporate Games 2013 vist our website at www.corporate-games.com or contact us on 021 418 1966 You can also email us at capetown@corporate-games.com

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Unrivalled Benefits – Unlimited Opportunities for Cape Town’s tourism!!

Corporate Games is the worlds largest multi-sport festivals in its kind and provides each Host City with unrivalled benefits and unlimited local and international tourism opportunities.

Corporate Games will once again be hosted in Cape Town in 2013, creating a sporting platform for the business world to get together and Get Fit for Business!

The Games have played an integral part in the history and development of non-elite sport across the Globe reaching a high of over 12,000 participants at the Australian Corporate Games in Melbourne.

Corporate Games generates immediate economic impact and future projections in South Africa can be based on the net profit of the UK Corporate Games Liverpool 2010 which generated over £ 3,018,152 for the Host City through its hoteliers, restaurants, bars and retail.

The Games offers worldwide promotion of the Host City to brand itself as a centre for corporate sport, fitness and healthy lifestyles.

Cape Town Tourism PR and Communications Manager Skye Grove wrote:

“Cape Town is Africa’s sport event capital, a place of inspiration and innovation that has developed a diverse game culture. We share and support the vision of the Cape Town Corporate Games to bring together athletes from all over South Africa and beyond to create a spirit of comradeship amongst the broader population in the Western Cape.”

 

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High expectations for Cape Town Corporate Games 2013

3rd SA “The Official License Holders for Corporate Games South Africa” is busy at full force preparing for the 2013 Corporate Games, and the second time around will be even bigger and better!

Cape Town has once again been chosen as the Host City for this prestigious multi-sports festival and various locations are being considered for Cape Town Corporate Games 2013. Venue selections will be made to ensure that the participants experience the whole of Cape Town and its beautiful surroundings.Athletes from all over South Africa will be gearing up for the multi-sports festival which was a great success this year.

Next year’s festival will feature 15 sports, including Action Cricket, Soccer 5’s, Dragon Boating, Golf, Karting, Lawn Bowls, Netball and Running – to name a few. 3rd SA have also decided to include Mountain biking and Tag Rugby for the 2013 Games which is sure to be a popular selection amongst Athletes.

Over the 3-4 days that the Cape Town Corporate Games will be held, participants will enjoy competing with friends and foes, as well as experience the ultimate mix of sport, business and tourism.

Organisations which participated in this year’s Games are already preparing and strengthening their teams for next year.  The Corporate Games received a tremendous welcome in Cape Town, and the response has been extraordinary.

Many participants and sponsors have given feedback and this is what they had to say:

Bongani Moyo from the PEP Central Office
“New bursts of energy and friendships have been ignited by taking part in the Corporate Games as the PEP Cape Town Team. To have your family and colleagues shout your name in encouragement is fantastic . We had a great, successful and enjoyable experience. It was such a great way to build spirit and to be proudly PEP. Thank you to everyone involved off and on the field of play. Let’s do it again in 2013.”

D. Bolton, Human Resource Generalist at Cape Union Mart Head Office
“Very well organised, very professional and knowledgeable staff. I can’t wait for next year.”

Lauren Peters from Spur Corporation Brand Activation Manager
“Spur Corporation is proud to be a sponsor of the first Cape Town Corporate Games. The event was enjoyed by all, not only our team participants but also by the spectators, and although our golfers did not win any trophies our dragon boat team managed to come out tops in their category. Thank you to “3rd South Africa” for bringing this event to Cape Town and executing it in such a professional manner.”

The expectation for next year is very high and the Cape Town team is confident that they will be exceeding them. This will undoubtedly be the event of the year and everyone is excited to see what the 2013 Corporate Games will bring.