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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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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Dragon boat challenge – Preparing for the Corporate Games

February 21st, 2013, Cape Town – 3rd South Africa, Official License Holder of Corporate Games South Africa, invited companies from all over the Western Cape to participate in a Dragon Boat Challenge. The challenge saw companies battle it out on the sea, at the V&A Waterfront, Official Host Venue for the Cape Town Corporate Games 2013.

The Dragon Boat Challenge was initiated to give companies an opportunity to network and to experience first hand what the Cape Town Corporate Games is all about.

The sport discipline, dragon boat racing is certainly one of the most exciting of the 15 sporting codes scheduled for the Cape Town Corporate Games multi-sports festival later this year, which is expected to attract thousands of competitors from across South Africa.

On arrival, guests were divided into 3 teams to paddle against each other.  Top local companies that participated in the Dragon Boat challenge included the likes of Barloworld Motors, Sanlam, Intergest, RedBull, 24.com, Cape Media, NCC Environmental Services, Allan Gray, Evolv Networks, Tag Rugby®, Tsogo Sun Hotels, Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge, and City of Cape Town Fire & Rescue Services just to name a few.

Volker Werth,  Director at InterGest South Africa (PTY) Ltd commented:

“This event was a real surprise…..a fun and action filled race, in  an awesome setting, which makes for the perfect corporate challenge. I will definitely be entering my company again, and challenging my colleagues and associates to test their abilities this great event.”

Event partners of the Cape Town Corporate Games 2013, who came on board for the Dragon Boat Challenge, included SAB Miller and Red-bull who supplied participants with the necessary refreshments for the race.

The Dragon Boat Challenge was the perfect opportunity to engage in friendly rivalry in a race against each other and to reconnect through sport for fun and friendly competition, networking opportunities and social activities.

3rd South Africa will be arranging regular practice sessions to assist companies to train leading up to the Cape Town Corporate Games taking place from 06-09 June 2013.

During the practice sessions companies will be taught the techniques, commands and paddlers tips, ensuring that they are well prepared and synchronized for the race in the Cape Town Corporate Games. A perfectly synchronized team will almost always beat a stronger, but less coordinated team.

For more information regarding Cape Town Corporate Games 06-09 June 2013 or the dragon boat practice sessions, please contact Nicole Visser on nicole.visser@corporate-games.com

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Preparing your teams for the Games

 

Here at the Cape Town Corporate Games office we understand that everyone has busy schedules existing of deadlines, meetings, kids, exercising and still finding a moment to spend time with loved ones. This is why we have decided to help.

Instead of adding more pressure to your already hectic lives we have decided to give you an a- z guide into the Corporate Games to ensure you know exactly what to do to be apart of The World’s largest multi-sport festivals for businesses and organisations.

So sit back, relax and follow the easy steps.

1. Learn more about the Corporate Games

The Corporate Games is the world’s largest corporate multi- sport festival for everyday athletes who love health, fitness and sport.

It was established to encourage companies to help their employees to live healthier and more active lifestyles.

The Corporate Games is an exciting & effective way to build team spirit and pride in your organisation.

Anyone can participate, regardless of their sporting ability or age. Everyone is encouraged to play in the multi- sport competition and remain active in sport whilst networking at the same time.

Remember, a participant is not required to be an employee. Colleagues, clients, retirees, spouses, family, friends, full/part time staff, associates or partners may enter.

The Games is a international event and it is staged throughout the year in different countries. It has been played on 5 continents, in 25 countries, 53 cities, attracting over 1 million participants and uniting 20,000 companies.

The Corporate Games is the ultimate mix of sport, business and tourism.

2. Spread the News

Create interest amongs your colleagues. Inform them about the benefits of being part of the Games and getting fit for business. The Games staff will gladly provide you with brochures, emails flyers, websites, DVD and supporting materials.

3. Choose your Sports

Get all the participants together and decide who wants to play what sport. There are 15 sports to choose from. Some are individual and some are in teams. One sport per participant.

4. Choose Leaders

If you do not already have a team leader, choose one. This person will be responsible for all participants of your company. The team leader can contact the Corporate Games office and we will provide them with the team leader handbook. A step by step on what to do when, why and how.

Team leaders must spread their workload. As potential participants learn their sport is on the programme natural leaders will emerge. Appoint them as sport leaders or appoint responsible persons in each department across the company.

5. Choose team names

This is alot of fun. Get all teams together and advise them to choose a name for their team. Once a few ideas have been given, let the mayority vote be the winning name.

6. Entering your teams

The closing date for entering the Cape Town Corporate Games is 10 May 2013. Entry forms and medical forms need to be completed by the above mentioned date and returned to the Cape Town Corporate Games office. Ensure all participants complete BOTH forms.

To download the Entry Form, visit the Official Corporate Games website  www.corporate-games.com and select Cape Town as your destination.

7. Get prepared

Check out your competition by following us on facebook, twitter and viewing our website.  Maximize your organisation’s visibility and promote team unity, pride & spirit through wearing team uniforms. Make corporate banners and flags to increase name recognition.

8. Practice, Practice, Practice

Ensure all participants prepare for the Games by getting fit and advance in the sport that they have chosen but most importantly make sure they have fun.

9. Registration

SuperCentre Registration takes place on Thursday 06 and Friday 07 June 2013 from 18:00 – 20:00 at the The Lookout – V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. All athletes must register in person during the given times and bring with them their Regisrtation Guide “which will be sent to each person before the Games” and a passport photo.

10. Let the Games Begin!

 

 

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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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The V&A Waterfront is Challenging Sanlam by also Joining the 100 Club Members

There is a big buzz in the Corporate world as the V&A Watefront have announce that they will be joining the 100 Club Members together with Sanlam.

Competition is high and the teams are eager to start training and showing off their mean sporting skills.

Seeing that Sanlam walked away with the Sport For Life award and won the Medalist Award in 2012, just to name a few, the V&A Waterfront has some tough competition.

Let’s hope the V&A Waterfront have started shaping up and are preparing in full force for next years Games.

The Sport For Life Grand Award recognises commitment to company spirit, employee fitness and the value of participation in the Cape Town Corporate Games. It is awarded to the Organisation entering the largest number of athletes. Sanlam entered a whopping 189 team member in the Cape Town Corporate Games in 2012.

The Medalist Award is presented to the Organisation which wins the most medals in the Games and Sanlam has set an excellent total to be challenged in future Games.

If you believe, like the V&A Waterfront, that your company has the dedication and team spirit to go up against Sanlam’s impressive record of last year, join the 100 Members Club and sign up for the Gold Championship Scheme.

The Worldwide Corporate Sports Community recognizes the 100 Members Club on a global platform and media coverage includes a web link on the Corporate Games Website which has over 2million hits a year, company logo and a 100 Club write up in the Souvenir Programme. The 100 Members Club are awarded with branding opportunity at selected sports venue’s and exhibition space at the SuperCentre Registration.

Ensure that you start off with Gold at this years Games by choosing the Gold Championship Scheme and join Sanlam and the V&A Waterfront in the 100 Members Club.

So practice until the ball is unstitched, the bat has cracked, the racquet needs restringing and the grass and dirt have become one… and then practice some more.

The Cape Town Corporate Games would like to welcome the V&A Waterfront and Sanlam to the Worldwide Corporate Sports Community 100 Club Members.

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Official Sports Locations for Cape Town Corporate Games 2013

The Cape Town Corporate Games has confirmed its venues for the 2013 Games, all of which add great value to the event and that is expected to advance Cape Towns development as a sport tourism destination.

Our host venue is the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, where Dragonboat, Netbal, Lawn bowls, Tag rugby, Table Tennis and Badminton will be hosted. It is situated at the foot of Table Mountain, within a stone’s throw from the Cape Town Stadium and in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbour.

Western Province Cricket Club is our venue of choice for mountain biking, trail running, Soccer 11‘s and Squash. The Club officially opened its Sports Centre in August 2003, in Rondebosch and even though we are only using the club for four sports events, they have many other sports facilities on offer.

The below venues will once again be part of the Games and we cannot be more excited.

Golf will be hosted by Rondebosch Golf Course, Go Karting will take place at Kenilworth Karting and Stadium on Main will have Ten Pin Bowling.

John Litten from Montague Arena commented: “As the premier indoor sports venue in Cape Town, Montague Arena is proud to be associated with Cape Town Corporate Games and is excited to be the Action Cricket and Soccer 5’s venue for 2013 once again.”

Welcome to all our venue partners and we are delighted to have you onboard and being part of the 2nd edition of the Cape Town Corporate Games in 2013.

What sport will you choose?

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2nd Edition of Cape Town Corporate Games Officially Launched


On Thursday 15 November 2012, numerous members of the corporate world gathered together to celebrate the Official Launch of the second edition of Corporate Games in Cape Town.

The launch took place at Atlantic Imbizo Conference & Function Studio situated at the Host Venue for the 2013 Games, the V&A Waterfront. On arrival guest were welcomed by the team of 3rd South Africa, the Official License Holder of Corporate Games South Africa and introduced to the official partners and sponsors.  A brief overview was given of the Cape Town Corporate Games, informing guests on what they can expect in 2013.

A few familiar companies and organisations at the Launch were The City of Cape Town, Western Cape Government, V&A Waterfront, Shell Oil, PEP Stores, Sanlam, Deloitte, Red Bull, Chatroom, Swindon Properties, G4S Security, SAB and the South African Police to name just a few.

From the media industry, the presence of Sports24, Cape Media, Leadership, Bizcommunity.com, Media 24, Men’s Health and Women’s Health were all welcomed.

Among the guest speakers were Frederick Stroebel, Human Resource Manager at Sanlam and Stuart McConnell from the Tag Rugby Association.

Frederick Stroebel commented:

“Sanlam is proud to be part of the first Corporate Games to be hosted in South Africa. It was a truly magnificent weekend with brutal competition and friendly camaraderie on and off the field. There is no doubt in our minds that this will grow to one of the big sporting events on the calendar for Cape Town and corporate social events in South Africa. We thank the organisers for all their arrangements at the various venues across the Peninsula  and congratulate them on delivering a very successful event!”

Stuart McConnell commented:

“We are extremely excited about our involvement in the Corporate Games 2013. Having the support of the Games as their charity allows us to provide Siyabulela Primary School in Langa with Tag Rugby equipment, training and exposure to sport through our Adopt a School programme.

There are a variety of sports to choose from with added sports from last year’s already fun filled list. Participants can select from dragon boat racing, karting, running, netball, soccer, mountain biking and lets not forget tag rugby to mention a few.

The Corporate Games have been receiving an enormous amount of support from influential corporate companies who participated in 2012, who are eager to gain even more from the event in 2013. With even more media, business and civic partners on board, the second edition of the Cape Town Corporate Games will without a doubt, be even bigger and better than the year before.

We want to thank Craig Kolesky, our photographer for the evening, as well as our guests speakers Frederick Stroebel and Stuart McConnell.

For more information about the Official Program, Sport Details, How to Enter, the Benefits of participation and involving your organisation, please visit our website www.corporate-games.com“and select Cape Town.

Let the Games begin!!!

3rd South Africa is honoured to announce the official partners for Cape Town Corporate Games 2013

 

Springbok Atlas Official Logistic Partner for Cape Town

 

The Cape Town Corporate Games team are proud to announce that Springbok Atlas have come on board as the Official Logistic Partners for the 2013 Games. Springbok Atlas will provide a bus route from the Host Venue, V&A Waterfront, to specialised venues for selected sports during the Games weekend.

By teaming up with Springbok Atlas we will create a fast and efficient transport route for all our participants. All athletes can join in on the parade taking place at the V&A Waterfront, and then hop onto one of the busses to be chaffeured to their selected venue where they will be participating in their selected sport. The bus route will also enable participants to go and support their fellow colleagues at other venues while they are waiting for their next match to take place. With the assistance of Springbok Atlas, the Games will bring teams together and show them the impact and importance of supporting their fellow colleagues.

Branding will be placed on the luxury busses to ensure that all teams and supporters are aware of the transport from venue to venue that the Games and Springbok Atlas are offering them.

For more than six decades, Springbok Atlas have been transporting clients safely, to and from their destinations from across South Africa and Namibia. They own over 70 modern coaches and vehicles which is all kept in top knotch condition and do thorough pre-departure and safety inspections before every trip.

They have been the trusted transport provider for the Springbok Rugby Team, the Kaizer Chiefs and the 2012 Soccer World Cup.

Not only will they ensure that all the Corporate Games participants get to and from the venues safely and in comfort but they will also be making the logistics of travel easier and a lot more affordable from venue to venue.

We are very excited to have Springbok Atlas on board and having them join one of the largests multi- sports event of its kind in the world. Now all participants can support their fellow team members by visiting the different venues around Cape Town.