Asia Pacific Corporate Games in Tokyo Set To Be Huge And Opportunity is Everywhere

With the Worldwide Corporate Sport Community growing all of the time it is no wonder that larger and larger Games are being staged in great destinations around the world.  The Team in Tokyo look set to be on track for a massive Games again this year after really successful events in 2016 and 2015.  The great news is that members of the Worldwide Corporate Sport Community from around the World can take advantage of sponsored entry fees into the Asia Pacific Corporate Games if they travel to Tokyo for this exciting event.  The Team in Tokyo are keen to showcase this impressive City and the powerful Games to visitors from any destination.

Tokyo opened up entries on the 18th of April and almost immediately the first 2000 entrants had registered to be involved, which shows the great appeal and popularity of the Games there.

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The Games this year will feature 11 great sports including a new Japanese favourite of “jump rope” which looks like fabulous fun and a serious work out too! Baseball, Softball and Volleyball reached capacity quickly as always but the ever-popular Futsal and Relay Marathon have plenty of space as a result of the impressive facilities that the team have been able to source.  Plus the celebrations in Tokyo are always spectacular with top class entertainers offering multiple genre’s of entertainment for visitors of all tastes to enjoy.  The atmosphere is always electric and as you can see by the image everyone gets into the swing of the action!

Massive Celebrations are always popular at the Asia Pacific Corporate Games

So don’t forget all entrants from overseas can qualify for sponsored entries which may give you an even greater incentive to make the journey to the land of the rising sun!

September looks set to be a massive month for the Games with Cape Town in South Africa, Puteaux in France and the Mexico Corporate Games all taking place in addition to the World Corporate Cup of Triathlon and Dragonboat! Great Corporate Games will be follow in Johannesburg and Sydney in October.

However, it could be that November sees the largest number of entrants of any month this year with 7000 predicted in Tokyo, around 10,000 entrants possible in Melbourne Australia in addition to the potentially huge World Corporate Games in Houston, Texas, USA sandwiched in between. Abu Dhabi could be another great destination for you if you want the warmth of the Middle East.

First placed winners from any Games around the World will get complimentary entry into the World Corporate Games in Houston. Whilst any overseas visitor to Tokyo will also get a sponsored entry opportunity.

For information on any of these 11 fantastic events click the following links.

Capetown Corporate Games 7-10th September

Mexico Pacific Corporate Games 7-10th September

Puteaux Corporate Games France 7-10th September

World Corporate Cup of Triathlon Stoke-On-Trent, UK 10th September

World Corporate Cup of Dragonboat Racing Stoke-On-Trent, UK  16th September

New South Wales Corporate Games Sydney Australia  6-8th October

Johannesburg Corporate Games 13-15th October

Asia Pacific Corporate Games Tokyo 3-4th November

World Corporate Games 16-19th November

Abu Dhabi Corporate Games November

Australian Corporate Games Melbourne 24-26th November

Good luck to everyone involved, have a great time and get fit for business!

The brand new Europe Corporate Cup of Soccer was a hit!

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                                 Europe Corporate Cup of Soccer medallists

The inaugural Europe Corporate Cup of Soccer took place over the weekend, in association with Stoke City Council, Stoke City Football Club and Staffordshire University. The Cup kicked off the start of a brand new series of events in Stoke, which will later see a Europe Corporate Cup of Netball and a Europe Corporate Cup of Dragon boat racing come to the City in September (16th and 17th) . It was a great weekend that showcased some of the best sporting venues and facilities in the region and there were some powerful local organisations that took part from the likes of JCB, Bentley Motors and Michelin Tyres who joined other sporty businesses from across the UK to compete!

Stoke-on-Trent was recently awarded European City of Sport status following the successful staging of the UK Corporate Games in the region in 2015. Since receiving this impressive accolade, Stoke-on-Trent has been extremely proactive in marketing the City as a desirable host location for international, national and local sporting events and we are proud that the brand new series of Europe Corporate Cups have become top quality additions to the extensive European City of Sport programme.

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A selection of the visitors to the Bet 365 Britannia Stadium tour

The weekend kicked off on the Saturday at Staffordshire University, where everybody played their matches on the well-marked pitches at Staffordshire University. We were incredibly lucky with the weather as it was a beautiful day and it set the tone nicely for the rest of the weekend.

 

As well as the sporting competition taking place, on the Saturday evening we invited everyone to come along to the Britannia Stadium where were lucky enough to have an interesting tour of the Stadium, where we were given access to the impressive home and away dressing rooms, the mascot room, interview and media rooms and we were given the best possible views of the stadium and pitch before having a private viewing of the UEFA Champions League Final in the 1863 Lounge. It was a great evening and a hopefully a nice way to relax before the finals kicked off the following day.

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Immaculate Surfaces at the Clayton Wood Training Ground

 

The finals were over at Clayton Wood Training Ground on Sunday morning, which is home to the Stoke City players. The pitches and the whole complex were absolutely fantastic and the staff were extremely accommodating and helpful to us and everyone taking part, as each team was allocated to a changing room.

A series of exciting knockout matches ensued and the pristine surfaces.

The final match of the weekend saw Stoneleigh Architectural Services from Wolverhampton take on Kangs RBS Group from Warwickshire to decide this year Champions. Both teams gave it there absolute all and it was a thrilling final to watch.  Players from the eliminated teams had all been keen to stay to watch this showpiece spectacle and the atmosphere was electric with sizeable numbers crowding around the pitch to watch the action.

Tied at 1-1 at full time, the youthful RBS team took a deserved 3-1 lead in the warm sunshine in the first period of extra time.  However, the more experienced Stoneleigh side kept plugging away and snatched an equaliser with only seconds remaining to make it 3-3.  Penalties ensued but who would come out on top?  Maybe the late comeback had taken something out of RBS.  In the tense shootout Stoneleigh kept their nerve to secure a 4-3 win on penalties!

There was regional glory for Bentley Motors Limited though who managed to beat local rivals Michelin Tyres in a high scoring 3rd place playoff to secure a medal.

The new Lord Mayor Councillor Anthony Munday commented on the great spirit in the Cup as he presented a special City of Stoke On Trent China plate to the Man of the match from Stoneleigh.

 

A huge congratulations to everyone involved, we hope you all enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to seeing you soon! We are now more excited than ever to return to Stoke in September with the Europe Corporate Cup of Netball and the Europe Corporate Cup of Dragon boat racing, which will both take place simultaneously in the City, from Friday 16th – Saturday 17th September.

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For any more information on any of our upcoming events, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with a member of the team on:

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

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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

 

CAN YOU HANDLE WHAT WE HAVE IN STORE FOR 2014?

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With over 18 Corporate Games and Corporate Cups already confirmed for 2014 there will be something for everyone to enjoy this year whatever, your sport or business and wherever you decide to participate!

Company representatives from all around the globe are flocking to enter the World Corporate Games in Liverpool, which looks set to be  one of the most impressive Games to date and the best news is – you still have time to join them!  Don’t forget that this Games gives an unrivalled opportunity for Companies to invite colleagues and compatriots from other offices around the World to participate under their organisations banner.  So don’t delay, invite your colleagues today!  Wondering why you and your organisation should join us in Liverpool this year?

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With 24 sports taking place over the Games weekend it is the biggest, broadest and most appealing sports programme for a number of years.  Furthermore, Liverpool has an outstanding array of accommodation and terrific transport links, as well as an incredibly welcoming community spirit.  Add these components to a host of fabulous facilities for our sports and celebrations, plus a thriving business community and hopefully you can see why we believe that we have all of the ingredients to create something special!  These impressive attributes were highlighted to everyone during the UK Corporate Games  held there in 2010, so it is a real pleasure to return to this progressive City for 2014.

What’s more, the Games is sandwiched in the middle of the exciting, government backed International Festival for Business, so Liverpool is clearly the place to be in June, whether you want to build relationships, network with businesses from all corners of the world or just enjoy a fabulous sporting experience in this wonderful forward-thinking City!

You can see we are excited about it, so don’t miss your chance to join the thousands of positive like-minded members of the Worldwide Corporate Games Community who have already committed to enter into the spirit of this unforgettable weekend.  Plus with the World Corporate Cup of Soccer in May guaranteeing everyone at least one Game on the Hallowed turf of Anfield (also in Liverpool) there will some amazing experiences  in Merseyside this year.

World Corporate Cup of Soccer 6s in full swing!

Outside of Liverpool there are a multitude of amazing Games experiences to enjoy. Whether you decide to choose exciting new Games destinations like Buenos Aires and Monterrey or long-established Games like Istanbul, Queensland or the massive Australian Corporate Games  or feel free to choose something inbetween like Cape Town, Bucharest, Delhi, Mexico, Abu Dhabi, Annecy and Bermuda or even try a winter Corporate Games in Transylvania, there surely is no better way for your Organisation to get fit for business.  In addition there are brand new Games appearing on the calendar all of the time, as more and more people recognise the immense power of the Games for staff, organisations and destinations alike, so watch this space for more information on great newest major Games in Tokyo, Okinawa and Nigeria too…

So here’s to an unforgettable year of Sport, Business and Tourism for us all!

Contact the World Headquarters for a discussion on how you can get involved in any of the Games mentioned here.

Call 0044 (0) 1733 380888 or email wcg@corporate-games.com

Please note the World Corporate Games Liverpool 2014 is presented by the International Festival for Business with headline sponsors CSC and Peel Holdings.

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You Can Join Them and Be a Winner With the Games in 2014!

 

 

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Inaugural Europe Corporate Cup of Tennis is all set to be a smash!

Following hot on the heals of the ever popular World Corporate Cup of Soccer.  The eagerly anticipated Europe Corporate Cup of Tennis is now on the Horizon and if it is anything like the Soccer version of this spectacular competition it is set to be hugely popular.

The Tennis version of this great event will be taking place in beautiful resort of Antalya in Turkey.

The facilities on offer at the Alibey  Park Club Manargat are simply superb, with an unbelievable 62 courts available it is the world’s largest Tennis resort.  The Hotel on site has an array of outstanding accommodation and great leisure facilities too to help you relax after a hard day’s tennis.

The tennis fesival will take place between the 1st and the 4th of November.  Participants will undoubtedly enjoy an astounding Tennis experience and some great weather but the organisers will also be serving up some truly impressive celebrations too, like the SuperCentre Celebration on Thursday the 1st between 1900 and 2100, the Corporate Cup Celebration Party and Dinner on Saturday the 3rd and the Closing Awards Celebration on Sunday the 4th.

Players of all different standards will be participating in this event so if Tennis is your Game, get on the plane!

Click here to download your brochure and your entry form

 

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Chance to Re-Live Your Anfield Moments on DVD

This is your chance to capture all the Anfield action as it happens at this year’s World Corporate Cup of Soccer. If we receive sufficient interest before the event our media partners will be happy to provide full coverage of your team’s performance on hallowed Anfield turf, including all the highs and lows of the Beautiful Game.

The plan is to provide you with coverage and commentary of the event from start to finish, providing you with a DVD of your team’s Anfield experience captured on camera that you can show your friends, family and the grandchildren!

So whether you want to re-live your team’s winning goal – or have a laugh at the ones you missed….we will be aiming to capture it all!

Order your personalized DVD now in advance for £10!

Each team must order one DVD for all team members to qualify for Coverage.

Contact your Cup Liaison representative to confirm.

DVD Order Form

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(Regular updates throughout the weekend using the #wccs hashtag.)

The various CG Facebook Pages

We’re undergoing a series of changes in terms of how we’d like to share information with the public, and we see Facebook as an important step in this process.

We see Facebook as our ‘social outlet’ for the information that we generate during the lifetime of a Corporate Games project, regardless of where that  may be in the world. The ability to have not only photographs and comments, but videos too, mean that Facebook is ideal for our purposes.

We have created, so far, the following Facebook Pages, that represent a different area of our work, some broad and general, but others are focused and specific.

  • The Corporate Games 

    This is the over-arching Page that provides a general view of the Games around the world. This is mostly kept up to date by the staff at the headquarters offices, providing an angle from a global perspective. (website)

  • Abu Dhabi Corporate Games

    A relatively new Games-specific Page for the upcoming (at time of writing this!) Games in Abu Dhabi in December. (website)

  • Istanbul Corporate Games

    This is a Games-specific Page, dedicated to the Corporate Games held in Istanbul, Turkey, each year, and is kept up-to-date by staff on the ground in Istanbul. (website)

  • New Zealand Corporate Games

    Another relatively new Games-specific Page for the Corporate Games being held in Auckland in November 2011.  (website)

  • UK Corporate Games

    Another Games-specific Page, this time one that is dedicated to the Corporate Games held in the United Kingdom, hosted at Loughborough for 2011. This Page is kept up-to-date by staff in the UK offices.  (website)

  • World Corporate Cup of Soccer

    The World Corporate Cup of Soccer Page is Games-specific, focusing on the events of the project. The ‘Cup was held in 2011 in association with Liverpool Football Club, in the United Kingdom, and the Page is maintained by the staff within the UK offices.  (website)

As more Facebook Pages are created and managed by the Corporate Games staff around the world, we’ll post details here on the blog for you to find out more.

Feel free to contribute, comment or simply browse any of the Facebook Pages that are out there.