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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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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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.

 

V&A Waterfront to host Cape Town Corporate Games 06-09 June 2013

 

The Cape Town Corporate Games has confirmed its host venue for the 2013 Games, and not only does it add great value to the event, it is expected to advance Cape Towns development as a sport tourism destination.

3rd South Africa is proud to announce that V&A Waterfront is the prestigious Host Venue for Cape Town Corporate Games to be held over the period of 06-09 June 2013.

Situated at the foot of Table Mountain with panoramic views of the ocean and city bowl, the vibrant V&A Waterfront will play host to multiple networking opportunities and sporting codes during the Cape Town Corporate Games 2013. The V&A Waterfront boasts some exceptional facilities and has already been named as the magnificent setting for the Games SuperCentre.

Together with the V&A Waterfront, the festival will create a sporting platform for the business world to get together and provide the opportunity for anyone, regardless of their sporting ability, to play in a multi-sport championship and remain active in sport.

David Green, CEO of the V&A Waterfront added: “We look forward to welcoming participants in the Corporate Games 2013 to the V&A Waterfront and the opportunity to showcase all on offer in this multidimensional precinct. Corporate Games offers an innovative team building initiative, and we are proud to host the 2013 Games.”

 

The array of benefits to the various stakeholders involved in the Games, from the participating organisations and individual competitors to the host cities, are all united by a common belief in the health values of sport, fitness, team spirit and togetherness at every level. Corporate Games offers a great weekend of sport, business and tourism in a multi-sport festival dedicated to everyday athletes from all walks of life and sporting abilities.

 

 

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.