Cape Town, Africa’s sport event capital, invites you to join the Games

With its soft sandy beaches, stylish and retro night life, hip hotels, mouthwatering restaurants and an endless list of unforgettable activities, it is no surprise that Cape Town is Africa’s most popular tourist destination. It is a city of arts and culture overflowing with creativity and entertainment.

One of the many reasons that make Cape Town such an amazing destination is the fact that it is also a sport lovers dream. With the scenic views along the natural outdoor territory, it is popular for various sports at top locations around the city. Activities range from the hiking trails in and around the city, mountain biking in the Tokai Forest, to the more adventurous sports like paragliding off Lions Head and abseiling down Table Mountain. Cape Town has it all.

Top sporting events that are hosted by Cape Town are Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, Absa Cape Epic, Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon and the J&B Met just to name a few.

One of the newest members added to the above list is the Cape Town Corporate Games. 3rd South Africa, Official License holders of Corporate Games South Africa, The World’s largest multi-sport festivals for businesses and organisations are proud to be hosting the second edition of the Cape Town Corporate Games from 06-09 June 2013.

The Cape Town Corporate Games welcomes all novices and ex-professionals alike to come together to enjoy the finest of sporting festivals.

Mariette dT-Helmbold CEO Cape Town Tourism commented:

“Cape Town is Africa’s sport event capital, a place of inspiration and innovation that has developed a diverse game culture and one which has proved its merit as an international sports host, with events like the 2012 FIFA World Cup and the Manchester United vs. Bafana Bafana match in 2012. We share and support the vision of the Cape Town Corporate Games to bring together athletes from all over the world and create a spirit of comradeship on a global scale. We look forward to welcoming both current and past Corporate Games participants to the Cape Town, the Mother City in 2013.”

The Games offer worldwide promotion of the Host City to brand itself as a centre for corporate sport, fitness and healthy lifestyles. In June 2013, this world class event will take place in Cape Town and the Cape Town Corporate Games  invites everyone to Enter the Games and be part of the ultimate mix of sport, business and tourism!

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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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

The scene is set for the 20th Anniversary of the Games in Australia!

It gives me great pride to announce that we are now quickly approaching the 20th year of the Australian Corporate Games in the great City of Melbourne Victoria.  The Australian Corporate Games is always one of the most well attended multi-sport participation events in the world and this year is set to be no different, with with over 10,000 participants already making their preparations to enjoy the ultimate mix of sport business and tourism.

There are 20 great sports on the packed programme again and the venues are top class as ever, with Victoria Harbour staging the Dragonboat racing, Albert Park housing a number of sports and Melbourne Beach featuring the ever popular Beach Volleyball.

Don’t miss the guaranteed entry deadline of the 8th of October as some sports are already nearing capacity!

Join us in Melbourne and celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this great Games!

 

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Bucharest: Get your Professional Equipment with Hervis’ Special Offer

Additional good news for the 2,000 registered participants in Bucharest Corporate games! Hervis Sport, our technical partner that is supplying all equipment for the Bucharest Games, is granting 20% reduction for all participants of the Bucharest Corporate Games! This is a great way to get sophisticated professional equipment at a great discount, and start practicing! We had an extremely positive reaction from our guys, with tennis racquets, table tennis bats and soccer, basketball and volleyball balls in high demand. One can choose between the official soccer ball for the European Championship or the one that UEFA is using in the Champions League! With shops in all major cities of Romania, Hervis Sport will supply professional sport items for our week-end warriors, helping them to become a professional! This is it, now I have to go to Hervis Sport shop, as their promotion for bicycles is not to be missed…

Contact the Games office to get your coupon.
Tel: +40 (0) 21 319 12 73
or +40 (0) 21  319 11 51
Email: [email protected]

 

Radu R.

Staff Across The UK Are Setting Their Sights On Preston

UK Corporate Games

January is an exciting time – massive sales, the football transfer window briefly opens and closes and offices across the country open for the New Year’s activities.  There’s a great amount of anticipation in the air as we all look forward to what 2012 has to offer.

And with the likes of Paul Scholes coming out of retirement to play in the FA Cup 3rd Round against arch-rivals Manchester City and then scoring against Bolton Wanderers in the very next game – this has just exemplified that you are never too old to get back into the Sport you love the most!

2011 has come and gone and both organisations and staff alike are now able to assess what they did (or didn’t do) that greatly increased their bottom line, or how they may have even added a few pounds without realising it!

This time of year is where organisations can re-evaluate their targets, review performances and recognise and reward those that have achieved success.

So one has to ask…how strong is the commitment of the staff in your office?  Are your staff loyal to the company and is their loyalty recognised and appreciated?  Is the morale in the office one to be envied or could it use a boost?

‘Research carried out in the NHS as part of the Health at Work in the NHS programme, run from 1992 to 2002, showed that action to improve staff health and welfare was most successful where it was high on the management’s list of priorities and where the action taken was integrated with other management action.’ Respondent, NHS Employers.

Our sales team has been meeting with organisations of every size and kind with the view to inviting them to take part in Europe’s largest corporate multisport festival, the UK Corporate Games, which is set to be hosted by the City of Preston on the 12-15 July 2012.  Not only is it an Olympic year in the UK but it’s also a Guild Year in the North West and this is a unique opportunity for management teams to step forward and take action to look at improving the health and wellbeing of their staff and ultimately their business as a whole.

The Corporate Games improves staff’s health & wellbeing in numerous ways and here are just a few examples:

The Games offers 22 Sports in which staff of any age or ability can participate in and look to regain or build upon their confidence, loyalty and team spirit.

The Games encourages employees to get fit and active and have fun while doing this in a competitive and social environment.

Staff can meet their colleagues face to face over the weekend and play Sports that help improve communication, team-bonding and relationship-building – all things that can be directly transferred to the workplace after the final whistle has been blown.

The Games is open to all for the benefit of all and even though the blue chip companies such as the likes of IBM, Intel Corporation, KPMG and Ernst & Young have shown that they will support their staff to the ends of the earth, it is worth taking time to mention some of the smaller companies that have either been a part of or recently joined the Worldwide Corporate Games Community and have their sights firmly set on Preston in July.

The likes of Onwards & Upwards, All Nations Badminton Club, Youth Sport Trust, Nene Jag Specialists, RDC, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, GB Energy and Graham Gillett Associates have all shown that the real benefits of participation can be enjoyed by all and that the Games entry fee is really one of the best investments that an organisation will ever make.

To find out more information and also secure your company’s place in the 19th UK Corporate Games Preston 2012 – go to the Official Website – www.corporate-games.com  or contact the Games Office at +44 17 33 380 888 or [email protected]