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The 2014 Nokia Cape Town Tens was undoubtedly the party of the year with some unbelievable scenes which will live long in the memories of everyone who was there.
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Ola Ice Cream has been confirmed as the Exclusive Referee and Umpire Sponsor of the 2014 Nokia Cape Town Tens, kicking off on the 7th and 8th February at Hamilton’s in Green Point, as well as for the 2015 event.
Ola will be cooling off the action on the field with a selection of experienced referees and umpires, ensuring the 800 rugby matches run smoothly and fairly over the course of the two day festival.
In addition to this Ola referees and umpires will oversee the Netball tournament, the newest sporting addition to Tens, with a minimum of one referee or umpire present on each field or court where games are in play.
The two year sponsorship deal will see Ola receive the naming and branding rights to The Ola Ice Cream Referees Area and official retail rights as Tens ice-cream providers, supplying a variety of favourites such as Magnums, Cornettos, Paddlepops and Fruittare’s for spectators to enjoy from the side-line.
“We are thrilled to be involved with the Nokia Cape Town Tens Tournament for a second year,” says Michael Manefeldt, Ola Divisional Sales Manager. “With the tournament taking place during the hottest month of the year and its infectious ambiance, it has proven to be the ideal fit with our brand, sharing a feel-good summer radiance. This year we have stepped up our involvement by including the sponsorship of referees. The opportunity to trade at the tournament also allows us reinforce our commitment to creating jobs.”
The Nokia Cape Town Tens promises to be a bigger and better event in 2014, with a host of new big brands, such as Ola, on board ensuring added value for both spectators and participants.
With a selection of international and local Rugby Legends, live entertainment, delicious food and drink options, a buzzing beer tent, kiddies play areas and activities and plenty of prizes on offer, the 6th annual Nokia Cape Town Tens has something for everyone to enjoy!
Tickets are R100 and are available from WEBTICKETS. Ladies free before 5pm on Friday. Secure a private table for 10 for R2000 and receive entry to festival, prego roll, 2 pitches of beer and own waitress and bar.
Nokia has today been unveiled as the headline sponsor of the forthcoming Cape Town Tens Rugby event. Nokia’s sponsorship includes naming rights and the event will now be called the Nokia Cape Town Tens.
Launched in 2009 by rugby legends Bob Skinstad and Robbie Fleck, the Nokia Cape Town Tens is the biggest ten-a-side tournament in world rugby. The Nokia Cape Town Tens is a unique sports lifestyle event that provides a winning formula of rugby, sunshine, banter, fun and live entertainment to more than 2000 players and 12 000 spectators over two days.
As part of its Tens sponsorship, Nokia will be providing a number of unique event enhancements including photo booths, phone charging services and free Wi-Fi.
“The Tens is a fantastic event that will provide another way for us to showcase our great products to a wide and varied consumer base. We are always trying to offer people technology that seamlessly fits into their lifestyle, and an event like the Tens enables us to do this,” says Justin Maier, Head of Marketing, Nokia South and East Africa.
Bob Skinstad adds: “Nokia is a huge global brand and for them to associate with us is a massive endorsement of the growing popularity of Tens rugby in South Africa. The Nokia Cape Town Tens is a unique sport and entertainment lifestyle event that offers some great experiences on and off the field, for players and spectators alike. Nokia’s involvement means we can now take the event experience to another level.”
The 2014 edition of the Nokia Cape Town Tens event will take place at Hamilton’s Rugby Club, on Friday 7 February and Saturday 8 February with more than 90 teams taking part. The event will feature live entertainment, rugby development clinics, Springbok and international legends and South Africa’s biggest beer tent. The Nokia Cape Town Tens was recently short-listed as a finalist in the Best Live Experience category of the forthcoming Discovery Sports Industry Awards.
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The Cape Town Tens, the world’s biggest Tens tournament, is just two months away and tickets have gone on sale! The tournament kicks off at Hamilton’s Rugby Club with a Gala Dinner on Thursday evening the 6th of February and the rugby and netball games on the 7th and 8th February. With 100 social rugby teams playing up to 800 games over the weekend, as well as the addition of 40 netball teams, Cape Town Tens is set to be SA’s biggest social sports event of the year!
The tournament will be celebrating its 6th year anniversary in 2014 and has plenty of exciting new features planned. Apart from the rugby and netball action there will be more on offer for the whole family including a revamped kiddies play area with child minders, jumping castles, and magicians as well as specific rugby, netball and cricket clinics tailored for the kids. In addition to this there will be plenty more food options with the new 450m² Food Lovers’ Market tent, a massive beer tent and live entertainment throughout the day by Tens favourites Me & Mr Brown and the incredible DJ Sox who will be keeping energies high throughout the weekend.
Over the course of the weekend catch an impressive 2,000 rugby players take to the field spread over seven divisions, whilst 400 netball players compete across 4 divisions. Also get the chance to rub shoulders with various International and South African rugby legends such as John Smit, Butch James, Percy Montgomery, Carlos Spencer, Justin Marshall and of course Tens founders Bob Skinstad and Rob Fleck.
Partnerships with Cape Town Tens have recently been announced with SA food retailers Food Lovers’ Market and supply chain and logistics management company UTi, setting the stage for an even bigger event in 2014 than before!
Save the date today and kick start your new year into gear at Cape Town Tens 2014!
Date: 7 & 8th February 2014
Venue: Hamilton’s Rugby Club, Green Point
Cost: R100, Ladies receive free entry on Friday before 17h00. All kids under 12 enter for free
Click HERE to buy your tickets now!
Cape Town – The Cape Town Tens rugby event on Wednesday announced plans for a ground breaking sponsorship of the 2014 event.
Food Lover’s Market has become the exclusive food partner of the event and will be delivering a unique and premium food experience for players and spectators alike – including hot and cold food zones, buffet breakfasts and a sushi area.
Launched in 2009 by rugby legends, Bob Skinstad and Robbie Fleck, the Cape Town Tens is now the biggest ten-a-side tournament in world rugby. It’s a unique sports lifestyle event that provides a winning formula of rugby, sunshine, banter and live entertainment to more than 2 000 players and 12 000 spectators over two days. It was recently short-listed as a finalist in the Best Live Experience category of the upcoming Discovery Sports Industry Awards.
Brian Coppin, the MD of the Fruit and Veg City Group, said: “We see a great fit with the Cape Town Tens audience and are excited to deliver a world class food offering at one of South Africa’s fastest growing sports lifestyle events.”
“Under the auspices of the Food Lover’s Market Love Health initiative, we are encouraging consumers to live a healthy and active lifestyle and be conscious of their relationship with food – and the Rugby Tens tournament is the perfect vehicle for us to share our message of nutrition and wellness. In the weeks leading up to the tournament we will be offering consumers and teams great nutritional and wellness advice via our digital platforms and media partners.”
Skinstad added: “The event experience is paramount at Tens and our exciting partnership with Food Lover’s Market takes this experience to a new level. Food Lover’s Market is one of the fastest growing brands in South Africa and we are delighted to have them on board. We are sure players and spectators alike will be delighted with the high quality food zone at our forthcoming event.”
Now in its sixth year, Cape Town Tens will take place at Hamilton’s Rugby Club, on Friday 7 February and Saturday 8 February 2014, with more than 90 teams set to take part.
The event will also feature live entertainment, rugby development clinics, Springbok and international legends and South Africa’s biggest beer tent.
UTi, one of the world’s leading supply chain and logistics management companies, has today been unveiled as a major sponsor of the rapidly growing Cape Town Tens rugby event. UTi’s partnership with Tens covers a number of VIP and rugby elements – including brand ownership of the event VIP hospitality area, as well as naming rights to the prestigious veterans division.
As part of the sponsorship, UTi has also become the official logistics partner of the event and will provide free delivery of playing kit to participating teams, who have purchased apparel through BLK – the official apparel provider to Cape Town Tens.
Vice President of Sales and Marketing at UTi, Paul Marshall commented, “Tens is a growing South African rugby brand that shares many common values with our organization, including passion, team work and camaraderie, all in a high quality event environment. UTi also shares Tens’ innovative approach and ambition. We are extremely excited to be involved in helping deliver an event that marks the opening of the Southern Hemisphere rugby season.”
Launched in 2009, by rugby legends, Bob Skinstad and Robbie Fleck, the Cape Town Tens is now the biggest ten-a-side tournament in world rugby. The Cape Town Tens is a unique sports lifestyle event that provides a winning formula of rugby, sunshine, banter, beer and live entertainment to more than 2,000 players and 12,000 spectators over two days.
Bob Skinstad added, “We are delighted to welcome such a prestigious global company to the Tens family of partners. The Cape Town Tens is now the biggest social event in SA rugby and more and more brands are keen to get involved. As professional rugby has become more serious, Tens has filled a gap by focusing on the fun and social aspects of our great sport. This is the first of a number of sponsorship announcements that will be made in the coming weeks and months.”
Now in its sixth year, Cape Town Tens will take place at Hamilton’s Rugby Club, on Friday 7 February and Saturday 8 February 2014 with more than 90 teams set to take part. The event will also feature live entertainment, rugby development clinics, Springbok and international legends and South Africa’s biggest beer tent. The Cape Town Tens was recently short-listed as a finalist in the Best Live Experience category of the upcoming Discovery Sports Industry Awards.
• UTi is an international, non-asset-based supply chain services and solutions company providing air and ocean freight forwarding, contract logistics, customs brokerage, distribution, inbound logistics, truckload brokerage and other supply chain management services.
• The company serves a large and diverse base of global and local companies, including clients operating in industries with unique supply chain requirements such as the pharmaceutical, retail, apparel, chemical, automotive and technology industries.
• UTi utilises its global network, proprietary information technology systems, relationships with transportation providers, and expertise in outsourced logistics services to deliver competitive advantage to each of its clients’ supply chains.
• For further information please go to UTi’s website or call Paul Marshall on (011) 456 7416.
Cape Town Tens rugby festival, which takes place on the 7th and 8th of February 2014 at Hamilton’s Rugby Club, has announced the addition of a netball tournament to the festival and the opening of entries to netball teams across South Africa.
The event is the largest social 10-a-side rugby tournament in the world, attracting1600 rugby players and over 12 000 spectators in 2013. In its sixth year running Cape Town Tens has cemented itself as the social sporting event of the year amongst rugby fans, and soon for netball fans and supporters as well.
Currently the biggest participation sport for women in SA, the introduction of netball will allow for a larger demographic of individuals to partake in the Tens event, and bring a whole new element to the tournament.
“Social netball is very active in the country and continues to grow”, says Bob Skinstad, co-founder of Cape Town Tens. “If we look at the growth of Cape Town Tens, the profile of spectators and the people who attend, netball as an official Cape Town Tens sport fits the mould perfectly and we are really excited to be opening up the event to a broader range of sport and welcome the touring social netball teams to the event”.
The tournament will consist of 40 netball teams spread over four divisions – one Premier Division, one Veteran Division and two Social Divisions and will follow Tens’ format with 10 players and 7 minutes aside.
The winning recipe over the last few years; key ingredients being rugby, sunshine, beer, music, Cape Town and great people, will be kept. The only difference being that in 2014 we will have 500 netball players in custom-designed netball dresses join in on the Tens festivities.
Cost of entry for netball teams of 10 will be R5000 which includes weekend festival passes, event entry, medic and massage service, goodie bags, meal & beverage vouchers, awards and custom designed netball team dresses.
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Team entries to the World’s largest Tens tournament, the Cape Town Tens, are as scarce as hens’ teeth!
The social rugby tournament, which has just been nominated in the Sports Industry awards for “Best Live Experience” will be taking place on the 7, 8th of February 2014 at Hamilton’s Rugby Club in Green Point, and has a confirmed 70 of the available 80 social team slots done and dusted.
Please note team spots are SOLD OUT for the following divisions:
- The Light Beer 1 and Light Beer 2 divisions
- Mainly Here for Beer division
There are still some spots left in the following divisions:
- 2 spots in the Vets division
- 8 spots in the Heavy Beer division.
Think your team has got what it takes? Enter your squad of 20 HERE for an experience of a lifetime! Entries are selling fast and will be granted on a first come first serve basis so don’t miss out!
If you want to get on the waiting list, then get your team registered and in the queue.
GLOBAL sporting brand BLK has announced a three-year official kit deal with Cape Town TENS Rugby, one of the fastest growing and most exciting social rugby establishments in the world.
The deal will be BLK’s first in South Africa and will see the brand supply a full range of technical performance apparel for all TENS Rugby representative teams.
Managing Director at TENS Rugby, Gerhardi Odendaal said the high level of innovation and design opportunities is what attracted them to BLK.
“We at TENS Rugby are very excited to be able to offer our teams the same quality playing kit some of the top professional teams in the world wear,” said Mr Odendaal.
“BLK is innovative, hardworking and creative and we are delighted to offer our teams the opportunity to design their own kit online for the first time ever,” he said.
Launched in 2009 by former Springbok stars Bob Skinstad and Robbie Fleck, the Cape Town TENS rugby tournament has become one of the world’s largest rugby tens contests.
Now in its sixth year the event will again take place at Hamilton Rugby Club, one of South Africa’s oldest rugby clubs, on Friday 7 February and Saturday 8 February 2014 with more than 90 teams set to take part.
CEO at BLK Tyron Brant said this was one of their first major deals in South Africa and was another step in their global expansion plans.
“At BLK we are committed to providing the most technologically advanced playing apparel on the market, so to be aligned with a major rugby organisation such as TENS Rugby is a testament to the standard of our apparel,” said Mr Brant.
“The Cape Town TENS Rugby tournament is a great rugby institution in South Africa and around the world. It sees rugby fanatics come together to take part in two days of competition, entertainment and socialising.
“The playing kits will utilise some of the most advanced technology to help teams reach their playing potential on the field. We look forward to seeing some of the jersey designs created by the teams taking part in the tournament next year,” he said.
This latest deal comes following the recent announcement of BLK’s first European partnership with Connacht Rugby. The four-year partnership sees the brand supply a full range of technical performance apparel for all representative teams of the provincial Irish rugby team.
Australian based BLK has become a major international brand since it was created in 2011. With worldwide distribution, BLK are the official apparel partners with teams such as Wallabies, Manu Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, University of Canberra Brumbies, Melbourne Rebels and Canterbury Rugby Union. In addition, they boast over 4,000 teams worldwide who exclusively carry BLK team wear.
For more information please visit www.blksport.co.za