Tshwane 10s set to take the Capital by Storm!
Off the back of eight highly successful events, South Africa’s biggest sport and lifestyle festival, Cape Town 10s will be launching the Tshwane 10s in October! The Tshwane 10s will be hosted at Harlequins Rugby Club in Groenkloof, Pretoria from 28 to 29 October 2016. With over 10 000 people expected to stream through the gates, the event aims to bring the unique atmosphere of the 10s sporting festivals to Tshwane and cement itself as a mainstay in the sporting calendar.
According to Gerhardi Odendaal, CEO of the Old School Group & Festival Director of the Cape Town 10s, “After months of careful planning and hard work, we are extremely proud to announce our plans to expand the Cape Town 10s offering with the launch of the Tshwane 10s. Last year we set an unprecedented benchmark with the introduction of beach volleyball as a new sport and we strived to maintain that momentum. With that came the bold move to take the Cape Town 10s formula to the capital, but also to expand the offering in Tshwane to 7 different sports on offer and a truly unique Social Olympics sports festival.”
The Old School Group – the team behind the Cape Town 10s, has upped the ante and introduced a number of new elements to the event modelled on the Cape Town 10s by including three completely new sporting codes: dodgeball, lawn bowls and squash. Players and spectators will have loads to look forward to including sporting action from more than 100 x teams taking part across the various codes on offer, including rugby, netball, beach volleyball, dodgeball, lawn bowls, touch rugby and squash. Along with the action on the sports fields, the event will feature a sensational entertainment line-up and guest appearances from some of SA’s most iconic sporting legends and celebrities.
Title sponsors of the event, Stor-Age, have long been a part of the Cape Town 10s and are proud to be associated with the move into Tshwane. “Stor-Age is delighted to be partnering with 10s Rugby for the Tshwane 10s. The event promises to be a fantastic opportunity to continue our association with the 10s brand and be a part of such a vibrant and enjoyable event”, said Chris Oosthuizen, GM Sales and Marketing for Stor-Age.
Following the same formula that has made the Cape Town 10s one of the most anticipated events on the Cape Town social calendar, the Tshwane 10s will offer an unparalleled lifestyle and sporting experience where guests can enjoy nail-biting sporting action. They will also have the opportunity to rub shoulders with Cape Town 10s co-founders Rob Fleck and Bob Skinstad as well as other South African sporting heroes, including the likes of Bakkies Botha, Victor Matfield, Fourie Du Preez, Derick Hougaard, Percy Montgomery, Gcobani Bobo and Jacques Burger set to make their mark at the Event. Dubbed “The Olympics’ of social sports”, the Tshwane 10s will also feature celebrity rugby and netball teams with a host of South African radio personalities, comedians, music stars and TV stars participating.
“Historically a popular sporting city, Tshwane serves as an ideal location to expand the 10s gees and we cannot wait to introduce locals to one of the most unique and memorable social sports and lifestyle festivals in SA”, enthused Odendaal.
Entries for this fast selling event will be available on www.tshwane10s.com
An entry package includes:
Two day festival entry pass to the tournament; 5 guaranteed games; custom designed playing kit; a limited edition Tshwane 10s cap; physio, massage and strapping services; beer vouchers; an excellent selection of bands and DJs, prizes from a selection of awesome local and international brands and a license for you to enjoy the weekend of the year.
Festival tickets will be available via iTickets: www.itickets.co.za
Tshwane 10s Details:
- Date: 28 to 29 October 2016
- Time: 9am to 9pm
- Ticket Prices:
o Friday: R50
o Saturday: R100
o Weekend pass: R125