Cape Town Tens rugby festival, which kicks off 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, attracting 1600 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 50 netball teams spread over four divisions – one Premier Division, one Veteran Division and two Social Divisions and will follow Ten’s format with 10 players and 7 minutes aside.
The winning Tens recipe of key ingredients such as 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 a custom designed netball team dresses.
Entries of rugby teams have been filled quickly however a few additional social rugby team spots have now been made available, contact Tom at [email protected] or call 082 493 6901 to ensure you secure a last minute entry to what promises to be the most fun sports weekend of the year!
For more information please visit the Cape Town Tens website at www.capetowntens.com or contact [email protected].
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