Cape Town - One of Cape Town’s biggest social sporting and lifestyle events - the Cape Town
10s - is taking place this weekend and promises to be an exciting and
fun-filled two days.
The City of Cape Town’s Special Events Committee
signed a new three-year agreement with the event organisers, which means that
the Cape Town 10s is set to continue until the 2020/21 financial year.
The City supports the event in the form of City
services as well as providing City-owned venues for use by the participating
Now in its 11th year, the Cape Town
10s has grown from being a rugby-only tournament to a multi-sport event which
also includes netball, dodgeball, beach volleyball, hockey and football.
This year, the event will add a unique fun run element
to the event which will see runners run through another of the city’s amazing
venues, the Cape Town Stadium.
The City’s support for the event comes on condition
that partners feature developmental aspects for residents.
To fulfil this condition, the Cape Town 10s
has over the years partnered with various non-profit organisations
including the JAG Foundation, The Atlas Foundation,
Coolplay Project and the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, SARLA
and the Players Fund to promote development through sport. This year, the
CT 10s will be hosting a coaching clinic for 80 young rugby players from
Leading up to the main event this weekend, former
Springbok player Bryan Habana and other former Springbok
legends presented motivational talks to pupils at Vista High School in
Bo-Kaap about the importance of discipline in team sports and in life.
Three current Springbok and Stormers legends will also
join in the fun at the Cape Town 10s this year. Siya Kolisi, Eben Etzebeth and
Scarra Ntubeni will each be coaching their own teams, namely Abantwana
Bomgquba, Etzebeth Express and the Ubumbo Legends from their respective home
In addition, the Cape Town 10s will also be
supporting two rugby teams from Masiphumelele and Langa with entries into the
tournament as well as coaching.
It is really inspiring that these players are able to
give of their time to share and impart their knowledge to these young rugby
players. This embodies the Cape Town spirit of giving back to the
In 2019, the event is expecting to host 90 rugby
teams, 96 netball teams, 60 beach volleyball teams, 30 dodgeball teams, 14
football teams, 14 hockey teams and 90 CrossFit teams from all over South
Africa and abroad.
The City is proud to provide support to an event which
also puts emphasis on the development of residents, especially the youth.
We know the Cape Town 10s is not just about the action
on the sporting field, but also has social components and, as the City, we
would like to encourage spectators to have fun, but to do so responsibly.
Drinking and driving is highly discouraged as our law
enforcement officers will not hesitate to take action against those who get
behind the wheel of a vehicle while intoxicated.
The Cape Town 10s takes place at the Hamilton Rugby
Club in Green Point Town from Friday, February 1 until Saturday, February 2, 2019.