For the first time in the history of the Cape Town Tens, Entries are open in April! This has been done for a number of reasons, but primarily because we have some incredible plans to celebrate our 5th anniversary in 2013 in real style, and planning on all aspects of the tournament is already well underway much earlier than normal. We also hope that by opening entries earlier, teams have more time to:
- Find sponsors and get monies raised
- Design their kit (and ensure that it is delivered before Christmas holidays and avoid any last minute dramas)
- Book and find the best travel deals available – plenty of news to come on this – and also a chance to plan the trip further in advance and consider extending their stay to explore more of what Cape Town has to offer, and also consider getting involved in the Charity Events around the Tournament – The SA Rugby Legends Charity Celeb golf day that takes place during the day on Thursday 31st January, and also the JAG Foundation and CNCF joint gala dinner that takes place on the Thursday evening
- Prepare in general, and contribute to the vibe in the build up to the tournament through updating their progress and team news etc on our new website (of which we’re super proud) – more on that to follow once you’ve registered
The entry fee for 2013 will be R10,000 per team, for a squad of 20 this year (including players and management) and will include meal tickets, a set of 20 fully sublimated playing jerseys (to your design of course), physio and massage services, full medical support and facilities, all the water and sport’s drink you need, WP appointed referees, entry to the festival, exclusive player’s area for each Division, team beer specials, one helluva jol…and it’s our 5th birthday, so we have some exciting plans in the pipeline to celebrate, so keep an eye out for the presents we’ll be giving away!
As always, we’re confident that entries will be snapped up fast, and despite the fact that 2013 will see a record 80 teams participating, there are only 16 spots available in each of the 5 divisions, so expect them to be sold out quickly. Please avoid disappointment by registering as early as possible.
We’re implementing a strict, ‘First Paid, First In’ policy this year, so that all teams are treated fairly, but we are also thanking the teams that have played in all 4 previous Cape Town Tens tournaments by guaranteeing their entries as long as they are fully paid up by the 31st May 2012.
Please visit the Tournament Info Pack page for further information relating to the entry process etc, and we look forward to welcoming your team aboard in 2013 – just make sure you move quick!