Can Jack Parow Catch a Rugby Ball?

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Can Jack Parow Catch a Rugby Ball?

These, and other important questions will be answered at the highly anticipated 2020 Cape Town 10s tournament during the final weekend of January.

The Cape Town 10s is the City’s premium annual social sport and lifestyle event, and will host a multitude of sporting codes and popular music acts at the Green Point Common Fields in Cape Town from 31 January to 1 February.

The primary draw card of the 10s is most certainly the many famous and hometown heroes who descend on to Green Point to play on and off the sports field. The 10s rugby tournament, where professionals and amateurs put on a show stopper for the 25 000 fans who gather for a weekend of non-stop rugby action, is back. The Abantwana Bomghuba, World Cup Winning Captain Siya Kolisi’s home club in Port Elizabeth, is back to defend their title as the tournament culminates with a final show down on the Saturday afternoon.

With South African Netball making waves across the globe, it is not surprising that a staggering 112 teams are set to squeak takkie in the 2020 event.
The 6km SPAR Fun Run offers another option for participants, whilst golf is a brand new addition to the 10s with night golf at Westlake, a full round at Metropolitan and a virtual golf play off at the 10s venue on the Saturday. Hockey, 5-a-Side Soccer and Dodgeball round outan impressive sporting line up which should see 7000 + athletes compete on the weekend. The daytime dance floor will be heaving with fans ready to enjoy the musical line up of Jack Parow, Sunset Seatshop, Biggy and Majozi across two stages. A new third stage will feature a talented DJ line up throughout.

The 10s has firmly established itself as one of the premium sports and lifestyle festivals globally, and the impressive performances of our sports teams recently as well as the incredible welcoming the Boks had on their triumphant return from Japan just shows why this event concept keeps on growing and improving every year. We South Africans love sport, we enjoy a celebration, and what better place in the world than Cape Town to do
this?”, says Gerhardi Odendaal of the Old School Group, owners and organisers of the festival.

“Sport is king at the Cape Town 10s, music and cold beers are compulsory, whilst making new friends, building relationships and introducing more people to the power of sport is why we keep on doing this event,” adds Gerhardi.

A total of 80 social rugby teams from all over South Africa will compete in seven different divisions, including a Vets division, which will include the Thirsti Legends team, captained by the formidable trip of Schalk Burger, Schalk Brits and Schalk Bezuidenhout, a Social division, and a Premier 10s division, featuring cup winners from various 10s and 7s tournaments throughout South Africa.

Jack Parow really is heading on to the field as one of the BOS Sport celebrity team players,under the careful management of Siv Ngesi.

Don’t miss out on the fun! Tickets are selling fast. Buy yours now.

Event Details:
Dates: 30 January to 1 February 2019
Venue: Green Point Common Fields
Price: From R50 for children (13-17 years); R120 for students and R150 for adults. Full
weekend passes also available.

Tickets: Quicket or
To Enter SPAR Run the 10s:
For more info visit the website:

Social media:
Twitter: @10sseries

Instagram: @10sseries

Official event hashtag: #capetown10s #Iam10s

The event is owned and proudly managed by Old School Group.

Media enquiries:
For any media enquiries please contact: Andrea Grobbelaar or Kim Stephens

Be the first to Run The 10s

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(South Africa, January 2019)

Like all children, this baby just continues to grow. Backed by a highly competent and enthusiastic team, the Cape Town 10s sports and lifestyle festival has added an exciting new 5.5km run into the successful mix of rugby, netball, hockey, soccer, volleyball, dodgeball as well as esports!

Yes, yes, we all know what your next question is going to be… Why 5.5kms and not 10kms?

Well, the truth of it is that since its inception, the goal of the 10s Series has been to make the event as inclusive as possible. We want to offer people from all walks of life, level of skill and fitness an opportunity to take part in both the sport and fun aspect of the 10s. While we may introduce a 10km run in the future, just like all of you seeking to shake off the festive season slump and get fit – it’s a process and we are building up to get there.

But for now, there is a lot to look forward to in this 5.5km trot in arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

For starters it is the first Run The 10s event. When you enter and take part in the future Run The 10s you will forever have bragging rights that claim you participated in the inaugural event. But what’s more, is it is the first running event that takes runners in and around the Green Point Stadium.

Opened in 2009 and built for the 2010 Soccer World Cup, running through the stadium that has hosted famous celebrities like Justin Bieber, U2 and Eminem to name a few, is reason enough to stop reading and enter!

…then carry on reading again because what you get for the R200 entry is mind-blowing:

  • Saturday entry into the Cape Town 10s (valued at R280!)
  • Finish line refreshment
  • A goodie bag comprising a pair of Versus socks, Run The 10s Cap and Ramble drawstring bag
  • Live entertainment (up to 25 live bands)
  • The opportunity to mingle with celebrities 

It really is a steal.

Now, let’s talk route. The run starts with a lap around the Cape Town Athletics Stadium, exits the stadium and goes onto the main attraction – the Green Point Stadium. After a lap in the Green Point Stadium runners will exit and continue passed the festival grounds (where they will later enjoy the amazing live acts) and head onto the promenade which boasts picturesque views of the mountain, stadium and Atlantic Ocean (keep an eye out for a number of public art installations en-route).

Fun fact about the promenade: Building for the 11km-long promenade began in 1920 and continued for 10 years until completion… 10 years to build and the first Run The 10s on our 10-year anniversary… it seems fitting!

The section along the prom continues until the lighthouse – the oldest lighthouse on the South African coast – and then runners will turn off towards the Green Point Urban Park. This park was declared a heritage site in 2016 and offers a view of the iconic Table Mountain declared one of the 7 Wonders of Nature in 2012! Finally, runners will end up at the festival grounds where finishers are given refreshments and the first 500 entrants receive their goodies bags.

So yes, it may only be 5.5kms, but it’s 5.5kms of rich history, jaw-dropping views, awesome vibe and great value for money!

Don’t miss out!  Enter here.

Event Details:

  • Date: 2 February 2019
  • Venue: Green Point Athletics Stadium
  • Time: 8am
  • Price: R200
  • Prize breakdown: First male and female over the line, best dressed male and female & first 500 entrants get goodie bags to the value of R450

For more info visit the website:

  • Twitter: @CapeTown10s
  • Facebook:
  • Instagram: @capetown10s
  • Official event hashtags: #capetown10s #IAM10s

The event is owned and proudly managed by Old School Group

For any media enquiries please contact: Sue Anderson

Join the Revolution. #Iam10s

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The Cape Town 10s team unveils the faces behind the 10s

(South Africa, December 2018)

The Cape Town 10s is more than just an annual social sports and lifestyle festival. In terms of success, the growth speaks for itself. Emerging as a relatively small rugby tournament, evolving into a multi-sport event featuring top local music acts, achieving winner of the 2016 Discovery Sport Industry Awards for “Best Live Experience” Event in South Africa and now after 10 years, continuing in this vain.

Yes, these are impressive accolades, but 10s is also about the everyday faces behind the brand.

The series grew from a passion for rugby, team camaraderie and a love for leading an active lifestyle well-balanced with fun and good times.

The team behind the 10s holds these values at the center. Old School Group (OSG) is 10s and they are passionate about what 10s has become and what it means to everyone who forms a part of the 10s family.

When it comes to OSG, this small, close-knit unit of young, enthusiastic and active individuals are 10s (#WeAre10s) but 10s has extended itself to all of YOU: the fans, the teams, the players, the friends, families, supporters…

“10s is all about offering people from all walks of life, level of skill and fitness the opportunity to compete in sport, make friends, relax and have fun in an environment where the experience of the contestant is the number one priority. We want to introduce the team behind the 10s in order to create a more personal connection with the 10s brand and allow people to intimately engage with the 10s. The aim of the campaign is to encourage our fans to talk about their personal experiences, share stories and explain why they are 10s,” says Gerhardi Odendaal, CEO of Old School Group.

In order to share what #Iam10s means to you, the team appeals to members of the 10s family to share:

Send the 10s team a short video OR image + caption (A personal story / memory from the 10s; Your favourite aspect of the 10s; A funny moment / emotional moment / celebratory moment; Etc.)

Share videos on your personal social feeds

Tag @capetown10s and hashtag #iam10s #capetown10s

Backed by a great team and made awesome by loving fans, who wouldn’t want to experience the 10s vibe underpinned by fun, friendships, sports and a couple of cold ones?

If you want to experience something like this and join the #Iam10s community get your ticket here.

Event Details:

  • Dates: 1 & 2 February 2019
  • Venue: Hamilton Rugby Club in Green Point
  • Price: from R140
  • Tickets: Quicket

For more info visit the website:

  • Twitter: @CapeTown10s
  • Facebook:
  • Instagram: @capetown10s
  • Official event hashtag: #capetown10s #Iam10s

The event is owned and proudly managed by Old School Group.

 For any media enquiries please contact: Sue Anderson, 082 890 4878