Harlem Globetrotters trot over to SA!

The world’s premiere basketball exhibition team is returning to South Africa, after almost two decades, to put on their most outrageous show yet.

Harlem Globetrotters captivate their audience with a unique blend of athleticism and theatre, creating a show for the whole family to enjoy. The squad is made up of the world’s most talented male and female basketball athletes, who are well known for their sensational skills both on and off the court. South Africans will get to experience this smashing exhibition, starting on 1 July 2015.

OTR Events 2 (Pty) Ltd is promoting the Harlem Globetrotters Tour, and Treble Group will deliver the management, operations and  production of the tour.

We are proud to be associated with such a unique sporting event, which brings such famous global ambassadors to South Africa.

You can purchase tickets to attend one of the Harlem Globetrotters South African shows, here.

Africa As One: 26 countries visited, 19 to go!

In the build up to the 2015 Rugby World Cup, the Treble Group are helping DHL Express to pioneer a unique journey throughout Africa, driving 3 Land Rovers through 45 countries over 45 weeks. The aim of this project is to deliver rugby to Africa and Africa to the rugby world and uniting the fans as one.

In each country, the team has spread the love of the game through activations such as rugby clinics and rugby fun days with around 200 to 400 adults and children in attendance.

With 26 activations completed in 26 African countries, we’ve enabled hundreds of children to experience the game first hand and have fun whilst learning valuable life skills.

This week the ball leads the DHL Express team and Louise Otter, our Treble Group representative, to destination 26 – Togo. Togo is, as Louise describes, “a cute, calm, and HOT country!” It is a small country sandwiched between Benin and Ghana, made up of a long beach with beautiful palm trees (planted by DHL!), a colourful culture of people who love to be outdoors, large buildings dotted around the city and a somewhat peaceful environment with not much traffic.

We wish the team all the best as they then head for Benin. Good luck and continue to inspire and unite.

The team have kept us updated on their whereabouts via the DHL Africa Facebook page and have captured the cultures, traditions, magnificent landscapes and rugby activations through their amazing video diaries on their YouTube channel.

Follow this incredible and ambitious journey via their platforms and feel a part of the great African adventure!

Treble activates Captain’s Run and War Room Experience for Cell C

On Friday, 7 May, Club Newlands invited their valued sponsor, Cell C, to the inner sanctum of the DHL Stormers, before their big game against the Brumbies at DHL Newlands.

Cell C and their guests were invited to enjoy a unique occasion that is only available to a few very special people.

They attended the DHL Stormers Captain’s Run. This is the final team training session, normally held a day before kick-off. It is held behind closed doors – not open to the public, nor the media. The Captain decides which specific drills he would like to finesse, while the coaching staff simply looks in, to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

Chippie, the DHL Stormers team manager, made a special appearance and gave the esteemed guests insight into what truly happens behind the scenes when managing a rugby team.

Thereafter, they were invited to join the DHL Stormers War Room experience. This is a unique opportunity where the DHL Stormers head coach, Allister Coetzee, takes you through his thoughts before the big game, and takes the time to give you insight into his plans for such a major game.

We would like to thank Cell C for their continued support of Club Newlands, and we sincerely hope that they enjoyed this incredible and unique experience.

 

24 Days ’till we walk Durban together!

The Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk event is a mass participation walking event staged in Durban during the month of May.

The event has grown from strength to strength, starting with just 1800 walkers in 2004 and growing to over 30 000 participants today! This has become Kwazulu-Natal’s most walked and talked about event and one that we are truly proud to be a part of. Without the loyal support of the walkers, it would not be possible to host an event of this calibre.

This year, the Durban Big Walk embraces the core of what the Big Walk is truly about; “walking Durban together”. The event caters for the entire family and for people from all walks of life.

We would like to say thank you to our valued sponsors and partners; Discovery, East Coast Radio, aQuelle,  Pick n Pay, RAM, Daily News, Volkswagen ,Totalsports, Supersport and Pick n Pay Sun Sure. Our shared vision has made this event what it is today.

The 2015 Discovery East Coast Radio Big Walk event has reached capacity numbers after just one month of opening entries! Now the big countdown begins…

Treble activates Club Newlands Captain’s Run and War Room experience

On Friday, 24 April, Club Newlands and WP Rugby invited two of their valued sponsors, Land Rover and Oude Molen, to the inner sanctum of the DHL Stormers before their big game against the Vodacom Bulls.

These sponsors were invited to enjoy a unique occasion that is only available to a few very special people.

Captain’s Run is the final team training session, normally held a day before kick-off. It is held behind closed doors – not open to the public, nor the media. The Captain decides which specific drills he would like to finesse, while the coaching staff simply looks in, to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

War Room is a unique opportunity where the DHL Stormers head coach, Allister Coetzee, takes you through his thoughts before the big game, and takes the time to give you insight into his plans for such a major game.

On behalf of Club Newlands and WP Rugby, the Treble team would like to thank Land Rover and Oude Molen for their continued support, and we sincerely hope that they enjoyed this incredible and unique experience.

Treble assist DHL with Copa America

Copa America is the oldest intercontinental football competition in the world, and one of the most prestigious sporting events.

DHL has come on board as the official logistics partner to Copa America Chile 2015, and Treble will assist DHL with all of the activations necessary to make this a successful sporting occasion (including advertising, branding and hospitality)

The tournament kicks off on 11 June, 2015 and the matches will be broadcast in 200 countries over 5 continents (with an estimated audience of over 4 billion viewers)

Treble are proud to be part of the team working towards making this the biggest and best Copa America of all time.

DHL and Harlequins deal brokered by Treble

DHL, the world’s leading express and logistics company, has a strong heritage and association with world rugby.

Since the 2012/13 season they have been the official logistics partner to Harlequins, the world famous rugby club based in London.  In 2014/15 DHL became the main partner and shirt sponsor of Harlequins, and extended their sponsorship for a further period of 5 years.

Another successful deal brokered by The Treble Group.

Franschhoek Rugby Disaster Relief Fund

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Franschhoek RFC and their family members, who lost loved ones and whose loved ones suffered serious injuries after the terrible accident.

The DHL Stormers and the Sharks held a moment’s silence for those affected in the tragic bus accident involving the Franschhoek RFC before the game on Saturday.

The Western Province Rugby Football Union, under the leadership of President Thelo Wakefield, has since stepped up and launched a much-needed Franschhoek Rugby Disaster Relief Fund to help the club members who cannot afford the medical costs.

The WPRFU opened the fund with a sizeable contribution on Monday morning, an amount that was all but matched by the Treble Group. If you would like to contribute to the Franschhoek Rugby Disaster Relief Fund, the account details are as follows:

Name: Franschhoek Rugby Disaster Relief Fund
Bank: Standard Bank
Account number: 071411097
Branch code: 025009

Treble secures Oude Molen Distillery as a Club Newlands and WP Rugby sponsor

The Treble Group is proud to announce that Oude Molen Distillery has renewed its sponsorship with WP Rugby for a further two-year period.

Oude Molen, South Africa’s premium award-winning brandy, has been the exclusive spirits partner of Club Newlands and WP Rugby for the past two years. The terms of the renewed agreement has given the sponsor the title of “Official Spirits Partner of Club Newlands” with game day pouring rights for home games played at the DHL Newlands Rugby Stadium. Oude Molen also has branding and naming rights at the DHL Newlands 100’s BAR.

Thank you to Oude Molen for their unwavering support. We’re looking forward to another great year working with your award-winning team.

Africa As One

1 Billion People. 50 000 km. 45 countries. Together with DHL Express, we’re uniting Africa and rugby fans as one.

In the build up to the 2015 Rugby World Cup, the Treble Group are helping DHL Express to pioneer a unique journey throughout Africa, driving 3 Land Rovers through 45 countries over 45 weeks. The aim of this project is to deliver rugby to Africa and Africa to the rugby world and uniting the fans as one.

In each country, the team has spread the love of the game through activations such as rugby clinics and rugby fun days with around 200 to 400 adults and children in attendance. We have travelled to 18 countries so far and there are 27 more amazing countries to inspire and unite through the love of rugby.

“It’s the one stop rugby shop” says Louise Otter, our Treble Group representative and the team captain, when describing the activations in each African country. Children are able to experience the game first hand and just have fun whilst learning valuable life skills.

Louise has described the experience as being the most incredible thing she has ever done. Each week she has met new people, inspired the youth, uncovered weird and wonderful cultures, seen breathtaking views and received amazing hospitality. Her highlights are “I love giving the kids bags and stationary and getting a cuddle. Being on the road and seeing places most people will never get to see, as they are so remote, is awesome.  The challenge each week of organising a function in a different country is a nice personal achievement as well as getting the team to each country by road.”

The team has arrived at the Réunion Island this week and we wish them all the best for the last leg of their great trek through Africa. Continue to inspire and unite.