Inaugural Hercules Trophy Event

On 18th July, the inaugural Hercules Trophy event was celebrated in Supersport Park, Johannesburg, South Africa.

This was the inaugural Hercules challenge to take place in SA and there were 48 teams of 6 or 7 members from various companies in SA represented. Tiger Brands, Avis, Europecar, Legends Hotel group, City Lodge to name but a few.

Team SA attended the Hercules Trophy and contributed their “67 minutes” for Mandela Day just a day before their departure for the London 2012 Olympics. The participants gave their all from the word go and everyone definitely earned their stripes defending the honour of their company.

Here are the winners of the competition: Team Avengers from Avis won the legendary trophy. Congratulations guys, you were awesome! Team Avengers received a check of ZAR 67,000 to give to the charity project of their choice: Jumping Kids. Runner-up: FCBT Team from Flightcentre, with only 1 point less than the winner. Team Victorix, also from Avis, did a fantastic job and won the bronze medals.

But the Hercules Trophy is so much more than sports. It’s also about being cool and funny. That’s exactly what The Albany Smooth Buns from Tiger Brands were aiming for. They won the Award for Coolest Team. The Smartest Team Award went to the Travelport Titans from Travelport. The Best Team Picture prize was for Ladies of Calibre from Lloyd Orr. Avis’ team Incredibles are the Hercules fairplay team for one year, whereas Tabard A Team from Acorn Products are the Kindest Team, as they were fund raising champions. Winner of the CxO petanque tournament is Peter Skerritt & Associates, for the Banks United Team. Congrats to all of you!

Thank you Dream Team for the flawless organisation, the herculean spirit and the positive vibes. We would also like to thank the sponsors for their belief and massive support: Monster Party, Nolands, H2O, SA Conference, Segway, Virgin Active, Legacy Hotels, DriveCool, Avis, Tiger Brands and Acorn. We will be back next year, bigger and better!

This was a fantastic event and so well organized. It was a great day to promote the company create team spirit and network with other companies.


Team FCBT: Neil Campbell, Craig Pestana, Marius van Biljon, Angie Bridger, Sam Kenning, Warrick van Gool.

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