Participant Information

Team Formation

Each team consists of a minimum of five players. There is also an opportunity to add a further two substitutes to total seven players per team. All teams should take into consideration the following: 

  • All players must be employed by the participating government entity
  • Players can be of different nationalities
  • Professional athletes can’t be used outside the government employees

Team Manager

The participating entity should assign a team manager who will be responsible for the following:  

  • Register team on the Gov Games Platform 
  • Ensure all team members register their personal details on the Gov Games Platform correctly and according to the specified timeline
  • Responsible for all communications with the event organizers, including but not limited to registration and event questions on behalf of his/her team
  • Ensure that his/her team collects their correct sports attire from the specified stores within the specified timeline and ensure they wear them during the competition 
  • Must attend the orientation and draw proceedings 
  • Ensure that his/her team arrives to the site and checks in on time for the competition  
  • Represents the team at all times and will be responsible for advising the relevant officials of substitutions, appeals and any other required communication  
  • Responsible for the conduct of his/her team throughout the entire competition
  • The team manager must be a 'non-competing' team member

Team Captain

One player is assigned as the team captain, and his/her tasks are as follows: 

  • Responsible for your teams conduct and morale throughout the event  
  • Responsible to make strategic decisions regarding which team members will participate for which obstacles  
  • Responsible to ensure your team is on time for each obstacle briefing according to the rules  
  • The team captain must be one of the 'competing' team members

Required Mental Agility

  • Ability to work as one team in harmony
  • Tactics and strategic thinking
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Communication and co-ordination skills
  • Ability to perform under pressure

Required Physical Agility

  • Running capacity (1 km in a minimum of a 6 min time)
  • Physical/Full body strength
  • Ability to balance
  • Ability to swim


All team members should be free of: 

  • Any injuries
  • Heart disease
  • Chest pain when exercising
  • Blood pressure disorder
  • Any pain in the bones or joints
  • Any feeling of dizziness or fainting during excessive movement
  • Any physical ailments that may lead to a serious physical exertion
  • Fear of heights