Who can participate

We are all capable of overcoming our inner obstacles. Men and women, of all nationalities, the GOV GAMES is a chance for you to work together and achieve the impossible. Hurry-up and join the team bonding experience! We need team players to put their strengths together. Are you good at strategic thinking and decision making? Are you physically fit and ready to take on demanding challenges? Then your team is waiting for you.

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:

  • Ability
  • 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