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SO MUCH TO DO AT THE RAND SHOW 2017

DISPLAYS & EXHIBITORS

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It’s playtime for sporty folk in the Rand Show’s new sports hall, “Let’s Play”

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Hit a six against Vernon Philander, try the brand-new game of Kick Darts and Football Pool, groan in sympathy with the strongmen and women, play putt-putt, try a flip on the trampolines, and hit the bullseye in the archery range ... let the games begin, in the Rand Show’s new sports hall, “Let’s Play”.

TAKE ON SA’S TOP PROTEAS
If you think you could face Dale Steyn or Vernon Philander without hearing the awful crack of a ball against your stumps, then don’t miss your turn in the Standard Bank Cricket Batting Simulator, where a one-of-a-kind cricket simulator will let you face some of your heroes from the Proteas, albeit virtually.

Come and see if you’ve got what it takes to bat against SA’s finest. Stand ready at the crease as one of the Proteas’ bowlers starts his run-up on the giant video screen. Keep a firm grip on your bat because as the virtual bowler bowls, a real ball will shoot out of the screen. Take your best shot and then check the view of the field on the screen; the simulator’s virtual shot-tracking technology shows the result of every shot, pinpointing where the ball would have gone if you were on a real field, and how many runs you would have scored.

The simulator can be adjusted to suit any age or skill set, so everyone in the family can take a crack at it.

TWO BRAND NEW GAMES TO TRY
Rand Show visitors can be amongst the first in South Africa to try two new games: Kick Darts and Football Pool. Kick Darts combines soccer with darts. Using the same rules as darts, kick darts replaces darts with a softball. Instead of throwing a dart, you kick a softball at a huge air-inflated dartboard that is covered with Velcro.

Another new game that gives a really fun twist to two sporting classics is Football Pool. Players stand on the large 3.5 m by 2.5 m ‘pool table’, and kick the cue ball into the coloured balls, aiming for the pockets.

ARCHERY
Hunger Games fans are sure to want to stop by the NASP-SA’s archery range, where they can see if they can use a bow and arrow as well as Katniss Everdeen can.

The National Archery in the Schools Programme SA (NASP-SA) is a school-focused programme that aims to encourage children in Grades 4 to 10 to get involved in this healthy outdoor activity.

Archery is a super-cool sport that not only gets kids outdoors into the fresh air, but also teaches discipline and improves self-esteem.

The NASP-SA will be doing demonstrations and holding coaching sessions on its training archery range in the sports hall, so come and find out how you can introduce this fun sport to your kids or school. For R10 for five arrows, visitors can also give this uber-cool sport a try.

DISPLAYS OF MIND-BLOWING STRENGTH
On Friday 14 April, the ladies kick off a series of three strength competitions being held at the Rand Show; SA’s Strongest Woman 2017 starts at 10 am.

Then, on the Easter weekend, it’s the turn of international and local U/105 kg athletes, in the prestigious MLO Strongman Champions League (SCL) qualifier event, only the second time ever that an SCL event has been held on South African soil.

The event taking place at the Rand Show on 15 and 16 April 2017, from 10 am until 4 pm, is a qualifier for the U/105 kg World Championship 2017 taking place later in the year in Finland.

Finally, on the closing weekend, 22-23 April from 10 am until 4 pm, the SA Strongman Union will hold the national finals of SA’s Strongest Man 2017. On top of the title, the winning strongman will claim a cash prize of R10 000 and a place in the Giants Live World Strongest Man open class competition, being held later in the year in the USA.

Each competition will begin the day in front of the Showtime Stage, before moving indoors to the sports hall.

TRAMPOLINE DISPLAYS
Athletes from the No Limits Trampoline Club will hop up onto the Olympic-standard trampolines to perform airborne stunts and tricks in daily displays. Big names in the sport will be showing how it’s done, including Protea trampolinist Lucky Radebe, a silver medal winner at the Africa Champs in 2016, and rising star Jordan Booysen, who is a contender for the SA junior team to the World Age Group Competition in Bulgaria later this year.

In between displays, visitors will get the opportunity to try out these competition-sized trampolines for themselves. Qualified coaches will be on hand during set times to teach visitors how to jump safely, and show them some exciting new moves to try out.

SHOPPING TIME FOR CYCLISTS

NorthCliff Cycles will be exhibiting in the hall to cater for the biking fraternity. The bike shop is bringing a selection of Bianchi road, mountain and triathlon bikes, as well as brands like Merida and Titan, plus a wide selection of bikes for kids. A range of Nutritech supplements, Oakley eyewear, and Thule bike racks for cars will be available at the stand, and Technogym will be displaying its power training aids.

FREE SCUBA DIVING VOUCHER
Visitors to the Scubaversity stand will each receive a free Try-Dive voucher worth R250. Scubaversity wants to introduce Rand Show visitors to the exciting lifestyle that diving offers. This PADI Career Development Dive Centre and Club has over 4 000 members who have already experienced the thrill of diving. Take your R250 voucher to Scubaversity’s Ruimsig facility and get in the pool for your first taste of that thrill in a safe environment.
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All this sporty action is just part of the lineup of top-class entertainment at this year’s Rand Show. South Africa’s biggest consumer expo is the only show to offer attractions covering everything from motoring, military, and science and technology, to design, animals, gardening, health and beauty, and variety shows ... there’s an entire day out for the whole family packed into each Rand Show ticket.

Visit www.randshow.co.za to find out about what’s on this year at the Rand Show.

WHEN, WHERE, HOW MUCH?
The Rand Show runs from Friday, 14 April to Sunday, 23 April 2017, from 9 am to 7 pm (last entry at 6 pm), at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec (GPS – S26°14.484’ E27°58.510). There is ample secure paid parking at the venue, with visible policing.

Rand Show tickets at the gate cost R150 for adults, R50 for pensioners, R50 for 13-16 years, R20 for 6-12 years, and under six enter free. Midweek specials for Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 April only are R75 for adults, and R20 for 13-16 year olds. Open-air parking is R20 per car. Tickets are available at the gate or through Computicket. Tickets give access to a wide variety of entertainment attractions, but exclude rides on the helicopter and monorail, drifting, bagjumping, the fun fair, and refreshments and food.

 
 

Do you have what it takes to face the likes of Dale Steyn or Vernon Philander? There’s only one way to find out (short of trying out for the Proteas) ... at the one-of-a-kind Standard Bank Cricket Batting Simulator in the Rand Show’s new “Let’s Play” sports hall. From 14-23 April 2017, Nasrec.


Come and try a brand-new game in the Rand Show’s Let’s Play sports hall: Kick Darts, combining soccer and darts. From 14-23 April 2017, at the Joburg Expo Centre, Nasrec.



Come and test your aim at the archery range in the Rand Show’s new “Let’s Play” sports hall. The National Archery in the Schools Programme SA will be doing demonstrations and holding coaching sessions on the range, and for R10, visitors can grab a bow and try it for themselves. From 14-23 April 2017, Nasrec.