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The Launch of the Playing Fields Network – A New Era for Community Sport

The Launch of the Playing Fields Network – A New Era for Community Sport

26 September 2017

Among the oldest public sports bodies in the UK, the history of the CPFAs dates back to the efforts to restore and safeguard sports facilities in communities following the two World Wars. The first individual CPFAs were set up in the 1920s to protect people's right to access local outdoor community sport and recreation facilities.

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On the Surface

On the Surface

25 July 2017

Chris Trickey, Chief Executive, SAPCA

Having worked in sports facility development for 30 years – in my role at SAPCA and before that at the LTA – I’ve spent a lot of time helping clubs and talking to them about their projects. It’s always very rewarding to witness schemes come to fruition, though it’s mostly from an arm’s length involvement.

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Changing Landscapes

Changing Landscapes

12 July 2017

Chris Trickey, Chief Executive, SAPCA

The world of sport is fast changing – and there is a general movement towards professionalising all aspects of sports. Therefore, we recently announced another development which mirrors the wider sports industry’s direction of travel – a decision to move towards a more skills-based SAPCA board.

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SAPCA - No Longer a Teenager

SAPCA - No Longer a Teenager

05 July 2017

Chris Trickey, Chief Executive, SAPCA

Coco Chanel once famously said that "nature gives you the face you have at twenty, but it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty". Wise words, and there is no reason Coco’s wisdom can’t be applied in business too. It is important to keep one eye on the future, and the way we want to appear in it.

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