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Sports Surfaces Symposium

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The Sports Surfaces Symposium

Tuesday 5 July 2016
Kempton Park Racecourse Staines Road East,
Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex TW16 5AQ


Register now!SAPCA invites you to attend the Sports Surfaces Symposium, a special one-day event that comprises a series of informative and educational seminars together with an exhibition featuring specialists in the design, construction and maintenance of sports facilities.

Seminar Programme (from 9.45am to 4.00pm)

Funding Sources for Sports Projects

Karen Woolland

The seminar programme includes these topics:

  • Funding – the latest sources and top tips for applications
  • Effective marketing for sports facilities
  • How to choose the right sports surface
  • Sports surface maintenance
  • Playing pitch strategies
  • Playing field protection
  • Planning for sports facilities
  • The design of multi-use games areas
  • New standards for synthetic pitches
  • How to improve natural sports turf
  • Understanding indoor sports floors
  • Successful project management
  • Floodlighting (including LED)
  • How to select sports equipment

The full programme is available for download [here].

At "The Bench" advice centre, within the exhibition area, specialist advisers will be available to offer their expertise.

These SAPCA member companies and organisations will be exhibiting:

Active Surrey
Abacus Lighting Ltd
Domo Sports Grass
Heras UK Fencing
Lano Sports
McArdle Sport-Tec
Mark Harrod Ltd
Physical Activity Facilities Magazine
Replay Maintenance
Smith Construction (Heckington) Ltd
Sports Management Magazine
Surrey CPFA
Universal Services (Sports Equipment)
Wildfire Comms

Exhibition (open from 9.00am to 3.30pm)

The exhibition will feature leading contractors, suppliers, manufacturers and independent consultants from across the sports facility construction industry, as well as related sports organisations.

Who Should Attend?

All those concerned with the design, procurement, construction and maintenance of sports surfaces and associated works including: schools, universities, local authorities, voluntary sports clubs, sports and leisure centres, community projects, playing field managers, architects, specifiers, contractors and sports organisations. Attendance is free for all delegates.

How to Register

To ensure admission please register for the event in advance.

Register [here].

Your booking will be confirmed automatically but a reminder will be sent to all registered delegates in advance of the event.

Alternatively contact SAPCA by telephone on 024 7641 6316.


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