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23 May 2003On the 14th May, The FA confirmed the county and regional winners of this years FA Groundsmen of the Year Awards, which for the first time will be sponsored by FA Partner Carlsberg...
16 May 2003John Hoffman and Soames Springthorpe, owners of the Stadia Sports Group, have announced the sale of the company to the team led by Jim Seligman and Ken Horn.
10 May 2003Steve Hillman joined Duracourt, the synthetic sports surface specialists, in April of this year.
10 April 2003Working with McArdle AstroTurf, Ealing Council is constructing nine multi use games areas in the borough. Of these, six school locations are subject to stage two funding from the New Opportunities Fund. On-site installation work for the contract, worth £1.2m, commenced in April 2003.
28 March 2003SAPCA and the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) have announced their joint programme of maintenance seminars for 2003.
27 March 2003Northampton Saints RFC has recently upgraded its home ground, including a new lighting system by Abacus Lighting Ltd.
22 March 2003More than 1,000 delegates gathered on 20 and 21 March at The International Centre, Telford to attend the Youth Sport Trust's annual Sports Colleges conference.
20 March 2003Charles Lawrence Surfaces plc has just announced the appointment of a new licensee partner in Spain for its Playtop brand, "Europe’s leading poured-in-place, impact-absorbing safety surfacing system for children’s playgrounds".
20 March 2003A unique synthetic surface that allows play all year round, reacts just like an authentic clay court, and needs minimal maintenance? Duracourt believe that EasiClay does that and much, much more.
20 March 2003Hexa Sports of Birmingham, sports goods manufacturers and SAPCA members, have launched a new catalogue website.
11 March 2003The inaugural Sports Turf Summit 2003 conference and exhibition, presented by Stadia magazine, was held at the Amsterdam Arena last week and attracted more than 800 people.
11 March 2003Following a comprehensive assessment of its test facilities and expertise The Centre for Sports Technology (CST) has become the first laboratory to be accredited by UEFA for the testing of artificial turf football surfaces and pitches.
09 March 2003Charles Lawrence International Ltd made its first public appearance at the Sports Turf Summit in Amsterdam last week.
06 March 2003SAPCA welcomes Rubb Sports Buildings as a new member.
06 March 2003Musco Lighting has announced that it has joined in partnership with the European Hockey Federation.
05 March 2003After inspecting the FieldTurf training pitch installed at Ipswich Town Football Club, John Williams, Head Teacher of Westlands Community Primary School, Chelmsford, said he would not accept any other surface for the school’s new pitches.
13 February 2003On Thursday 6 February 2003 Mark Lewis Francis smashed the 100m British Indoor Record with a time of 10,34 seconds.
13 February 2003Halmo Sports Ltd has successfully completed a number of major tennis court projects, at Loughborough University LTA Centre of Excellence, the Tarka Tennis Centre, Tennis World and Boston LTC.
12 February 2003Due to the continued growth in the Irish market, Musco Lighting Europe Ltd has expanded its business into Ireland.
11 February 2003SAPCA will be participating in The External Works Exhibition, EWx 2003, at the NEC in Birmingham on 8-10 April.