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FieldTurf Talks with Tarkett Group

08 April 2004

FieldTurf Inc and Tarkett Sports are poised for a historic announcement.

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Hampden Park Draws Record Attendance for SAPCA!

08 April 2004

SAPCA’s 2004 exhibition programme got off to a flying start in Glasgow on 1 April

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£20m Investment for Community Sports Clubs

07 April 2004

Sport England has announced that it has committed more than £20 million to around 330 community sports club projects throughout England.

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Garside Sands Launches New Brand

06 April 2004

Following a successful 2003, Garside Sands has underlined its position as the one-stop shop for sport sand requirements.

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New Sales Manager for Garside Sands

02 April 2004

Garside Sands has appointed John Holmes as Sales Manager for Construction Sands.

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GT Group to Launch New Look at Hampden Park

29 March 2004

The GT Group has chosen SAPCA’s Hampden Park exhibition on Thursday 1 April to launch its new identity.

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Aquatrax the new Track Cleaning Machine from Replay Maintenance

24 March 2004

AQUATRAX the new athletics track cleaning machine operated by Charles Lawrence’s Replay Maintenance Division can be seen in action at The SAPCA Exhibition at Hampden Park, Glasgow on Thursday 1st April and The Embankment Track, Peterborough on Tuesday 6th April 2004.

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Blakedown Sport and Play Sponsor Official Opening of Brunel University Sports Facilities

23 March 2004

Former England and Arsenal football Captain Tony Adams launched the new sports facility at Brunel University, the former student of Brunel helped celebrate the opening of the new £2.5m sports complex at the Uxbridge campus in West London.

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Crystal Palace Sports Centre - Major Reconstruction of Athletics Facilities Begins

17 March 2004

In February 2004, work began on the complete reconstruction of the athletics track and field event facilities at Crystal Palace, London’s premier athletics venue.

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Minister Hosts Skillsactive Launch in Scotland

15 March 2004

The Sector Skills Council for the Active Leisure and Learning sector, SkillsActive will today launch its programme of activity throughout Scotland.

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Maintaining High Quality at STRI

12 March 2004

Quality control is high on the agenda at STRI. Following a recent 5-yearly external assessment by the Pesticides Safety Directorate, STRI’s pathology laboratory has successfully maintained accreditation status for the testing of pesticides and herbicides.

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Artificial turf decision expected

12 March 2004

UEFA’s Executive Committee is expected to decide this summer whether UEFA competition matches can be played on artificial turf from the 2005/06 season.

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SAPCA Supports Successful Sports Colleges Conference

08 March 2004

Last week’s sixth annual Sports Colleges Conference was the biggest conference on physical education and school sport ever held in England.

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Aggregate Industries Leads Support for Paralympians

08 March 2004

SAPCA’s official charity, the British Paralympic Association, has received a major boost with a donation of £80,000 from Aggregate Industries UK Ltd.

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Sir Clive Booth Appointed Interim Chair of the New Opportunities Fund and the Community Fund

05 March 2004

Arts and Lottery Minister Estelle Morris today announced the appointment of Sir Clive Booth as the interim Chair of both the New Opportunities Fund and the Community Fund, two of the National Lottery distributing bodies.

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Approved Applications Mean Improved Sporting Facilities

04 March 2004

Statistics released today by the DCMS show that approved applications for development on playing fields are set to bring in around £268m worth of planned investment in sports facilities.

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Industry Award for Dave Young of UK Athletics

03 March 2004

At its 2004 Annual Dinner, SAPCA presented the Association’s prestigious Award for Achievement to Dave Young, the Facilities Manager of UK Athletics.

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NSCC Raise Core Business Issues with Construction Minister

23 February 2004

SAPCA was part of a delegation from the National Specialist Contractors’ Council (NSCC) that held an extremely successful meeting with Nigel Griffiths MP, Minister for Construction, on Thursday 12 February.

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TigerTurf - Not Letting the Grass Grow Beneath Their Feet!

23 February 2004

TigerTurf, the UK’s leading manufacturer of artificial sports and leisure turf, is moving forward.

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McArdle Sport Tec Ltd - Business as Usual

19 February 2004

McArdle Sport Tec Limited, UK distributors and installers of SRI Sports products such as AstroTurf® and AstroPlay® regret to announce that SRI Sports Inc. have filed for corporate bankruptcy in Georgia, USA effective Friday 13th February.

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