Industry news presented by SAPCA and our media partners.
11 February 2003The demand for water-based hockey fields has never been greater in the UK.
07 February 2003SAPCA is to make all of its Codes of Practice freely available through its website.
07 February 2003Desso DLW Sports Systems has been awarded the contract to supply the FA’s National Football Centre with four “third generation” artificial pitches.
03 February 2003The Register of English Football Facilities, the most comprehensive record of football facilities ever produced, has been launched by the Football Foundation.
01 February 2003SAPCA member White Line Services has helped to complete a “cool” new athletics track for The Olympic Oval, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
30 January 2003In addition to manufacturing and erecting fencing to both a water-based pitch and a sand-filled synthetic pitch at Guildford Hockey Club recently, SAPCA member J B Corrie & Co.
30 January 2003A very special school in every sense has now benefited from the design and installation expertise of Charles Lawrence Surfaces plc.
27 January 2003As a result of the Strategy Review undertaken to mark the fifth anniversary of the Association’s formation, SAPCA has changed its name to The Sports and Play Construction Association.
16 January 2003SAPCA has announced its programme of Sports Facility Construction events for 2003.
16 January 2003After officially opening Leeds United's £5 million state of the art Training Academy at Thorp Arch, the Club's President, Lord Harewood described the building as "an absolute palace".
10 January 2003The Football Association is working closely with the sports facility industry to improve the safety of goalposts and to prevent accidents.
23 December 2002New research work is being carried out by Cranfield Centre for Sports Surfaces (CCSS) into the widespread problem of dry patch on golf fairways.
21 December 2002Leading materials supplier Aggregate Industries UK Ltd will be the official sponsor of SAPCA's Fifth Annual Conference for Members, to be held on 26-27 March 2003.
20 December 2002The Queen's Club in London, home of the Stella Artois tennis tournament and the Lawn Tennis Association, has just erected a Bridome airhall to cover two of its clay tennis courts.
17 December 2002Stadia Sports International Ltd has announced that it is the first to hit the marketplace in 2003 with the issue of its new sports and athletics catalogues.
17 December 2002Sports Labs MD Eric O’Donnell was a key speaker at the recent New Opportunities for PE and Sport Seminar held at Brecon in Wales on 4 December.
12 December 2002SAPCA continues to strengthen its links with the industry internationally, having attended and contributed this week to the annual Technical Meeting of the USTC&TBA.
07 December 2002SAPCA's last Sports Facility Construction event of 2002, held at Sandown Park Racecourse, Surrey on 26 November, attracted a record-breaking audience.
03 December 2002The ERDC Group has announced a significant move into rugby through an involvement with the Rugby Football Union, the RFU.
02 December 2002Charles Lawrence has made a move to extend the capability of its new Maintenance operation.