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Cranfield University Rolls Onto The Cricket Pitch

29 June 2003

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has provided funding to Cranfield University's Centre for Sports Surfaces at Silsoe, which has launched a new research programme to look at ways to improve cricket pitch performance from the village green up to the test arena.

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CONIPUR ISP Sprint for Bath University

26 June 2003

CONIPUR ISP Sprint was chosen as the sports surfacing system for Bath University Elite Training Center, UK.

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Interested in the Science of Tennis?

25 June 2003

With the British grass season upon us, some frequently asked questions are: How does the pace of a grass tennis court compare to other surface types? How does the modern racket affect the playing styles of today’s game? For answers to these and other questions read on.

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Rangers' Artificial Pitch Gets First FIFA Recommendation in UK

09 June 2003

Glasgow Rangers FC is the first football club in the UK to receive a top recommendation from FIFA for an artificial pitch, based at their Murray Park training ground on the outskirts of Glasgow.

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Bureau Veritas Acquires Weeks Group

05 June 2003

Bureau Veritas, the conformity assessment, certification, training and consulting group specialising in Quality, Health & Safety, Environment and Social Accountability management, is pleased to announce the acquisition of WEEKS Group Plc, the engineering & environmental consultancy and materials testing house.

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England Hockey Elects New Team

03 June 2003

It has been announced that England Hockey has, at its General Meeting on Sunday 18 May, elected a strong new team that will lead the sport into a new period of growth and development.

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Groundsmen Digging Deep for Victory

23 May 2003

On 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...

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Exciting Times Ahead for Stadia Sports

16 May 2003

John 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.

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Steve Hillman – New Job at Duracourt

10 May 2003

Steve Hillman joined Duracourt, the synthetic sports surface specialists, in April of this year.

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McArdle AstroTurf Helps Ealing Secure Stage 2 NOF Finance

10 April 2003

Working 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.

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Surface Maintenance Seminars 2003

28 March 2003

SAPCA and the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) have announced their joint programme of maintenance seminars for 2003.

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Saints See the Light with Abacus

27 March 2003

Northampton Saints RFC has recently upgraded its home ground, including a new lighting system by Abacus Lighting Ltd.

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Sports Colleges Conference Attracts Over 1,000!

22 March 2003

More 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.

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Charles Lawrence Surfaces Takes Playtop into Spain

20 March 2003

Charles 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".

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EasiClay - the New Name in Synthetic Clay Tennis Courts

20 March 2003

A 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.

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Hexa Sports Launch New Web Based Catalogue

20 March 2003

Hexa Sports of Birmingham, sports goods manufacturers and SAPCA members, have launched a new catalogue website.

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SportsTurf Summit 2003 Attracts 800 Visitors

11 March 2003

The 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.

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Centre for Sports Technology Achieves UEFA Accreditation

11 March 2003

Following 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.

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First Outing For New Charles Lawrence Maintenance Machine

09 March 2003

Charles Lawrence International Ltd made its first public appearance at the Sports Turf Summit in Amsterdam last week.

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Rubb Sports Buildings Show Their Metal!

06 March 2003

SAPCA welcomes Rubb Sports Buildings as a new member.

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